Inadequate access to water, recurring floods and droughts as well as a lack of political will to invest in small-scale agriculture perpetuate hunger across Africa, the continent’s food security experts say. The 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published in mid-October, shows that 29 countries in the world have hunger levels that are considered alarming or worse. 22 of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the index, DRC, Chad, Eritrea and Burundi have the highest proportion of undernourished people. Read more here.
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