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Potential China-Africa Collaboration on Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

Martha Kasafi, a refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo, works at her vegetable crops next to a water pan in Kalobeyei settlement for refugees in Turkana County, Kenya on October 2, 2019. AFP PHOTO / LUIS TATO

Agriculture and food systems are a concept that aims at breaking down silos between the agriculture value chain, health, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. Agri-food systems are essential in managing and preserving biodiversity, adapting to and tackling climate change, realizing sustainable food systems, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Today, over 820 million people remain hungry despite agriculture taking up to 50% of the world’s most productive vegetated land. Of the 820 million people, over 257 million (31%) are in Africa.

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