UNDP: Africa Human Development Report 2012
The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why dehumanizing hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favorable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates. It also emphasizes that food security – the ability to consistently acquire enough calories and nutrients for a healthy and productive life - is essential for human development.
- Sub-Saharan Africa’s population, 856 million in 2010, is projected to exceed 2 billion shortlyafter 2050.
- More than one in four Africans - close to 218 million people - is undernourished.
- Two major biases – towards towns rather than rural areas and towards men, not women – have been principal factors in explaining Africa’s food insecurity.
- African governments spend between 5-10% of their budgets on agriculture, well below the 20% average that Asian governments devoted to the sector during the green revolution there.
- Women are significant food producers, but their control of land in sub-Saharan Africa is less than in any other region.
Rapper 50 Cent ‘Inspired’ By Trip To Horn Of Africa
After visiting a refugee camp in Somalia and a slum in the Kenyan capital, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson has reaffirmed his determination to help WFP fight hunger in the region. The rapper has already committed to provide a billion meals for the hungry.