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May 17th, 2018 / New Times, Rwanda

Food insecurity is one of burning issues related to climatic change attracting debate all over the world. Achieving food security through proper land use management has been recognised by Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization maintains that the adoption of sustainable land-use and land management practices will ensure effective usage of land resources and solving problem of food insecurity in Africa.

Although Africa is home to about 60 percent of the world’s available arable land, many African countries are among the most food insecure regions of the world. Again low agricultural productivity is affecting many African countries due to unsustainable land use practices among small holder farmers.

According to the second edition of the Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa (2016), about 153 million people representing about 26 per cent of the population, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014/15 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more