Africa’s population is set to double by 2050 – and that growing market has many international farmers rubbing their hands in glee, as it holds huge potential for exporters of meat, dairy and processed foods.
But in Africa, there is talk of revolution: a complete agricultural transformation, tapping into the production potential of 41 million smallholders, farming some of the most fertile soils in the world. Governments, NGOs and the private sector are committing millions of dollars to the home-grown food and farming revolution.
Anna Jones went to the African Green Revolution Forum in Ivory Coast, to find out where Africa’s farmers are heading – and whether the continent will be a customer or a competitor to the UK in future. Listen here