In January this year, the African Union renewed its commitment to end hunger by 2025. In recent years, efforts to reverse hunger in Africa have multiplied, but as the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 shows, real progress is yet to follow. Globally, 767 million people live in extreme poverty, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the continent, it is popular opinion that the African nations need to go beyond windy promises.
Ibrahima KA, a researcher at IPAR, a sub-regional think tank based in Dakar, Senegal says West Africa must regulate rural land markets to protect the land rights of vulnerable families in rural communities.