Global Food Crisis and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa
AbstractThe Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], were adopted by the United
Nations member states in the year 2000 pledging to meet those goals by the year 2015. Looking at MDG one which conveys the goal of eradicating
extreme poverty and hunger, it reveals that years of solemn pledges by global leaders has yielded no fruits yet. Instead of a decrease in world
hunger/poverty, food security in the world has been deteriorating, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amidst the slow pace of meeting the millennium goal of reducing poverty/hunger arises a serious challenging threat - the food crisis in the midst of the MDGs’ efforts. It is on this premise that this paper examines the global food crisis and the achievement of Africa’s millennium development goal one and makes recommendations.
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