Food and nutrition security: a key cross-cutting issue to materialize the EU-Africa partnership – World

At the next EU-AU summit, nutrition should be considered as a key lever for sustainable development, in line with the existing priorities of the African Union. To make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure a lasting partnership between continents, it is essential to improve food and nutrition security in Africa.

Malnutrition and food insecurity remain significant challenges in Africa According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition Report 2021, 282 million people in Africa are undernourished, representing a third of undernourished people. supplied in the world. Africa also has the highest prevalence of food insecurity with 60 percent of Africa’s population (799 million people) affected by moderate or severe food insecurity in 2020. , Africa is the only region in the world where the number of chronically malnourished children under five is increasing from 54.4 million to 61.4 million children between 2000 and 2020. Africa also experiences a high level of wasting 12.1 million children under five suffer from acute malnutrition.

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