‘Over 23 Million People Face Acute Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa’

About 23 million more people are expected to be pushed into extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa this year alone, the president, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Gilbert Houngbo, has said.

This was disclosed in a report published Friday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) titled, What’s needed to protect food security in Africa during COVID-19.

He said in most of Africa, people are more likely to die from starvation caused by the economic fallout of the pandemic than from the disease itself.

IFAD is an international financial institution and specialised United Nations agency headquartered in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub.

They invest in rural people, empowering them to increase food security, improve the nutrition of their families, increase their income, and as well help in building resilience, through expanding their businesses and taking charge of their own development. Read more…

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