Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2017
This year’s report illustrates progress towards meeting SDG2 and calls for a more holistic approach to fostering food security, including through stronger institutions in conflict areas. Between 2015 and 2016, the prevalence of undernourishment appears to have risen from 20.8 to 22.7 percent in sub-Saharan Africa after a prolonged decline. This increase can be attributed to adverse climatic conditions, conflict, and a generally difficult global economic environment. Conflict-sensitive and timely interventions aimed to improve food security can contribute to building resilience and sustaining peace, enhancing in turn nutrition security in the affected areas.