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Cost of Hunger in Africa Study: A Regional Look at the Price of child undernutrition in Africa

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WFP, 4 APRIL 2014: The first report of the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) Study was launched on 28 March in Abuja during a high level event organized on the sidelines of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

Experts gathered to review results of the Cost of Hunger in Africa report, covering Egypt, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda. Cost of Hunger studies are planned in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Mauritania.

The overall study, led by the African Union Commission, and supported by the Economic Commission for Africa, the New Partnership for African Development and the UN World Food Programme, is being conducted in a total of 12 African countries, using a methodology originally applied in Latin America.

COHA is being implemented in support of the African Regional Nutrition Strategy 2005-2015 (ARNS) and the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

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