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Women, tech key to curbing food insecurity in Africa
Focusing on identifying and harnessing these social advantages could help in tackling the technological challenges faced by African women.
by Pauline Okoth
Every time I hear about hunger and malnutrition, my thoughts drift to the millions of African women who toil on farms, but see their children remain hungry.
At such moments of reflection, I often wonder how vulnerable African women and children can be rescued from this vicious cycle of food insecurity and malnutrition.
When I attended the 6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security in Uganda last week (28-30 October), the discussions around the theme “empowering our women, securing our food, improving our nutrition” gave me some insight into what needs to be done to address this issue.
I realised that while the solution to the perennial food security and nutrition…
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