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Regional Overview of Food Insecurity Africa 2015

This publication presents the key findings pertaining to the region, contained in FAO’s State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (SOFI) report. In providing a brief snapshot of the progress that African countries are making to reduce undernourishment and malnutrition, this Regional Overview on food security and nutrition represents a useful tool for acknowledging the positive results being achieved in many countries as well as the challenges that remain.

SOFI 2015 shows that seven countries in the region – namely Angola, Djibouti, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Mali and Sao Tome and Principe – have achieved both the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1.C and the World Food Summit (WFS) targets of, respectively, halving the proportion and the number of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.

This Regional Overview focuses on the drivers of change that shape progress towards food security. These multi-faceted and interrelated factors include economic growth, smallholder agriculture productivity, market access, international trade, social protection programming and timely access to information.

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