Africa faces new shock as Ukraine war raises food and fuel costs

Food security is at a risk in Sub-Saharan Africa. Image: Unsplash/Annie Spratt

Abebe Aemro Selassie

Director, African Department, International Monetary Fund

Peter Kovacs

Economist, IMF


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Two charts. One chart shows the prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity, 2019. The other chart shows the top 8 wheat importer in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2019 prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa was more than double than in EDME Image: IMFBlog/World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization; COMTRADE and IMF staff calculations

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Senegal, in Sub-Saharan Africa, is expected to see 9.2% real GDP growth in 2023 Image: IMFBlog/IMF World Economic Outlook Database, April 2022.
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