Lindiwe is the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network. Lindiwe coordinates policy research and advocacy programs aimed at making Africa a food and nutrition secure region. She is currently leading a multi-country research and technical assistance project on Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Investments, addressing the question “What can agriculture do for nutrition?”

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Agriculture is the backbone of the African economy. According to the World Bank,1 two out of every three Africans are employed in the agriculture sector, producing about a third of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP). While overall growth in agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa almost doubled from the 1980s to the …

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