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Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future

Release Date: May, 2012
ISBN 13: 9789211263428
Sales Number: 12.III.B.7
188 page(s), 8.25x11.5
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations Development Programme

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Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of hunger in the world. Until this situation improves, the human development prospects of millions of Africans will remain at risk. UNDP’s first Africa Human Development Report shows that food security and human development reinforce each other. If African countries are to realize their long-term potential, the report says, they must boost agricultural productivity to both improve the availability of food and reduce poverty. Policies to enhance nutrition are central to ensuring that access to food translates into human development. The report argues further that local populations must have the resources and decision-making power to produce and consume nutritious food throughout the year, overcoming the risks represented by continuing conflict, climate change and variations in food prices.

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