African countries have a combined 58 million children who are stunted, meaning they are too short for their age, according to FAO.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are looking for $100 million over the next five years for investing in agriculture to end hunger in Africa and create wealth.
More than 243 million people of Africa's 1.2 billion population are hungry, according to statistics from FAO. The two institutions yesterday agreed to jointly boost efforts aimed at catalysing investment in Africa's agriculture sector to end hunger and malnutrition.
Their strategic alliance includes commitment to raise funds to promote food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development. Specifically, the new strategic alliance seeks to enhance the quality and impact of investment in food security, nutrition, social protection, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development
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POVERTY AND HUNGER FACTS IN AFRICA
- Africa is the continent with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, with 383 million people living on less than $1.90 per day.
- 319 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are without access to improved reliable drinking water sources.
- 233 million people in sub-Saharan Africa were undernourished in 2014-6, according to the latest report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
- Africa has the second largest number of undernourished, after Asia who has 512 million people facing hunger. This is largely due to the vast population size of Asia: 4.4 billion versus 1.2 billion in Africa.
- 1 in 4 people in Sub-Saharan Africa is undernourished, the highest prevalence of all regions in the world.
- There are 795 million undernourished people worldwide according to the same UN FAO report.
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