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Sub-Saharan Africa

Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

Policy Brief by David Nielson

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations, and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots. Food and Agriculture

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China. Climate and the Environment

The Last Hunger Season Revisited

Book by Roger Thurow

We revisit the families profiled in Council senior fellow Roger Thurow's book, The Last Hunger Season, six years later.

Two people walking down a dirt road with trees in the background Food and Agriculture

Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship: Africa to Chicago

Working Paper by Nicole Robinson

This paper offers actions businesses, governments, foundations, and community organizations can explore to ramp up ecosystems for future youth entrepreneurs.

 A group of youth attend a training on welding at the technical school in Mellit, North Darfur.
Albert Gonzalez Farran

Grow Markets, Fight Hunger: A Food Security Framework for US-Africa Trade Relations

Policy Brief by Andrea Durkin

Andrea Durkin provides recommendations from a Council report aiming at addressing food security in Africa and US-Africa trade relations.

An aerial view of produce stands at a street market Food and Agriculture

Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty

Book by Coauthors

Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman, award-winning writers on Africa, development, and agriculture, explain through vivid human stories how our sometimes well-intentioned strategies—alternating with ignorance and neglect—have conspired to keep the world's poorest people hungry and unable to feed themselves.

Map of Africa on a globe with a blank black background
James Wiseman
Food and Agriculture