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How Can Students Develop Africa’s Food System?

Publié le 06/01/2022

According to UNICEF, food systems are “the public policy decisions; the national and global systems and supply chains; and the individuals and groups – public and private – that influence what we eat.” In other words, the systems responsible for managing food production and distribution, from the moment farming starts to the moment a family gathers around a table to eat.

And that is where the problem lies: a substantial portion of the world’s population doesn’t have access even to the bare minimum of food necessary for a healthy diet.  Changing this profit-driven, individualistic food system is fundamental in making food available for every family on the planet and in halting the environmental devastation caused by the current food industry.

Many universities tackle the issue of ending the food crisis around the world through research and education. Isara offers a training program designed to increase employability in the agricultural and agrifood sectors: the Food Africa program.

The Food Africa Program

For decades  agriculture has played a significant role in reducing the problem of food insecurity in Africa. Effectively increasing agricultural productivity is an integral part of the solution, but for the sector to thrive, it needs qualified and skilled professionals.

Through the Food Africa Program, Isara  and the EHEB School have created a “Franco-Moroccan training hub for employability in the agricultural and agrifood sectors in Africa, providing the necessary education to ensure that its students meet the professional expectations of the African job market.

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