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Guest Editorial

Why African nations must consider poverty reduction as a priority agenda

by
Gertrude Were (Ph. D)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Chepkoilel University College
Eldoret, Kenya
Email: gmwere@yahoo.com

The African continent continues to grapple with chronic poverty with its consequent implications on increased hunger and child nutrition. According to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), out of the world population of 7 billion people, there are an estimated 925 million hungry people, thus 13% or 1 in every 7 people are hungry [1]. Poverty and hunger are closely intertwined, causing a spiraling effect on child under nutrition.

The UN member states in 2000 affirmed reducing poverty and hunger by half by ........ read more