Sub-Saharan Africa can only grow if it solves hunger crisis – UNDP

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UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on a visit to Kenya to highlight food security

Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, according to a report out Tuesday from the United Nations Development Programme.

UNDP argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report "2012: Towards a Food Secure Future" that action focused on agriculture alone will not end food insecurity either.

The Report calls for new approaches covering multiple sectors; from rural infrastructure to health services, to new forms of social protection and empowering local communities.

Julie Walker reports.

Duration: 3’27″

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