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Demographic Change, the IMPACT Model, and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Kevin J.A. Thomas, Tukufu Zuberi
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa
Publish Date: February 2012
Country: Africa
Sector: Agriculture
Method: Forecasting
Theme: Food
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Population growth, Sub-Saharan Africa, Food security, Malnutrition, Natural resources

Sub-Saharan African populations face a number of challenges that increase their vulnerability to the causes and consequences of food insecurity. In this paper, the implications of demographic processes for future changes in the demand and access to food are evaluated. Given the fact that population growth is a major influence on the consumption and availability of food, particular attention is given to the ways in which sub-Saharan Africa’s exceptionally high growth rates are likely to affect prospects for achieving food security.
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