African food security needs urgent, undivided attention

African food security needs urgent, undivided attention

06/05/2010

FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called for urgent attention to be directed at Africa’s present food security situation.

“In sub-Saharan Africa, since 2009, over 265 million people are malnourished and 30 percent of the population suffers from hunger,” Diouf said in his opening statement for the Ministerial Segment of the 26th session of FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa in Luanda, Angola. “This situation clearly demands our urgent and undivided attention,” he added.