05 Jul Policy Brief 02/2021 – Food Security In Africa: How Innovation And Science Can Build A Future Free From Hunger
5 July 2021 – Hunger and famine in Africa continue to increase at an alarming rate with more than 257 million people experiencing hunger (Reid, 2019). Figure 1.1 (below ) from Malabo Montpellier Panel (2017) provides an overview of the state of nutrition in Africa. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) projected that a 60% increase in food production will be required for the global population in 2050. Food insecurity in Africa is a multidimensional challenge as it has direct links to a number of factors such as conflict, climate change, pests, pandemics, population growth, trade policies and agricultural production.