Bukar Tijani, Assistant Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), speaks to an AFP reporter during the opening of FAO’s 30th Africa regional conference in Khartoum on February 19, 2018. / AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY
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About 224 million people are under-nourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top U.N. food agency official said Monday.The official, speaking at a conference on Africa organized by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said the situation was a "cause of concern" as the continent's population was expected to reach 1.7 billion by 2030 .U.N. officials have warned that growing food insecurity was displacing more and more people across the region, with food needs being the main cause in countries such as South Sudan.Hundreds of delegates from across Africa will be attending the five-day conference in the Sudanese capital to discuss efforts to eradicate hunger and food insecurity in Africa.
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