African food is rising in popularity. Here are the chefs, farmers, and businesses making that happen

Colonization has pushed African cuisine into the shadows. These chefs, farmers, and business owners are on a mission to put it in the spotlight.
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Often the continent of Africa conjures images of starvation, when in reality the African diet is perhaps the most balanced diet in the world, packed with nutrient-dense foods like cassava, fonio, leafy greens, and vibrant vegetables.

So why is there such a disparity between reputation and reality? Colonization has pushed African cuisine and crops into the shadows. For too long, African food has been undervalued.

These chefs, farmers, and entrepreneurs are combining new technology with traditional farming methods to increase yields in the face of climate change, enhance global awareness about the history and value of African food, and ultimately create jobs and wealth.

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