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7 African countries, including Cameroon, have reduced the rate of malnutrition from 40 to 50% in 15 years

Between 2000 and 2016, 7 African countries were able to reduce the malnutrition rate by between 40 and 60%. This is what the recent report, Food: How can Africa build a future without hunger or malnutrition? and published in the margins of AGRF 2017 by the Malabo Montpellier Panel, bringing together 17 African and European experts.

According to the report based on the reduction of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) during the period considered, the countries concerned are Senegal (-56%), Ghana (-54%), Rwanda 53%), Angola (-43%), Cameroon (-43%), Ethiopia (-43%) and Togo (-42%).

This performance, however, is part of a disappointing global context (28% increase in the total number of people affected by hunger between 1990 and 2015) and is the result of both institutional and programmatic reforms.

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