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4 Things You Should Know About Food Security in Africa

Landry Signe
Oct 31 2017

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October 30 marks the eighth annual Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security, which aims to raise awareness of chronic hunger and malnutrition and to encourage collaboration between national, regional and international actors to achieve food security. Although most African countries have made progress over the past decade, the food-security situation remains severe.

Writing for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, Landry Signédistinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, explains four things to know about food security in Africa, including dependence on foreign aid and the threat of environmental shocks. 

Signé is also the David M. Rubenstein fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program and Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and his co-author for the piece is Eyerusalem Siba, a research fellow at the Africa Growth Initiative in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution.

Read the full article via the Washington Post