About 123 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are without consistent access to enough food, the latest IMF Africa report has said.
The report discusses the drivers and policies to achieve food security in the most food insecure region in the world.
The report explained that inflation in sub-Saharan Africa has risen significantly in the past two years.
Domestic demand has played a more limited role given the region’s slow recovery. Instead, inflation is mainly driven by external factors, including global commodity prices and disruptions to global supply chains.
Tackling inflation while supporting growth and protecting the vulnerable therefore warrants careful and vigilant monetary policy tightening, the report said.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the most food-insecure region in the world, the report said.