2014 is the AU year of Agriculture and Food Security. As African leaders gather at the end of this month in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit, they have an opportunity to make good on their 2003 promise to allocate ten percent of their budgets to agriculture – a sector known to be highly effective at reducing poverty. It is also time that leaders turn their challenges of food insecurity, poverty, malnutrition and unemployment into opportunities. Agriculture is a good place to start.
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