Today marks the eighth annual Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security, which aims to raise awareness of chronic hunger and malnutrition and to encourage collaboration between national, regional and international actors to achieve food security. Although most African countries have made progress over the past decade, the food-security situation remains severe. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Many Africans are food insecure, despite marked improvements in nutrition over the past two decades.
The good news is that undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa has declined from 28.1 percent in 2000 to 20.8 percent in 2015. With better nutrition, fewer children suffer from stunting, defined by the World Health Organization as growth impaired so much that height-for-age falls two standard deviations below the international average.… Seguir leyendo »