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Teach a Man to Farm Fish . . .

Although African agriculture is often underdeveloped, there exist many possibilities for maximizing the continent's resources. According to a report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

With food security often at the mercy of erratic weather patterns, Southern Africa could bank on its “tremendous” potential to farm fish to sustain its predominantly agrarian communities, according to aquaculture experts. 

There is, of course, a considerable gap between theory and practice, but it stands to reason that food security in Subsaharan Africa can only increase as a result of continued diversification efforts.