FARA_One Africa Voice in Africa Food Systems Policy brief – English & French
The challenge for Africa to feed itself and become a major food supplier for the world is compounded by the need to produce healthier, safer, and more nutritious food on less land, using less water and chemicals and producing less waste and, fewer greenhouse gases. In 2019, there were 235 million hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including 66 million people in acute food insecurity. Moreover, healthy
diets are unaffordable for nearly a billion Africans. Nowhere is the need to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) more urgent than in Africa.