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World Bank projects 60% growth in food demand in Africa by 2030

11 May 2015

Food demand in sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, is projected to grow over the next 15 years by about 60 per cent and 30 per cent in South Asia, a report just released by the World Bank Group has said. The report titled: “Ending Poverty and Hunger by 2030: An Agenda for the Global Food System,” according to the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim “is critically important because it provides an overview of key actions that should be taken to end widespread hunger.” According to the document, climate change is projected to reduce crop yields by 15 to 20 per cent in the poorest regions if temperatures rise above two degrees Celsius. This is also where food demand is expected to increase the most. The report said the food system must increasingly deliver three wins simultaneously: higher agricultural productivity, greater climate resilience, and reduced carbon emissions.


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