Professor Simon Roberts | Why African Countries Experience High Food Prices and What We Can Do About It

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African countries are facing huge challenges around the availability, cost, and quality of food. These countries are import-dependent and disproportionately affected by global price hikes, while many are also undergoing rapid urbanisation which increases demand. These problems need an effective response to ensure the provision of affordable, healthy food. Professor Simon Roberts and his colleagues at the University of Johannesburg recently explored why high food prices are found in African countries, and suggest urgent solutions for addressing food scarcity, instability, and unaffordability. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the position paper ‘High Food Prices in Africa: causes, consequences and agenda for action’,, and ‘Competition issues and regional integration in soybean and animal feed to poultry markets, within and across Kenya, Malawi and Zambia’,


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