Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Food insecurity in North Africa.
Food security is an area of risk for North Africa. Food price inflation drives up consumer price indices in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania and Libya. This sustains concerns about the effectiveness of trade-based food security strategies and fuels political protests. Morocco has fared better as a strong harvest has coincided with innovative initiatives to promote domestic agriculture, but North Africa as a whole faces challenges to ensuring food security.