Investing in digital agriculture can help Africa beat the pandemic

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jul 1, 2020 at 10:43 AM
  • Africa is feeling the economic blow of COVID-19 before the impact of the disease itself.
  • Investments in local food production can pay for themselves many times over – by stabilising farm incomes, improving health and nutrition, and making countries less dependent on food imports.
  • In Rwanda, Africa Improved Foods (AIF) – a public-private partnership – buys maize and other crops from 24,000 smallholders and processes these into “super cereals” with added nutrients.