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Adopting new technologies key to Africa’s food security

[NAIROBI] Increased adoption of new agricultural technologies andinnovations sensitive to climate change will help Sub-Saharan Africa eradicate food insecurity, experts say.

Researchers, scientists, policymakers and farmers who attended the 3rd Annual African Food Security and Agri-Extension Conference in Kenya last month (22-23 September) heard that the slow adoption of new agricultural technologies across Africa threatens to accelerate food insecurity on the continent.

“The agricultural sector is the most effective in reducing poverty and fostering food security in Africa,” said Richard Munang, the coordinator, Africa Regional Climate Change Programme of the United NationsEnvironment Programme (UNEP).

Photo Credit: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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