Africa has enough fertile soil and water to meet its own needs.
Many African countries, including Zambia, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, have the potential to become food exporters, said Sara Mbago-Bhunu, of the United Nations agency International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a Tanzanian economist. They could produce more than they need for their own markets simply because of their large swaths of arable land.
Cereals such as millet and sorghum ARE grown in abundance, as well as a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. In some areas, livestock farming could produce meat and dairy products on a large scale.