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COVID-19: How the pandemic is disrupting agriculture systems & food security in Africa

Agriculture systems are facing many disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The continent imports $80 billion of food and since January, 19 countries have imposed restrictions on food exports. The World Bank estimates that agriculture production in 2020 might contract up to 7 per cent in Africa. Lloyd D. Le Page, Senior Agriculture Advisor joins CNBC Africa for more.