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Limited food availability

Malézieux E., Corbeels M.. 2019. In : Dury Sandrine (ed.), Bendjebbar Pauline (ed), Hainzelin Etienne (ed.), Giordano Thierry (ed.), Bricas Nicolas (ed.). Food systems at risk. New trends and challenges. Rome : CIRAD; FAO, p. 99-102.

DOI: 10.19182/agritrop/00103

While food security is a major worldwide issue, it is a much more serious problem in Low-Income (LI) and Lower Middle-Income (LMI) countries. Currently, sub-Saharan Africa is the sub-continent with the highest proportion of undernourished people, the largest gap between current and potential yields, and between cereal consumption and production. Looking to the future, population growth and climate change may worsen the situation, particularly in Africa. African countries are still facing rapid population growth with uncertain prospects about the ability of their agriculture to meet growing food demand. In addition, without sufficient adaptation measures, climate change will negatively impact food production in most African regions.

Mots-clés : sécurité alimentaire; accès à la nourriture; production alimentaire; agriculture; consommation alimentaire; croissance de la population; changement climatique; céréale; afrique

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