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Annan – “Malnutrition is a political failure”

Writing in Addis Ababa at the Africa Green Revolution Forum, former UN Secretary General and the former chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution Kofi Annan stated that the malnutrition issues in Africa are a political issue – a blunt assessment of African leadership.

“Malnutrition is a political failure,” he said. “People who live under democracy and democratic rule don’t starve.”

Annan pointed to the $35 billion Africa spends on food imports, along with the failure of Africa to match the agriculture productivity increases experienced by the rest of the world as evidence of their failure.

Read more here: http://www.agrforum.com/index.php/agrf_blog_post/a-champion-of-african-agriculture-offers-sharp-words-for-african-leaders/