Africa Seeks to Address Food Crisis

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By Irene !Hoaes

WINDHOEK

African Finance ministers tasked the management of the African Development Bank (AfDB) with the development of a paper exploring options to address the current food shortages in Africa that is also a global crisis, at their meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, last week.

minister of Finance Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who attended the meeting says no exact measures were yet agreed upon until the AfDB finalises its task.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the role of the AfDB is to provide finance for whatever project these African countries want to embark upon in order to address the current food crisis.

“The aim is to support agricultural production in order to address the current food crisis facing the continent as well as the world,” Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said.

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