Agriculture could be a catalyst for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, but lack of funding for strategic investment risks undermining progress, according to a report published today by the ONE Campaign. Despite agriculture’s significant contribution to the economy of most African countries, investment in infrastructure, technology, and market development for the sector remains very low.
ONE reacts to the Department for International Development’s announcement that the UK will join G8 nations, African countries, aid agencies and 45 leading multinational and African companies in a new alliance for food and nutrition.
New analysis published today by ONE has found that 50 million people could be locked in extreme poverty and 15 million children could remain chronically malnourished unless world leaders take urgent action to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.
These new findings have been released to mark the launch of Thrive, ONE’s ambitious new campaign that calls on each of us to play our part to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by tackling their root causes.