South Africa's food system is dominated by big firms, leaving small businesses to supply localised and under-served markets, and provide rural employment. It needs to be inclusive and diverse.
A consistent, predictable and friendly policy environment can attract private sector investments in agriculture to drive transformation.
Nigeria's high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
Nigeria's economy is indeed under severe strain but sub-Saharn Africa's most populus nation won't solve its economic problems via an emergency national confab.