🚜Agricultural Productivity🚜 is the future for a Continent's Food Security!🌽, Somewhere in sub-Saharan #Africa
🇿🇦, agricultural productivity is being put into the country's main agenda for fighting hunger and for sustainable living.
Close to two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa’s one billion people and 90 percent of the continent’s extreme poor make their living from agriculture, according to the latest Global Hunger Index. To fight hunger and help those most vulnerable, “stakeholders at all levels must continue to find ways to improve agricultural productivity, along with dietary diversity and environmental sustainability,” the report’s researchers write (see, “Small farmers are the future of global food security”). For decades, the African continent has had the highest hunger rate in the world. But Africa’s hunger rates are dropping, according to a report on the GHI. In 1992, Africa registered an “alarming” rate of hunger, scoring 47.9 on a scale of 100, with 100 representing the worst undernourishment observed.
Eradicating hunger by 2030—the second of the global Sustainable Development Goals—will require an acceleration of efforts. “If this region were to reduce its hunger levels between 2016 and 2030 at the same pace of reduction it experienced since 2000, it would still have GHI scores near the border between the moderate and serious—falling far short of the goal to reach Zero Hunger by 2030,”. Reaching the goal will require more productive, sustainable agriculture.
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