Tsitsi Makombe, Julia Collins, and Ousmane Badiane
Measures of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition have improved steadily if slowly in Africa south of the Sahara, as has agricultural value added. But African countries continued to face low commodity prices and limited external finance in 2016. A continentwide campaign known as “Seize the Moment” kicked off to accelerate efforts of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) to raise investments in agriculture in the region. But the impacts of severe drought, climate change, conflict, and rapid urbanization will create ongoing challenges in 2017.