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Building resilience in Africa

2.5 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance, and one in five Central Africans has been internally displaced. These figures are likely to rise as the conflict places millions at risk of a full-scale food and nutrition security crisis due to low production coupled with prevailing chronic countrywide malnutrition, extreme poverty and inappropriate sanitation.

South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference for the country in Oslo (May 2014).

Ending Hunger

Minimizing food losses during storage and transport, and waste of food by retailers and consumers; empowering consumer choice through appropriate labeling; commitments by producers, retailers and consumers within all nations; achieving progress through financial incentives, collective pledges, locally-relevant technologies and changed behavior.


In June 2014, in Equatorial Guinea, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union put agriculture on top of Africa’s agenda when they adopted the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livehoods.