Food and agricultural production, food security and food self sufficiency in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The first four years of the 1990s indicate that African economies have grown by an estimated mere 1.5 per cent per annum - worse than during the "lost decade" of the 1980s when Africa's economic annual growth rate was on average 1.8 per cent during the period 1980-1990. This growth is barely half of the rate of growth of Africa's population and is well below the annual average growth target of 4 per cent set by the World Food Conference in 1974, and still worse than the 6 per cent set in the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s.