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Sustainable Development Goals Book Club African Chapter Inaugural Book Picks - SDG 2 - Zero Hunger


Sustainable Development Goals Book Club African Chapter Inaugural Book Picks - SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

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Sustainable Development Goals Book Club African Chapter Inaugural Book Picks - SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

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Goal 2 - Zero Hunger

The number of undernourished people has dropped by almost half in the past two decades because of rapid economic growth and increased agricultural productivity. Many developing countries that used to suffer from famine and hunger can now meet their nutritional needs.

Unfortunately, extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. There are 821 million people estimated to be chronically undernourished as of 2017, often as a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought and biodiversity loss. Over 90 million children under five are dangerously underweight. Undernourishment and severe food insecurity appear to be increasing in almost all regions of Africa, as well as in South America.

The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people–especially children–have sufficient and nutritious food all year. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural, supporting small-scale farmers and equal access to land, technology and markets. It also requires international cooperation to ensure investment in infrastructure and technology to improve agricultural productivity.


Book Title: Chokora: A Kenyan Scavenger
Author: PGN Mbugwa
Illustrator: Robert Maina
Publisher: Nsemia Inc. Publishers, Kenya
ISBN: 978 -1 - 926906-42-3

Set in Nairobi, Kenya, an epilogue kick starts this sad but compelling story narrated vividly in the first person and peppered with dialogue and exclamations in Kiswahili and Sheng. A boy child of a single parent becomes an out- of- school scavenger and a thief as a result of the penury in which he and his mother live. He becomes a bad influence on another boy.

Their delinquent acts lead the 15-year-old and 17-year-old boys into prison where they experience the ordeals of the justice system. A glossary of Kiswahili/Sheng words used in the book complete this compelling book.

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SDG2 - Zero Hunger

Kweku Anansi

Book Title: Kweku Anansi and His New Wife
Author: Farida Salifu
E-Library: World Stories
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Language: Akan
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