A woman farmer in Mali
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Photo source: Anastasia Sogodogo
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There is no confirmed figure about how many women are  heading up agribusinesses in Africa, some of which are producing innovative products to combat malnutrition.in the World report, the State of Food Security and Nutrition and  the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)says healthy diets, including fruits; vegetables and protein-rich foods cost more than $1.90 a day — the global poverty threshold. Estimates show that more than three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet and in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, 57 percent of the population is affected.

A farmer has started a business to make natural baby cereal from locally-sourced ingredients in Nigeria.there has been some sought to transform grain-based mono-diets in Zambia by offering baby cereals from millet, sorghum, cassava, soya bean and Vitamin A rich orange maize.

Data source: All Africa news

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