Wheat consumption rising in Africa | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

World Grain, 15/02/2019 - Africa has been a fast-growing grain import market for more than a decade, and not just because its population is mushrooming. Take wheat, for example. While the population of Africa increased by 32% between the 2007-08 and the 2018-19 growing seasons, the continent’s wheat imports increased 68% over the same period, surging to 47 million tonnes from 27.3 million tonnes, according to figures supplied by Bunge. Explaining how consumption growth rates are outstripping population expansion, Görkem Alapala, vice-chairman of the board at Corum, Turkey-based Alapala, . . .