The food situation in Africa: towards an African food development plan
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The document highlights the current world food situation and outlines the main factors responsible for the present global food shortages. It then indicates recent trends in African food production, consumption and trade; it discusses the main constraints to increasing food production in the region and the potential for expansion. The document then gives a summary of the steps taken by FAO to improve world food security and the main objectives of the World Food Conference which will be held at Rome between 5 and 16 November 1974 and concludes with an outline of the role which ECA has played and will play in the preparation and implementation of an African Food Security and Food Development Plan.