Maputo Declaration

A woman stands in a rice field holding bundles of rice plants.

Blog: 10 reasons to invest bigger and better in agriculture in Africa

“The promise is more binding than the debt.” African proverb

As I write this blog, over 810,000 people are in need of immediate food aid in northern Mali and in total there are around three million people, over half of whom live in northern Mali, at risk of having nothing to eat in the coming months.

Promoting a sustainable food system in Nigeria

Blog: Promoting a sustainable food system in Nigeria

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Maputo Declaration, where African heads of state pledged to dedicate a minimum of 10% of their national budget towards agriculture. However, they have not kept our promise in Nigeria: less than 3% of the current budget is allocated to agriculture, even though agriculture accounts for about 40% of GDP.

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