Annan - “Malnutrition is a political failure”

Writing in Addis Ababa at the Africa Green Revolution Forum, former UN Secretary General and the former chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution Kofi Annan stated that the malnutrition issues in Africa are a political issue - a blunt assessment of African leadership.

“Malnutrition is a political failure,” he said. “People who live under democracy and democratic rule don’t starve.”

Annan pointed to the $35 billion Africa spends on food imports, along with the failure of Africa to match the agriculture productivity increases experienced by the rest of the world as evidence of their failure.

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