Four things you should know about food security in Africa

by Landry Signé and Eyerusalem Siba

Women and their children, who fled from attacks by rebel groups, work in a field farmed with the help of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Tshikapa in the Kasai Region of Congo on July 27. (Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)

October 30th marked the eighth annual Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security, which aims to raise awareness of chronic hunger and malnutrition and to encourage collaboration between national, regional and international actors to achieve food security.