Facts & Figures

FACTS & FIGURES ABOUT AGRICULTURE
IN THE AFRICA MIDDLE EAST REGION

Nearly 60%

of the African
continent’s population
experience food
insecurity.
(Revitalizing African Agriculture:
Time for Bold Action, the UNCTAD)

Food production will have to increase by

60% by 2025.

(https:www.un.org/echronicle/article/feedingworldsustainably#:~:text=Ac
cording%20to%20estimates%20compiled%20by.toll%20on%20our%20na
tural%20resources)

Africa’s total
population now stands
at over

1.4 billion.

The United Nations
projects that by

2050,

Africa’s population will
reach close to

2.5 billion.

(https://www.imf.org//media/Files
/Publications/Fandd/Article/2023/
September/Picturethis0923.ashx#:~
:text=Fueled%20by%20a%20combi
nation%20of.reach%20close%20to
%202.5%20billion)

Most African countries
are net food importers.
At least

82%

of Africa’s basic food
imports come from
outside the continent.

(Revitalizing African Agriculture:
Time for Bold Action, the UNCTAD)

Sub-Saharan Africa’s
small-scale farmers
account for more than
half of the continent’s
workforce and are
disproportionately
affected by climate
change.

Africa has approx

60%

of the worlds
uncultivated arable
land and has indeed
the potential to feed
itself and the world.
(https://www.weforum.org/agenda/
2016/01/how-africa-can-feed-theworld/)

African nations
contribute marginally
to the climate crisis

(<4%),

yet they bear a
disproportionate
impact.

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