Agriculture / Food Security

One-third of sub-Saharan Africa, and half a billion Asians, are hungry this year–Africa Progress Panel and FAO

According to the FAO, the percentage of people living with very high or high undernourishment is 32% in sub-Saharan Africa and 15% in Asia & Pacific (graphic credit: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). Two stats leap at at you, fighting for your attention, in the figure above, by the Food and Agriculture … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / Food Security / Insurance / Latin America / Nutrition / Women

Numbers of hungry fall for first time in 15 years, but are higher than before the food crisis of 2008

Kadidja Kimba pounds millet whilst caring for Khadi Boubacar in Katanga Village, near Fakara, Niger (credit: ILRI/Mann). The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has made FAO’s State of Food Security available. The report says the number of undernourished people in the world remains unacceptably high at close to one billion in 2010 despite … Continue reading