Tag: international food policy research institute

How rural electrification is transforming Ethiopia’s agriculture sector

Dawit Mekonnen, a research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute joined CNBC Africa to discuss the synergies between rural electrification and agricultural productivity, processing, and businesses in Ethiopia.

IFPRI: Africa’s youth should look in rural areas for opportunities, here’s why

There are concerns about whether Africa will meet employment demand from its working-age population which is projected to grow by 30 million a year in 2050.

IFPRI: Most Sub-Saharan Africans can’t afford healthy diet, here’s how to change this

A recent study found that nearly 1.58 billion people, mainly those living in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, cannot afford recommended universal diet. At an estimated $2.84 per day, the cost of diet for human health exceeds daily per capita income in many low-income countries, according to this study. Senior Research fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute, Derek Headey joins CNBC Africa for more.

Report reveals global malnutrition on the rise

Africa aims to halve poverty and end hunger by 2025 under the Malabo declaration. However, the latest 2019 global food policy report indicates that in 2018, malnutrition rose for the third year in a row, with 821 million people in the world now facing chronic food deprivation. For more on the findings CNBC Africa is joined by Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute.

How healthy diets can help to combat malnutrition

Africa’s poverty and hunger are on worrying levels and the continent aims to halve poverty, end hunger by 2025. However, experts believe it’s equally important to promote healthy diets to combat malnutrition and climate change. Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute joins CNBC Africa for more.