We recently did a trip to Africa where we were able to help lots of children. We made a huge difference. Food costs 17 percent in rich nations, but 40 percent in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent Financial Times article using IMF statistics.
A total of 282 million people, or nearly 21 percent of the population on the continent of Africa, experienced hunger in 2020. After the outbreak, 46 million people in Africa went hungry between 2019 and 2020.
Pandemics and wars, have already presented the human race with huge problems in this millennium's third decade. Poverty and starvation is not something we need. The ability of people in Africa (and the rest of the globe) to receive food in times of global food price spikes and local stress demands decisive action by governments and international organizations, but we have the policy tools and expertise to prevent it.