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March 20th, 2015 / Nature

Africa1 Ensuring that the world’s food needs are met by 2050 will take a doubling of global food production1. To improve agricultural yields on that scale will require a radical rethink of global water-management strategies and policies. Sub-Saharan Africa is the epicentre of this challenge with half of its current one billion inhabitants lives in extreme poverty, one-quarter is undernourished, and one-fifth faces serious water shortages. Without connecting water, food, growth and poverty, the sustainable development framework will not deliver on its promise to Africa. Read more