2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa edition

by Klaus von Grebmer, Jill Bernstein, David Nabarro et al.
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, 2016

20 pp. 2.7 MB

In 30 of 38 sub-Saharan African countries, hunger remains “unacceptably common,” making the region the most undernourished in the developing world.  The Global Hunger Index: Africa edition, based on 2016 data, measured rates of undernourishment, children under 5 who are underweight or afflicted by stunting, and child mortality rate. Like all African countries scored, the sub-Saharan region’s undernourishment has improved since 2000. Still, only 3 of 42 countries scored “low” on hunger; 28 had “serious” hunger problems.  To curb hunger, the Index suggests nurturing struggling smallholder farms, mobilizing political will and harnessing mobile phones as data hives.

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