Africa Nutrition Map Highlights Possible Solutions For Addressing Hunger On Continent

Brookings Institution: Figure of the week: Africa Nutrition Map
Mariama Sow, research assistant for the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, discusses a map recently published by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The map “displays ‘hot points,’ places where hunger, malnutrition, and food security are critical issues. It also measures both the percentage of arable land and the prevalence of non-communicable diseases, such as obesity and diabetes. … [The map] highlights possible solutions, especially the potential for arable land to be used in combating [hunger]” (6/15).