Issues in Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, 70% of the people live in rural areas and depend on farming for their livelihoods.
Millions of small farmers supply food to people on the continent, and 32% of those people remain undernourished.
Small farmers lack a reliable water supply for farming. Water can be scarce, and it can also be overly abundant, causing floods.
Africa’s poor management of agricultural water fuels the poverty cycle. It reduces yield, productivity and the range of crops and other farm enterprises (e.g. livestock and fisheries) that can be produced
Distress urban migration is high during the dry season. Poor urban dwellers in some African cities spend up to 85% of their income on food.
Climate change may worsen this cycle.