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• In this story from Global Citizen, author Lerato Mogoatlhe highlights the statements of Dennis Rangi, a Kenyan scientist on how Africa can end hunger. Rangi says that improving sanitary and phytosanitary processes would be the most important step to lower the number of Africans suffering from undernourishment.
• What does the author mean when she says that "Africa" must take this step? Who exactly is responsible for and/or has the capacity to improve sanitary and phytosanitary processes?
• To learn about the relationship between world hunger and climate change, click here.
More than 243 million people in Africa are undernourished, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
Hunger and food insecurity are caused by factors like conflict, poverty, climate and weather, lack of investment in agriculture, and unstable markets.
But one Kenyan scientist has found a possible solution. Dennis Rangi, director general of the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), called on African governments to boost food safety by strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) processes.
These are essentially measures taken to make sure that food is safe to eat.
This is done by regulating where and how goods are produced, for instance requiring products to come from a disease-free area, inspecting products, [etc.].
Read the full article about ending hunger by Lerato Mogoatlhe at Global Citizen