UN: Strong Growth Not Ending Africa's Food Crisis

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 17:03
The UN concerned with sub-Saharan Africa not matching the economic growth with food security

The United Nations (UN) says that sub-Saharan Africa posts economic growth rates higher than the worldwide average but has the planet's greatest food security problems.

UN Development Programme administrator, Helen Clark, point out that, “Impressive GDP growth rates in Africa have not translated into the elimination of hunger and malnutrition.”

“Between 2004 and 2008 African economies grew an average of 6.5 percent a year, only slowing to 2.7 percent in 2009 in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis,” the report read.

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