Seven Nigerian states to face food crisis in 2024 — W’Bank

Bisola David
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Borno, Adamawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Yobe, Sokoto, and Zamfara states are the ones the world bank spoke about.

According to the World Bank’s most recent Food Security report, because of armed conflict and other factors that are lowering living standards throughout the area, seven states in the North-west and North-east are expected to be at crisis food security levels by 2024.

In addition to Nigeria, the research mentioned that various levels of food insecurity would be experienced by Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger, among other West African nations.

It went on to say that because of their limited access to markets and humanitarian relief, communities in Northeastern states including Abadam, Bama, Guzamala, Marte, and others will experience Emergency food security levels.

Inflation rates above 5% in over 63.2% of low-income nations, according to the report. This represents a 1.3% increase from the previous food update on January 17, 2023.

While 48% of upper-middle-income countries continued to maintain the same percentages as the previous update, showing no changes, 73.9% of lower-middle-income countries saw inflation rates exceeding 5%.

In high-income nations, more than 44.4% of respondents reported food inflation rates higher than 5%, according to the World Bank. This is a 1.9% drop from the previous food update.

Furthermore, the analysis showed that in 71% of the 165 nations for which data was available, the inflation of food prices exceeded the increase of overall prices in real terms.

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