Create a continent where good food for all is reality


A farmer at work. Food-insecurity in Africa is dire.

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What you need to know:

  • Food systems — the activities involved in producing, processing, transporting and consuming food — touch every aspect of our lives.
  • In Africa, the number of hungry people has increased by 50 million since 2014 to 250 million, or nearly one-fifth of the population.

The 2021 Food Systems Summit, convened by the United Nations in New York tomorrow and Friday, is a unique opportunity in the quest to transform our food systems for the better. 


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