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Deep frying fish. African farmers will need to improve the agricultural value chain to be able to feed Africa of the future. www.theexchange.africa

The solution to the recurrent food insecurity problem lies in investing in the sector to ensure that the agriculture and agribusiness value chains become attractive to those most affected – Africans themselves. 

First, governments which are key stakeholders and players in the sector need to formulate and implement policies that will ensure that the issue of value chains in agriculture is addressed. For starters, with an estimated 33 million smallholder farmers, Africa’s agricultural value chain is deeply fragmented.