African leaders push food production to top of 2014 agenda

African leaders aim to end hunger by 2025 (photo: dpa)
African leaders aim to end hunger by 2025 (photo: dpa)

Africa's economy is growing faster than any other continent, according to a 2013 report by the African Development Bank. But while per capita incomes may be rising on the continent as a whole, parts of sub-Saharan Africa are still struggling to provide food for their growing populations. The African Union has pledged to make 2014 the year when this will start to change, with the goal of ending hunger on the continent set for 2025.

<i>African leaders are making 2014 the year of Agriculture and Food Security, with the goal of ending hunger by 2025. But the challenges are huge. Sub-Saharan Africa, the world’s most food-insecure region with 48 per cent of its people living below th...

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