As the global population expands, the burning question focuses on who will feed the increasingly hungry world. A recent visit to Africa (where much of this growth will be seen) has shown me that to a major extent, Africa will feed Africa. South Africa in particular sports vast amounts of land, favourable weather most of the time, resourceful farmers, and close proximity to those who are the hungriest. But the country must overcome major political obstructions – not to mention deadly, violent threats to farmers — before becoming a sustainable food source for the continent.
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