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    Answer to demographic challenges
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    The food demand will double by 2020 in Africa with at the same time an increase in the number of people leaving the countryside to reach the cities of the continent.


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    Develop a cleaner agriculture
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    Agriculture is the backbone of the economies of most sub-Saharan African countries. Over 60% of the active population works in agriculture. In some areas more than a third of the GDP value added comes from agriculture.


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    Ensure food security of the continent
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    Africa imports more than 50 Billion € of food per year. Meeting the quantity and quality needs is an imperative for the growth of the continent.


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Clean Agri African Forum

Sunday 27 March 2016


2nd Semester 2016
With a young and growing population, one of the major challenges of the twenty-first century is to secure the food independence of the people of the African Continent. Africa will have to change the agricultural model to switch to ecologically intensive agriculture, thus optimizing its food production capacities efficiently while preserving and enhancing ecosystems and products’ quality.

The food requirement issue matches with the health and preservation of land and environment, and to this day, the low use of polluted inputs offers Africa an incredible potential of fertile and preserved land.

The technological leap, needed to enter in an era of clean agricultural food chains, can be engaged sustainably and efficiently. This is the central issue of reflections and solutions carried by the CLEAN AGRI AFRICAN FORUM. African Countries must benefit of biological technologies (instead chemical ones) to achieve these goals, while developing food processing and export capabilities which preserve the agricultural production ecosystems.

Around concrete projects desired by the countries, the CLEAN AGRI AFRICAN FORUM aims to bring together experts, key and innovative sector operators, as well as private and public funding to ensure their realization.






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