Published: Monday 15 October 2001

In another 20 years, Africa will not have enough to eat, indicates a recent study. The study 2020 Global Food Outlook was conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute, a Washington dc -based organisation. It concludes that without massive investment in infrastructure, Africa might have 49 million malnourished children by 2020 -- a rise of 50 per cent. "They are really seeing things as they are," said Mercy W Karanja, chief executive of the Kenya National Farmers' Union. The report, based on a computer model, took into account population, prices and production data for 16 commodities.

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