Nigeria Ranks 103 Out Of 121 Countries Facing Hunger

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Nigeria has been listed among the 121 countries in the world facing hunger

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According to Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Nigeria is ranked 103rd out of 121 nations for having a food issue.

At the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) in Nigeria unveiling on Monday in Abuja, Adesina made this revelation.

The AfDB President further revealed that despite having enormous agricultural potential—65% of the remaining arable land needed to feed the world’s population of over 9 billion people by 2050 is on the continent—Africa faces enormous challenges in supplying its food needs, with 283 million people going hungry every year.

He stated:

“According to the Global Hunger Index (2022), released just a week ago, Nigeria ranks 103rd among 121 countries facing a hunger crisis in the world.

“Hunger in Nigeria cannot be justified. Nigeria has the land, with 34 million hectares of arable land with rich and diverse agroecology.”


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