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Achieving Zero Hunger in Africa by 2025 - Taking Stock of Progress

Despite progress made over the past few decades, about 767 million people globally continue to live in extreme poverty, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

The majority of the world’s poor and hungry live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their survival. However, their livelihoods are often constrained by limited access to resources, services, technologies, markets and economic opportunities, lowering their productivity and income. Fast population growth, increasing conflicts, civil insecurity and climate change exacerbate the situation, as the poor are invariably the most vulnerable.

In 2013, the African Union convened a High-Level Meeting on Renewed Partnership for a Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa and signed a declaration to end hunger on the continent by 2025, by sustaining the momentum behind the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). The outcome of this meeting was a precursor to the 2014 Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods. Amongst others, this Declaration committed to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025 and ensure mutual accountability for results through a biennial review and reporting progress.


Crédits: AK-Project