Conclusion

Cutting hunger and malnutrition in half in Africa is a perfectly feasible goal in the next 10 years, if the world community decides to do it, and if it can address major climate change threats such as thermal damage. The international community has successfully tackled hunger before, when widespread famine was averted in Asia. It can do it again in Africa. Hunger has been defeated twice in the last 50 years — the Marshall Plan after World War II and the Green Revolution during the 1960s through the 1980s. It can be done again in Africa. We have the breakthrough technology, the know-how, and an emerging political will. This effort can be facilitated by linking it to carbon sequestration payments, thus helping to mitigate climate change as well.

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