In an interview with Devex, UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata highlights that though 2020 was a year of generally good rain in Africa, which resulted in significant stability in food production, this luck could soon run out. There is growing concern that widespread drought could hit areas of Africa this year, and if this were to happen, the ability to move food around the continent amid pandemic restrictions could be further complicated by reduced food production and rising prices, multiplying the existing food insecurity caused by COVID-19.


There's a whole lot of adjusting that needs to be done at the farm level, household level, and at country level so that can we start averting some of these challenges that might happen.” -- UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata


Read the full interview with Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata.