The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that nearly 870 million people, or one in eight people in the world, were suffering from hunger and malnutrition between 2010 and 2012. Figures show most of the people who are suffering from hunger live in developing countries. For decades, the sub-Saharan Africa has been tackling with the problem of chronic hunger. Now, African heads of states of gathered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to discuss ways to eliminate hunger from the continent. They say poverty is the main cause of the persistent hunger in Africa.
According to Food and agriculture organization persistent hunger in Africa is fueled by governments’ lack of attention to the vital role of farming and agricultural production
Countries like Brazil that now stand out as success stories for eliminating widespread hunger and poverty. Former Brazilian officials the idea of a hunger free Africa by 2025 will remain a dream unless income inequality is sorted out.
African leaders had previously made generous promises to reduce hunger and poverty in the continent. But these pledges have not backed by concrete action.
According to experts a committed collaborative effort of the African governments can stop the suffering of 23% of all undernourished Africans and 40% of stunted and malnourished children under five years of age