NAIROBI, Jun 18 (IPS) – Dr. Fadel Ndiame is AGRA’s Deputy PresidentEvery year, people in Sub-Saharan Africa consume 34 million tons of milled rice, of which 43 percent is imported. But the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly hampered supply chains, making it difficult for imported rice to reach the continent. Indeed, if immediate action is not taken, the supply shortfall will further strain the region’s food systems which are already impacted by the pandemic.Read the full story, “Africa Can Be Self-Sufficient in Rice Production”, on globalissues.org →

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