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The Nutrition Challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Jessica Fanzo

    (Bioversity International, Via dei Tre Denari)

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    Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the most nutritionally insecure people in the world. Poor infrastructure and limited resources compounded with conflict, HIV, and poor access to health services are factors that contribute to the staggering levels of malnutrition and food insecurity on the continent. Despite these enormous challenges, some countries in Africa are making progress towards food and nutrition security and there has never been a better time to work towards improved human development that has nutrition as a goal.

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    Paper provided by United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa in its series UNDP Africa Policy Notes with number 2012-012.

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    Length: 70 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:rac:wpaper:2012-012
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