A good year for Africa's farmers, but worse to come

 作者:火脘     |      日期:2019-03-08 10:08:01
THERE has been good and bad news this week on the world’s food prospects. At a major food summit in Rome, Italy, on 12 October, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization will show that farming output in sub-Saharan Africa grew by 3.5 per cent last year. Following decades of decline, this promises the rosiest outlook for many years. The FAO estimates that the region has 700 million hectares of unoccupied land fit for farming. But further ahead, child malnutrition worldwide will increase by 20 per cent by 2050 as crop yields fall through climate change,