The challenges facing food security in West Africa should not be overshadowed by the resurgence of demographic, migration and security concerns on the international agenda. Rather, food security issues are at the heart of these concerns and should be considered as part of the solution to the challenges they raise. Of central importance is the food sector which is the largest economic sector in the region, far ahead of oil, cash crops or industry. It is the key for creating more jobs, stimulating stronger and more inclusive growth, opening up a wider field of opportunities for agricultural producers and entrepreneurs, and pulling the most vulnerable out of poverty and insecurity.
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