How is Food Insecurity Affecting Africa?

World hunger has increased but the African continent carries the greatest burden.

What to know:

  • According to a new report, conflict, climate extremes and economic shocks left 278 million people in Africa hungry.
  • African leaders can help avert this with increased investment in supporting farmers and agriculture.
  • Test your knowledge on the food crisis in Africa and the solutions that could save lives – take the quiz.

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The world is 8 years away from 2030 but has moved further off-track from achieving zero hunger.

A breaking new report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report (SOFI) has confirmed our worst fears, world hunger is escalating, affecting millions of people since the beginning of the pandemic. And the African continent carries the heaviest burden. 

Millions of families can not afford healthy diets, children are not getting the critical nutrients needed to grow, farmers are unable to produce the food we all need – the challenges driven by conflict, climate extremes, economic shocks and growing inequalities seem endless. 

But there is no room for complacency and with increased investment, better agricultural policies and more support for Africa's farmers, this crisis can be averted. Take this quiz to learn about the state of food insecurity on the continent.