Graft is a threat to food security, Africa told


By LEONARD ONYANGO
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Corruption, just like climate change and crop pests, is a major threat to Africa’s dream of kicking out hunger by 2030.

Leaders and experts say “dirty” politics and poor management of resources are hurting the agriculture sector, leading to persistent food insecurity in the continent.

Speaking during this year’s African Green Revolution Forum that ended on Saturday in Kigali, Rwanda, former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer said corruption in agriculture sector and vested interests of politicians and government officials, have serious impact on food production.

Dr Frazer, who is also the managing partner of Africa Exchange Holdings, an organisation that supports farmers access to markets and assists on finance…

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