Unscrambling Africa: Regional Requirements for Achieving Food Security

Africa has inherited highly arbitrary political borders that vastly complicate current efforts to accelerate agricultural growth and reduce hunger. Because Africa’s inherited political borders arbitrarily partition agro-ecological zones and natural market sheds, current country borders serve as barriers, hampering agricultural technology transfer, hindering agricultural trade and dampening incentives for farmers and agribusinesses to invest in Africa’s many regional breadbasket zones. Feasible solutions revolve around neutralizing these deleterious effects through regional scientific networks and corridor development programs.


Issue Date:
2011-04
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/107458
Total Pages:
4
Series Statement:
Policy Synthesis
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