On the other hand, 80% of the 3 billion people surviving below the poverty threshold live in rural areas and have increasing difficulties in feeding themselves. There are ways and means to boost yields of the main crops; despite the constraints of land and water, fertilizers and pesticides are available and although the concerns of the critics of modern agriculture may be understandable, the reaction against intensive farming is not always justified. Since then, the irrigated area per person has been shrinking by 1% a year [12]. Collective infrastructures have also been planned: a library, a recreation area, a medical center, an electricity grid, a drinking-water supply system, and roads. Now they face another major hunger threat in the form of desert locusts. Famine implied that at least 20% of households faced extreme food shortages, with limited ability to cope. Aligning foreign assistance with country-led strategies for agricultural growth is the most effective approach to achieving results for vulnerable smallholder farmers, their families, and their communities. Part of 'However, Africa has to recover from 25 years of structural adjustment policies and six severe droughts’ [28]. The RECs, moreover, need to work to promote the commerce of ideas flowing around Africa so that lessons from one region can be shared with another. During that G8 meeting, heads of states and governments made the commitment to gather US $22 billion (€16.8 billion) over 3 years in order to struggle against food insecurity. 1 and 5) [25], M. Jones added that Africa’s green revolution cannot be the same as that of Asia. statement and The government announced an 'action plan’ to cancel the rise in utility tariffs for the poorest, to reduce the price of rice and sugar, in addition to cancelling the 30% rise in bread prices forthwith. Of the total of underfed people in the world, at least one-fourth live in Africa. Regarding Africa, at the African Green Revolution Forum, held in Accra, Ghana, at the beginning of September 2010, and where several hundreds of ministers, entrepreneurs, representatives of agricultural organizations and international bodies, bankers, and experts were present, it was stated that there was a renewed interest in agriculture. Some of the most dynamic approaches to solving maritime security problems worldwide can be found in Africa. One group argues that high and volatile prices will make the task harder and that more needs to be done to boost supplies through the spread of modern farming, crop research, and food processing in poor countries. Food security for Africa: an urgent global challenge. Albert Sasson. The…, Strategies Sought to Reduce African Food Insecurity, US Sends Elite Disaster Experts to Respond to Ethiopia Drought, Study: African Crops Threatened by Climate Change, Mobile Phone App Pools Money Spent by Poor for Clean Water, UN: 34 Countries Don't Have Enough Food for Their People, US Marks 400th Anniversary of Arrival of First Africans, The Dragon's Reach - China's Economic Power Play. The aim is to enable farmers to meet their own needs and to sell their surplus on the market. 'Since 2000, there has been more awareness of the need to support agriculture,’ stated Mamadou Cissokho, honorary president of the Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations of West Africa (Roppa). That is why the promoters of free trade demand the opening of countries to imports of food, considering that consumers worldwide have the right to purchase their foodstuffs at the lowest cost possible. Maize is one of the most important crops in Africa, supporting the sustenance and livelihoods of over 300 million people. In sub-Saharan Africa (and South Asia), a high proportion of female teenagers aged between 15 and 19 years are suffering from anaemia (the highest rate of 68% is registered in Mali) and weight insufficiency (47% in India), while male teenagers of the same age are suffering less from these ailments. 2010, Hervieu S, Van Eeckhout L: Le sud de Madagascar est menacé par la famine. It combines drip irrigation, vegetable crops, fruit trees, and the communitary sharing of costs [28]. United Nations’ officials warned that unless urgent action were taken, the areas afflicted by famine would expand, that is to all eight regions of southern Somalia, within 2 months, due to poor harvests and infectious disease outbreaks. Regarding consumption, which can be forecast with some accuracy, the predictable rise in the world’s population, from 7 billion by the end of 2011 to just over 9 billion in 2050, is the equivalent of two extra Indias. Food insecurity (the inability to meet basic food needs) and hunger (the painful sensation caused by lack of food) are issues of growing concern nationwide. 2008, 2-no. A striking example of food riots and popular uprisings due to the increase in food prices is that of Mozambique. Reverchon A: Replacer les agriculteurs au centre du développement. Since the 2008 food crisis, it is indeed true that volatility of food prices has become an important feature of the global situation. Terms and Conditions, They ought to be protected against climate risks. In 2014, about US $3 billion are expected to be invested in sub-Saharan Africa by the IFC, and mostly in agrifood projects that will consist of producing more staple foods and transferring them locally. 2008, 14: 4-, Méhaignerie P, et al. Thus, the IFC has funded and advised societies which linked 13.5 million new consumers to the electricity grid and 47 million people to a mobile-phone company, and which created 161,000 jobs in 2010 [26]. Investment in EbA is one of the most important keys to job creation opportunities that simultaneously contribute to poverty eradication and to sustainable long-term food security. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger. Food insecurity is not just about insufficient food production, availability, and intake, it is also about the poor quality or nutritional value of the food. Also, the use of fertilizer is crucial: Africa uses, on average, 8 kg of fertilizer per hectare, which is very little; if this amount could be increased to 30 kg, this would change the face of agriculture’ [28]. Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, where more than 50% of the population was less than 18 years old in 2009 and where 85% of teenagers were living in rural areas. Over the period 2007–2010, prices were more volatile than they had been for decades. On September 14, 2010, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published its estimates concerning the number of people suffering from hunger in 2010: 925 million. Helen, who herself has experienced food insecurity as a refugee, believes this is one of the most important issues facing Nobel Peace Prize winner World Food … A consensus seems to be achievable, as satellite technologies and other methods are now available for measuring those emissions. The vaccination rate was 41% in the south of the country, compared with 88% (average) in the rest of the country. They also were the first victims of policies of structural adjustment, carried out since the 1980s to save African states from bankruptcy [27]. This is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa, which needs and wants to make its own green revolution. But it failed in Africa. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is bringing its expertise more than funds (US$30 million). Drought is not exceptional in the Horn of Africa, but 2011 was different: recurrent droughts were more frequent since the 2009 episode and plant regrowth was almost impossible. In April 2011, at the peak of the intercrop season, it was forecast that some 6,700 children would suffer from severe malnutrition and would eventually die, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) representative, Bruno Maes [5]. The least food-secure countries include The Central African Republic, Chad, Yemen, and Madagascar. They do not have enough money, or the resources to grow food, and regularly go for more than a day without food. Can Africa cope with global climate change using the means existing under the Kyoto Protocol? African agriculture cannot compete with such imported products due to a number of handicaps, like weather vagaries, soil degradation, ineffective road networks, lack of a cold chain, and lack of access to information on markets. 98 percent of these people, live in developing countries with 63 percent in Asia and 25 percent in Sub Saharan Africa. The purchasing power of people has almost become nil [6]. Journal of College & Character, 15(4), 265-272. Santé, education, violences: les adolescentes perdent sur tous les tableaux. The worst-affected areas were also the poorest in the region. The cooperative’s objective was to cultivate 300 hectares in 2012 thanks to the use of machinery, and later on, to export the products to southern Sudan, Germany, and the United Kingdom [7]. Worldwide governance must highlight sustainable agricultural development via the WTO’s negotiations on agriculture (Doha round), and the impact on developing countries of subsidies aimed at supporting exports of agricultural commodities. The latter should remain the top priority, had said the president [30]. But that is still less than half as much as the rise in food production in the 44 years from 1962 to 2006. Perhaps the trendiest and most innovative approach to solving food insecurity is agrihoods. Most of its 20 million people live on less than $1.25 a day. Their study, published in January 2011, has shown that the health of boys and girls was similar in normal situations, but differed when access to healthy food becomes difficult [8]. Ecological methods can help solve food insecurity issues Using ecosystem-based approaches can provide sustainable food sources and reduce impacts of climate change East Africa is a region beset by climate- and conflict-related shocks. Association Citoyenne de Défense des Intérêts Collectifs, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Economic Community of West African States, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Fondation pour l’agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Project for Agricultural Development and Rehabilitation of Rural Roads, Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations of West Africa, Van Eeckhout L: En 2010, la faim a un peu reculé dans le monde. 2011, Hervieu S: Au Kenya, les fermiers abandonnent le maïs pour le manioc. Not only did the producers follow the NGO, but consumers did too. “You want to grow a variety of crops.” A third of all people living in sub-Saharan Africa face severe food insecurity. the average level of food insecurity and at whether that food insecurity is widely experienced or concentrated in certain groups (Reenock, Bernhard and Sobek, 2007; Østby, 2008). Over the 2 weeks before the United Nations’ statement, the United Kingdom had pledged an estimated US$145 million (almost 15% of what was needed), the European Union around US$8 million, Spain nearly US$10 million, and Germany around US$8.5 million. The end of the era of cheap food has coincided with growing concern about the prospects of feeding the world. These methods include the exportation of better farming equipment, the use of more pesticides and herbicides, and the widespread use of GM seeds used to grow crops in large quantities. For instance, on August 25, 2008, the United Nations’ humanitarian coordination in Chad announced that about 30,000 persons had been affected by floods in the south of the country. If we include the 1 billion people who are now starving, the additional mouths to feed over the next 40 years add up to three extra Indias. The African Union, in December 2006, expressed its concerns regarding the slow progress in the implementation of the commitment made in 2003 by each member of the Union to devote at least 10% of its national budget to agriculture and rural development over 5 years [31]. In sub-Saharan Africa, food insecurity is a major concern, as shown by the following very disturbing examples. 2011, no. That was a time when hundreds of millions of people fell into poverty, food riots were shaking governments in many developing countries, exporters were banning grain sales abroad, and agricultural lands were purchased or rented by rich grain-importing nations in poor agricultural ones [9]. Le Monde. Table 1. I thank Jessica Mnatzaganian for her superb work preparing this manuscript. The riots left at least a dozen dead and more than 400 injured. In order to be able to develop research and to build up regional markets, locally grown food crops need protection at the countries’ borders.’ This viewpoint is a major divergence with those who make a strong plea for the liberalization of trade. Boys were generally fed first and received food of better quality. In July 2003, at their summit in Maputo, Mozambique, the heads of the states and governments of the African Union made a commitment to double the part of their domestic budgets devoted to agriculture by 2010–2011, so as to reach 10%. These imports were threatening Cameroon’s producers and were jeopardizing the national economy, as well as the health of populations. The threats are known: salinization of soils; increase in sea levels and catastrophic floods; desertification; loss of tropical forests and of the associated biological diversity; overexploitation of farmland and pastures; water scarcity; urbanization and large-scale engineering works. Commitments were made by the heads of states and governments of the African Union to double the part of their domestic budgets devoted to agriculture in 2010–2011, so as to reach 10%. Brown LR: World facing huge new challenge on food front. For all developing countries, these figures were 2,660 and 0.49%, respectively, and 2,670 and 0.56% for the Asia Pacific region. In general, the people who lives in South Asia, West Asia and Sub-Saharan African may have the most insecurity about food. In many of these countries, political instability is a major contributor to hunger among residents. It was not therefore possible for several developing countries’ governments to supply cheap food to their city dwellers. They had already done so regarding bananas: a number of Latin American countries are big producers and exporters of bananas; a tariff is imposed on the fruits imported by the European Union countries, whereas this is not the case for bananas imported from Africa or the French Antilles [32]. 2008,http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2008/update72, Earth Policy Institute, Plan B Update, Tuquoi J-P: Au Maroc, l’augmentation du prix du pain provoque des manifestations. In order to keep up with population growth, farmers will have to grow more wheat and maize over the next 40 years than was grown in the previous 500. It is also necessary that international donors fulfil their commitment to help African farmers and rural communities and protect them against unfair trade, competition, and dumping of cheap agrifood products from overseas. Around 12 million people were suffering from starvation in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, northeastern Kenya), stricken by the worst drought in the past 60 years, announced the FAO on July 12, 2011. Parts of Kenya had a bumper harvest, leaving non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to wonder why the government’s strategic grain reserves were so low. Protect the environment and mitigate the impact of human activities on the environment. The revision of the agreements was necessary because the preferential tariffs granted exceptionally by the WTO were to expire in 2008; beyond this date, it would be illegal to maintain them, and they could be the target of an attack by competitors of ACP countries, such as Latin American ones. The Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) is a joint Initiative by the African Union Commission (AUC) supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and World Bank (WB) to catalyze actions and financing to help address Africa’s worsening food security … Inflation was endangering the life of the poorest sections of the country’s population and was also exacerbating the discontent of people against the governments. This chapter will discuss the effects of water quality and scarcity with respect to food security in Africa. To reverse this trend, farmers and pastoralists need technology to help rebuild the social networks that form the basis of agricultural resilience. Thierry Tanoh, the IFC’s vice-president since 2003, stated in this respect: 'Why would Burkina Faso, which exports its herds on hoof and loses during the journey one-fourth of the meat weight, not instead create in Ouagadougou a slaughterhouse with the required norms so as to export packaged meat in trucks?’ It is true that the cold chain is not guaranteed because of the lack of electricity, a real plague throughout the continent. This suggested that the world could not even feed its current population, let alone the 9 billion expected by 2050. The Campaign for a Healthy CUNY. Further to the appeal made by the Republic’s president to 'win the battle for food self-sufficiency’, the minister of agriculture and livestock husbandry stressed that the mindset should be changed while becoming aware of the wealth represented by agriculture. Leaving behind women and children, men were migrating to the north of the country, where they hoped to earn more money. According to the World Bank, another 44 million people living on less than US$1.25 per day had fallen into extreme poverty between June and December 2010 because of the increase in food prices. Food insecurity has emerged as a global crisis following the global economic meltdown.1 According to the 2004 report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the state of food insecurity in the world, more than 814 million people in developing countries are undernourished.2Of these people, 204 million live in countries of sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa. On November 1, 2004, US$766 million had been collected, 67% of which was provided by domestic budgets in the developing countries. However, this tariff remained very low because the CEDEAO member states made the commitment to open up their markets within the framework of negotiations with their creditors, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, on the alleviation of their debt. 2011, Lacey M: High food prices incite rising anger. 10. If you do not produce food in the first place, there is nothing to protect.". M. Annan: “il ne s’agit pas seulement d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire, mais d’exporter”. 61, French Research for Development Institute, IRD, Journal, Faujas A: La Banque mondiale investit dans l’agroalimentaire en Afrique subsaharienne pour contenir la hausse des prix. This figure was below the 1,020 billion in 2009, but it was higher than the number reached before the 2008 global food crisis. So were 533,000 refugees in the overcrowded Dadaab camp near the border with Somalia (as of July 14, 2011). In Yemen, food riots turned deadly, taking at least a dozen lives [10, 12]. As Western countries are reluctant to dismantle their trade barriers that protect their farmers against global competition, which led to the interruption in July 2006 of the WTO’s negotiations on liberalization of trade, African states want to set up or strengthen barriers to enter their own agricultural markets. The WFP, which wished to raise the number of receivers of urgent assistance from 80,000 to 200,000, was seeking funds. Many were those who underlined the lack of investment and long-term planning by the Kenyan government for the northeast of the country. For the actors in this group (food companies, crop breeders, and international development agencies) the green revolution of the 1960s was a stunning success and needs to be followed by a second one [9]. 'Even those districts which were considered granaries are now hit by food insecurity,’ as stressed by the representative of the WFP in Madagascar, Krystyna Bednarska [5]. According to Mamadou Cissokho, 'The agreements of the World Trade Organization have resulted in the elimination of tariff protection at the frontiers; African countries import up to 40% of their food, and they have neither a regional nor continental market. The spike in food and oil prices (due in particular to the popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East) has led the World Bank and its subsidiary, International Finance Corporation (IFC), to strengthen their policy of giving a top priority to sub-Saharan Africa regarding their investments into agrifood projects. As an example, he indicated that in 2010, 11 African governments were investing 10% or more of their national budgets into agriculture. On August 26, 2008, at a GEF meeting held in Cotonou (Benin), the French minister of ecology, Jean-Louis Borloo, made a strong plea on behalf of the French presidency of the European Union for an alliance between Europe and Africa during the negotiations on climate change. ACDIC also helps define a national agricultural policy. Their production costs are higher than for imported food, whose dumping prices discourage them from producing more [24]. Some 50 people were wounded and dozens of food rioters were arrested. Abhijit Banerjee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics, stated 'We live in a world that is capable of feeding every person that lives on the planet. 2007, I, Clavreul L: Bernard Njonga: “il faut des subventions pour que les paysans investissent”. A few days before, the WFP had estimated that, in this region, 10 million people needed food assistance. The FAO’s Stephanie Gallatova says a third of the food produced on the continent is lost before it is consumed due to poor storage facilities, resulting in it rotting or pests feeding on it. Kempf H: L’agriculture africaine veut faire sa révolution verte. Soaring world food prices had made matters worse. Food insecurity as a student issue. After having declared that the increase in bread price was 'irreversible’ during an extraordinary meeting, the government called off the increase and apologized, saying it had never authorized the use of lethal force. This Fund was created in 2008 by the state and it aims to support agropastoral production and fisheries, and to assist the commercialization, storage, and transformation of all relevant products. 12. "When I come here and the tomatoes have high [good] price], for sure I make money; but, the market has no fixed price with tomatoes," said Chikwanha. In Maputo, the capital, and other cities of this southern African country, on September 1, 2010, people took to the streets after the government announced a 25% to 30% increase in the price of bread for the following week. It is not easy to correlate these events with climate change, but they enable the experts to forecast the dangers and threats of climate change in Africa, which produces only 5% of the world’s emissions of greenhouse-effect gases [17]. In 2006, ACDIC launched a campaign on food sovereignty and collected the written support of citizens for subsidies to farmers. Global food supply is not even. 2007, 2007: 22-, Rémy J-P: Des hausses de prix déclenchent des émeutes sanglantes au Mozambique. By early September 2011, in Montpellier, south-east France, during the Conference on Agricultural Research for Development of the G20 (attended by the member countries of the G20, international organizations and French research bodies, including the Research for Development Institute (IRD)), Monty Jones, president of the World Agricultural Research Forum, executive director of the Africa Agricultural Research Forum, and World Food Prize 2004 Laureate, stated: 'Nowadays, 20% of Africa’s population is underfed or malnourished and its population growth rate is the fastest in the world, 1.8 billion or even 2 billion people in 2050. Bill Gates is convinced that food security is more complex than aid to healthcare, because in that case, one needs the cooperation of local governments. There is a correlation In December 2010, Bernard Bachelier of the Fondation pour l’agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde (FARM) published a study on the prospects of genetic improvement of crops tolerant to drought. Their claims are directed to the World Trade Organization (WTO) with a view to changing the rules of world trade, and also to encourage governments to adopt agricultural policies that support local producers. The FAO listed over 30 countries for which the soaring price of food has been dramatic: in Africa, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’ Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe; in Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iraq, North Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East Timor; in Latin America, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua; in Europe, Moldavia and Chechnya (Russian Federation). Le Monde. The aims are to increase the harvests of cereal, horticultural, and fruit crops through the introduction of higher-yielding varieties; to develop livestock husbandry (small animals and poultry), fisheries and aquaculture; to control insect pests and parasites of plants and animals (for example planting Bt cotton in South Africa and Burkina Faso); to improve food-safety standards so as to facilitate the access of produce to international markets; and to strengthen infrastructures that are needed for marketing products at competitive prices. That happened in 2007–2008, and was occurring again in 2011. 2007, 1-2. no. In 2005, the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) followed suit; 800 researchers have been involved under the aegis of the United Nations and the World Bank; their work ended in 2007 [27]. Springer Nature. Consequently, the Republic of Congo spent about 130 billion CFA francs (about €20 million) in 2010, that is the equivalent of all the salaries or wages paid by the state, to import the food and commodities needed to feed 4 million inhabitants [30]. This looks paradoxical because the country receives an abundant and regular rainfall, and has about 12 million hectares of arable land of which only 2% are exploited. Institutions remain weak (129 th) with insufficiently protected property rights, high corruption, and undue influence.In addition, the security situation remains dire (139 th). The medical journal The Lancet reckoned that people needed no more than 90 g of meat a day. Another development tool is the Project for Agricultural Development and Rehabilitation of Rural Roads (PDARR), which has received €14.5 million and intends to enable poor rural populations to draw more substantial income from their production through the supply of technological tools, the purchase of equipment and inputs at lower prices, and the building of market infrastructures [30]. Fanzo et al. Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Nigeria – now Africa’s Largest economy – continues its downward trend and falls seven places to 127 th this year, largely on the back of weakened public finances as a result of lower oil exports. However, in a world market dominated by large agrifood companies and by the subsidized agricultures of Western countries, agricultural and food prices have been, since 1990, on a downward trend. Using HFIAS, the majority of the farming households were found food insecure. 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