Africa is rich in both natural and human resources, yet nearly 200 million of its people are undernourished because of inadequate food supplies. Comprehensive strategies are needed across the continent to harness the power of science and technology (S&T) in ways that boost agricultural productivity, profitability, and sustainability -- ultimately ensuring that all Africans have access to enough safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs. This report addresses the question of how science and technology can be mobilized to make that promise a reality.
Speciosa Wandira KAZIBWEFormer Vice-President of the Republic of UgandaRudy RABBINGEDean, Graduate Schools, Wageningen Agricultural University, The NetherlandsM.S. SWAMINATHANChairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
Mohamed BESRIProfessor, Hassan II Institute of Agronomy & Veterinary Medicine, MoroccoMaria Manuela CHAVESProfessor, Faculty of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon, PortugalAvílio Antonio FRANCOMember, Agronomy Advisory Committee, Brazilian Research Council, BrazilRyuichi ISHII, ProfessorCollege of Bio-resource Science, Nihon University, JapanJikun HUANGDirector, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ChinaRenald LAFONDSenior Program Specialist, ICT for Development, International Development Research Centre, CanadaPeter MATLONDeputy Director for Food Security, Rockefeller Foundation, United StatesAhmadou Lamine NDIAYEVice-President, Academy of Sciences and Technology of SenegalBongiwe NJOBEDirector General, National Department of Agriculture, South AfricaEmmanuel Uche ODIGBOHProfessor, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of NigeriaGideon ORONProfessor, Environment Water Resources Unit, Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelPer PINSTRUP-ANDERSENProfessor, Cornell University, USA, and The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, DenmarkElly N. SABIITIFormer Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University, UgandaJose SARUKHANProfessor, Instituto de Ecologia, National University of Mexico (UNAM), MexicoJennifer THOMSONProfessor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Louise FRESCOAssistant Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
Jim RYANStudy Director, Visiting Fellow, Economics Division, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National UniversityPrem BINDRABANAssociate Study Director, Team Leader, Natural Resources, Agrosystems-research, Wageningen Agricultural University and Research Centre, The NetherlandsHuub LOFFLERResearch Associate, Team Leader, Food and Health, BU Genetics and Breeding, Wageningen Agricultural University and Research Centre, The Netherlands