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AGRICULTURAL
DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
FACT SHEET

PROGRESS AGAINST HUNGER
AND POVERTY
More than 239 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live
in hunger. African governments, international donors,
nonprofits, and other partners are helping Africa's farmers
grow more food and increase their incomes. Together, they
are proving that progress in agricultural development…

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·Rwanda's government increased its investment in
agriculture by 30 percent from 2007 to 2009, resulting in a
15 percent rise in food production in 2008.
·In Ethiopia, hunger levels decreased from 71 to 46 percent
from 1990 to 2004.

FACT: Improved crops, quality seeds, and new
techniques are helping Africa's…

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