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.
Science and technology options that can make a difference
Building impact-oriented research, knowledge and development institutions
Creating and retaining a new generation of agricultural scientists
Markets and policies to make the poor income and food secure
Engaging science and technology for the benefit of African agriculture in the near term