Africa alone could feed the world

时间:2019-03-08 06:13:01166网络整理admin

DOOM-MONGERS have got it wrong – there is enough space in the world to produce the extra food needed to feed a growing population. And contrary to expectation, most of it can be grown in Africa, say two international reports published this week. The first, projecting 10 years into the future from last year’s food crisis, which saw the price of food soar, says that there is plenty of unused, fertile land available to grow more crops. “Some 1.6 billion hectares could be added to the current 1.4 billion hectares of crop land [in the world],