Africa’s Economy Is Rising. Now What Happens to Its Food?

Citing recent gains in Africa’s per capita income equaling that of the rest of the world, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt examines rising economic tides through the lens of food. While better economic conditions should allow many Africans that now subsist on starchy staple crops such as cassava to access more diverse and nutritious diets, Leonhardt argues that an enabling environment must also be in place.  Governments and large foundations should also address market failures, he writes, including inadequate roads and lack of knowledge about market prices through greater mobile phone penetration.  

New York Times, January 2015