The effect of foreign direct investment in the agricultural sector on food security in a sample of African countries during the period 2012-2018.

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  • Sana MERABTI

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foreign direct investment; agricultural sector; technological transition; food security

Abstract

This study aimed to analyze the impact of foreign investment in the agricultural sector on food security. By conducting an empirical study on a sample consisting of 10 African countries, during the period 2012-2018. The Global Food Security Index (GFSI) as a dependent variable expressed food security, while the independent variables included foreign direct investment, expressed as net inflows of foreign investment in the agricultural sector (FDI), and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

One of the most important results reached is that foreign direct investment in the agricultural sector did not have a significant effect on the level of food security in the host countries. The most important recommendation presented in this study is that in order to improve the level of food security in African countries, the governments of those countries are required to work on developing local production, by providing the best conditions for technological transfer from foreign direct investments to local producers.

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2024-02-08 — Updated on 2024-02-13

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MERABTI, S. (2024). The effect of foreign direct investment in the agricultural sector on food security in a sample of African countries during the period 2012-2018 . Management & Economics Research Journal, 5(4). Retrieved from http://merj-revue.com/index.php/merj/article/view/115 (Original work published February 8, 2024)

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