Africa cannot feed itself!

By Edward Anyoli

Over three million Africans cannot feed themselves and the number could increase to six million within a decade if global terms of trade are not changed to suit African farmers, Jimmy Pittchar has disclosed.

Pittchar, a researcher from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology based in Nairobi noted that Western countries have put high tariffs for agricultural imports coupled with stringent health measures, which makes it hard for African farmers to compete in the global market place.

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