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Villagers collect their monthly food ration provided by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) near Masvingo, in drought-hit Zimbabwe January 25, 2016. Malnutrition and hunger could be quickly curtailed if more countries signed on to a plan to boost yields, says the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.

Agriculture investment yields growth and nutrition gains for Africa

Agricultural productivity gains of 5.9 to 6.7 per cent a year offer a bright ray of hope for the continent

African countries that took early action in the past decade to invest in agriculture have reaped the rewards, enjoying higher economic growth and a bigger drop in malnutrition, a major farming development organization said Sept. 6. In a report, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) said: “After decades of stagnation, much of