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What place for wheat in Africa?

By Emmanuelle Landais

In sub-Saharan Africa, 14 countries produce wheat; Ethiopia and South Africa are the two main growers.

Although wheat production is minor compared to other crops, wheat demands have been growing steadily over the years, contributing to large deficits across the region that are currently being filled with imports and food aid from developed countries.

The International Wheat Congress was held in July in Sasketchewan Canada, and gathered agronomists and crop scientists from around the world to discuss ways of increasing wheat production in Africa and around the world.

Emmanuelle Landais attended the conference, and sent this report.

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