Regional Overview of Food Insecurity: Africa
Year of publication: 2015
Pages: 35 pages.
The publication covers key aspects of regional food security and nutrition, including evolution of undernourishment (and other forms of malnutrition) in the region; other indicators that help understand hunger and malnutrition; highlights of policy developments that are relevant (using the Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis [FAPDA] and other monitoring tools); and individual country success stories.
“The 2015 Africa report on food insecurity also shows some factors
of positive change and progress towards the MDG hunger goal. These multi-faceted and interrelated factors include economic growth, smallholder agriculture productivity, market access, international trade, social protection programming and timely access to information.The number of underweight children in Sub-Saharan Africa has declined over the last two decades, while stunting has stagnated and overweight is on the rise among children below five years,” Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa.