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How the EU Starves Africa into Submission

| October 26, 2015

It is estimated that Africa imports nearly 83 per cent of its food. African leaders are seeking ways to feed their peoples and become players in the global economy.

In the second edition of The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, I argue that Africa can feed itself in a generation. However, efforts to achieve such an ambitious goal continue to be frustrated by policies adopted by Africa’s historical trading partners, especially the European Union.

There are at least three ways in which EU policies affect Africa's ability to address its agricultural and food challenges: tariff escalation; technological innovation and food export preferences....

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For Academic Citation: Juma, Calestous.“How the EU Starves Africa into Submission.” CapX, October 26, 2015.