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By 2050, there will be two billion more people living on the African continent. GLIMPSE(TM), an acronym that was introduced in this journal in 2012, identified the seven biggest obstacles to providing enough food to feeding the nine billion people who will be living on earth in 2050. Here, we review the GLIMPSE(TM) challenges specifically in an African context, examining how they apply and in what ways agribusiness can contribute to meeting these challenges. The paper places agribusiness alongside governments, non-governmental organizations and charities as important players in addressing the ‘wicked’ problem of feeding the growing population, and identifies specific areas where agribusiness can make a difference.

Keywords: African agribusiness ; food supply ; science ; innovation ; economy

Editor(s): IFAMR, IFAMA

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Agricultural and Food Policy

Agricultural Finance

Community/Rural/Urban Development

Consumer/Household Economics

Crop Production/Industries

Demand and Price Analysis

Environmental Economics and Policy

Farm Management

Financial Economics

Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Food Security and Poverty

Health Economics and Policy

Industrial Organization

Institutional and Behavioral Economics

International Development

International Relations/Trade

Labor and Human Capital

Land Economics/Use

Livestock Production/Industries

Political Economy

Productivity Analysis

Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Risk and Uncertainty

Issue Date: Jul 01 2014

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/179486 Published in: International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 17, Special Issue B Page range: 9-18

Total Pages: 10

JEL Codes: Q10

Note: The IFAMR is published quarterly by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. For complete library visit: www.ifama.org

Series Statement: Volume 17

Special Issue B

Record appears in: International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) > International Food and Agribusiness Management Review

Author: Connolly, Aidan J.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/179486?ln=en

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