Can Africa feed itself?

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Abstract

In 2050, when the population of Africa is two and a half times larger than now, the continent will scarcely be able to grow enough food for its own population. Even if much higher yields are achieved on all current cropland, further expansion into uncultivated areas is likely and very risky due to biodiversity loss and increased greenhouse gas emissions. Based on local data and model calculations, this was the conclusion of a study conducted by a team of researchers from Wageningen University & Research, several African institutes and the University of Nebraska. Their findings were published in the journal PNAS of this week.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Improving food security by reducing the maize yield gap in Ethiopia

    Admassie, A., van Dijk, M., Jongeneel, R. A., Morley, T., Tesfaye, K., Reidsma, P., van Loon, M. P. & van Ittersum, M. K., Mar 2017, Ethiopian Economics Association. 4 p. (Ethiopian Economic Associations newsletter; no. 01)

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