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31 July (The Guardian) – Mozambique’s agricultural fortunes rest on a choice between Obama and Annan

25 July (The New Times, Rwanda) – East Africa: Heed Message in Development Report

4 July (The Point) – Gambia: VP launches Africa Human Development Report 2012

28 June (Korea Herald) – Korea to tackle hunger in Africa

7 June (The Daily Times, Malawi) – A million to face hunger by March next year

6 June (New Europe) – UNDP releases report on hunger conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa

27 May (The Citizen, South Sudan) – UNDP Launches Africa Human Development Report 2012

22 May (Business Day, Nigeria) – Obasanjo blames African leaders for poverty on the continent

17 May (The Africa Report) – Report urges African states to lower vulnerability to disaster, food prices

15 May (Le Monde) – Le PNUD dénonce la faim persistante dans une Afrique en forte croissance économique

15 May (AFP) – Africa growth not ending food insecurity

15 May (The Guardian) – Sub-Saharan Africa can only grow if it solves hunger crisis – UNDP

15 May (Voice of America) – Report: Food Insecurity a Huge Problem in Africa

15 May (Daily Nation, Kenya) - UN tells Africa to stop begging and grow food

15 May (Washington Post) - UN report says sustainable economic growth in Africa hinges on

15 May (BBC) – UNDP: Africa must boost food output to maintain growth

15 May (Jeune Afrique) – Afrique: le Pnud dénonce le paradoxe faim et forte croissance économique

15 May (Deutsche Welle) – Hunger jeopardizes economy in sub-Saharan Africa

15 May (Reuters) – Africa must end hunger to sustain growth: U.N

15 May (Mail and Guardian) – Strong growth hasn’t ended Africa’s food crisis, says UN

15 May (Le Soleil, Senegal) – Développement humain : Le rapport du PNUD met en exergue le paradoxe de la faim en Afrique

15 May (New Times, Rwanda) – Africa: Leadership Key to Eliminating Hunger in Continent

15 May (CCTV) – UN: Food Insecurity Threatens Africa

15 May (Radio Chine Internationale) – Le PNUD insiste sur l’importance d’éliminer la faim pour une reprise économique en Afrique


18 May (Brookings) – The Other Half of the Battle: Obama, the G8 and Food Security in Africa

17 May (Gates Foundation)How Women Will Help Africa Become More Food Secure

15 May (Oxfam) – What does the UN’s first Africa Human Development Report say about food security?

15 May (Institute of Development Studies) – Africa’s First HDR on Food Security Fails to “Put the Last First”


AfHDR Official Video

Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future. This video presents the key messages from the report.

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Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP on the importance of meeting people’s basic need for food; looking at the chain of production and distribution; and, in light of the crises in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, the importance of anticipating extreme weather events.

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Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, talks about the impact of weather variability and climate change on agricultural production in Africa.

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Calestous Juma, Harvard Professor, on the importance of food security for Africa’s development, technology, markets and knowledge.

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Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, talks about the role of women in food security in Africa. Yields in food crops are likely to be 20 percent higher in Africa if women have the same access to productive assets and decision-making.

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Tegegnework Gettu, Director of UNDP Africa, on the harsh paradox of food security in a world of plenty. In spite of its impressive economic growth over the last decade, Africa continues to be food insecure, with dramatic results on human development.

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Priya Gajraj, Head of the Country Support Cluster for West and Central Africa, presenting the key messages of the Africa Human Development Report from Brussels.

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