Startups and nonprofits race to unlock Africa’s agriculture potential as millions face food crisis and droughts by Moody's

Africa’s small farm sizes have led to low crop yields compared to other regions. This, coupled with increasing global demand for agricultural commodities, has posed economic risks for emerging market countries in Africa.

Food insecurity is a major concern, driven by rising populations, geopolitical disruption, and climate risks — but African governments have not adequately invested in agricultural research and development (R&D) and focused programs to achieve sustainable development goals.

Moody’s data story by Dan Grunebaum examines the social risks attributed to climate change and the innovative approaches being implemented to boost crop yields, fight famine, and reduce import dependence.