The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
reported that the number of hungry people in Africa continues to
increase due to conflict, climate change, and the economic slowdowns,
including those triggered by theCOVID-19 pandemic. The report was
published in partnership with the African Union Commission and the UN
Economic Commission for Africa.
According to the report, hunger on the continent significantly worsened
starting in 2013, with peaks in 2019 and 2020, and also projected in
2021 since there's no noticeable change in hunger's main drivers. Thus,
the three agencies that came up with the report are urging the African
countries to heed the call for agri-food systems transformation.
"A common vision, strong political leadership and effective
cross-sectoral collaboration, which includes the private sector, are
essential to agree on trade-offs and to identify and implement
sustainable solutions that transform agri-food systems," they said in
the interactive report titled/Africa Regional Overview of Food Security
and Nutrition 2021: Statistics and Trends/.
REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION 2021 - AFRICA (fao.org)