Africa’s food crisis
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In today’s world, Africa presents two images, highly visible and much reported. One is of a forest of hands reaching for food from the back of a lorry, labelled with the letters “UN”, or of figures scrambling around grain sacks pitched out of low-flying aircraft. Food enables life, sustains hope. The other is of tribal feuding (or its sad consequences), of snaking lines of refugees, or of the violence in brandished rifles and Armoured Personnel Carriers snorting through the dust. Hunger is the common factor. An imperative for nations uniting in some sort of relief action has been the feeding of Africa, and in larger terms, the saving of Africa. Essentially, however, the question is: what does Africa need apart from food?