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2022: The Year of Nutrition

2022: The Year of Nutrition

Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social and Economic Capital Development

 

As part of the long-term vision set out in Agenda 2063, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union has adopted common African aspirations, drawing on the potential of its populations, in particular, a human capital well-nourished citizens and in good health with a particular emphasis on women, adolescents and children. Human capital is key for development as it leads to improved lives for individuals, higher earnings and improved incomes for countries.

Africa was estimated to have a population of 1.25 billion in 2018 and is the fastest urbanizing continent, with a growth rate of more than 2.6 percent. The large youth population presents a potential demographic dividend that, if adequately leveraged with the right investments, could contribute to accelerating sustainable and equitable development. Over the years, the under-5 mortality has reduced by more than 50 percent between 1994 to 2019; fertility rates have declined from 6 to 4 children per women. However, compared to the rest of the world, the malnutrition remains high in the continent and undernutrition is particularly an underlying cause of almost half of child deaths.







 

Activities

November 04, 2021

Commemoration of the “12th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security” (ADFNS) was marked by a virtual colloquium fro

October 28, 2021 to October 29, 2021

When:            28-29 October 2020

Media

Social Affairs
January 29, 2021
October 09, 2020

Topic Resources

April 01, 2022

The current situation in terms of hunger and malnutrition in Africa is totally incompatible with the vision of the African Union (AU) and

April 01, 2022

Over the past few years, the increase in global food prices, followed by the economic and financial crisis, have pushed more people into

April 01, 2022

The current situation in terms of hunger and malnutrition in Africa is totally incompatible with the vision of the African Union (AU) and

April 01, 2022

Over the past few years, the increase in global food prices, followed by the economic and financial crisis, have pushed more people into