46% of the African population lack regular access to adequate food.
Food & World Organization (FAO) defines Food Security as: 'When all people have physical, social & economic access to sufficient, safe, & nutritious food that meets dietary needs & food preference for an active & healthy life at all times.'
Unfortunately, 46% of the African population live below the poverty line & lack regular access to adequate food.
A 2016 study by global consultancy PwC states that an estimated 90% of sales in Africa’s major economies come through informal channels like markets & kiosks. Half a billion people in Africa eat at largely informal, small & medium sized restaurants every day. However, the poor physical infrastructure, costly last-mile distribution & presence of mutliple middlemen in the food supply chain has increased food prices for local retailers & restaurant owners. This has put food out-of-reach for the more than 46% of Africans living below the poverty line.