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Securing the Africa Meal Ticket - Our Action will Define Our Future

The theme for this year’s World Food Day is “Grow, nourish, sustain! Together. Our actions are our future.” The truth in this theme cannot be overemphasized in the case of Africa. Our actions will define our future. Food and nutrition security has always taken centre stage in development discussions. In recent decades, Africa and a few countries in Asia have contended with high levels of food insecurity. The world target is to achieve “Zero Hunger” by 2030. Recent statistics show that of the 7.5 billion individuals in the world about 25% are food insecure; larger proportions of these individuals are found in Africa and they reside in the rural areas.