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Index of hunger in the world: ranking of African countries.

As every year IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) performs its Global Hunger Index or Index of hunger in the world, with, in sight, the durable and sustainable Development Goals that aim to eradicate completely malnutrition by 2030.

In general, since 2000, people have made significant progress in access to food. The proportion of population undernourished fell to nearly a third in developing countries. Nowadays It still remains in the worldwide 795 million people undernourished.

Since 2000, all countries in the world have increased, except one, Kuwait.

North Africa has managed to reduce significantly this scourge. As for sub-Saharan Africa, it progresses quickly, but not enough to achieve the goal Zero Hunger in 2030.

Senegal, Ghana and Rwanda are at the first countries in this fight. In 15 years These three countries have achieved to reduce by more than 50% the proportion of their undernourished population.

South Africa, Gabon and Mauritius have risen to the level of the Maghreb with an index reduced to around 10%.

Despite a GDP increased more than 10 in 15 years, Angola still records nowadays the rate of 32.8% of its population in a state of malnutrition.

Among 118 countries studied in the world, the Central African Republic which has the highest rate, with 46.1% of people undernourished.

Note that many African countries have not been listed in this index, due to insufficient information. These are: Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Sao Tome, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan.

Ranking of African countries according to the proportion of undernourished population.

 

(African Rank, Country, World rank, Index 2000 Index 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

1- Tunisia                                18                                  9.0                              5.5

22- Algeria                               38                                 14.8                            8.7

33-Morocco                           42                                 15.6                             9.3

44-south Africa                      51                               18.7                              11.8

5-Gabon                                  54                                18.5                              12.0

6-Mauricia                              57                                16.2                              13.2

7-Egypte                                 60                                15.3                              13.7

8-Ghana                                  62                                29.9                              13.9

9-Senegal                               67                                37.7                              16.5

10- Gambia                            70                               27.9                               20.9

11-Kenya                                 72                              37.6                               21.9

12-Mauritania                       77                              33.6                                22.1

13-Togo                                   78                               38.6                               22.4

14-Lesotho                             79                               32.9                              22.7

15-Cameroon                        80                              40.3                               22.9

16-Botswana                          81                             33.0                               23.0

17-Benin                                 82                             38.1               23.2

18-Swaziland                        83                              30.9               24.2

19-Nigeria                             84                               40.9               25.5

20-ivory coast                     86                               31.4                25.7

21-uganda                            87                               39.4               26.4

22- Republic of Congo       88                              37.2                             26.6

23-Malawi                            89                                45.3                             26.9

24-Rwanda                            91                              58.7               27.4

25-Guinea Bissau                 91                           43.9                27.4

26-Mali                                     93                           43.9            28.1

27-Guinea                                93                          44.4            28.1

28-Tanzania                             96                           42.4          28.4

29-Zimbabwe                          99                          40.1           28.8

30-Liberia                                  101         47.4          30.7

31-Burkina Faso                       102        48.4           31.0

32-Namibia                              103        32.5           31.4

33-Mozambique                      104        49.4           31.7

34-Djibouti                               105         48.5           32.7

35-Angola                                 106           57.8                        32.8

36-Ethiopia                               107           58.5                       33.4

37-Niger                                    109            53.0                      33.7

38-Sierra Leone                                      112           53.9                      35.0

39-Madagascar                        114           44.2                      35.4

40-Zambia                                 116           50.4                      39.0

41-Tchad                                      117                          51.9                    44.3

42-Republic of central Africa   118                       51.5                     46.1

 

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