CAADP at 10: Progress Toward Agricultural Prosperity

Food security remains one of the key challenges that African countries confront today. This problem is most visibly evidenced by frequent food shortages and famines, such as the crisis in the Horn of Africa that lasted from July 2011 to February 2012 and impacted some 13 million people. But it is also illustrated in less visible, but no less dramatic, ways : The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 26 percent of Africa’s population is undernourished. Such a figure is not only tragic, but also has devastating long-term consequences for Africa’s economic development. There is a clear link, for instance, between malnourishment and poor health and low education attainment, both important components of human capital.


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Crédits: AK-Project