The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that nearly 870 million people, or one in eight people in the world, were suffering from hunger and malnutrition between 2010 and 2012. Figures show most of the people who are suffering from hunger live in developing countries. For decades, the sub-Saharan Africa has been tackling with the problem of chronic hunger. Now, African heads of states of gathered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to discuss ways to eliminate hunger from the continent. They say poverty is the main cause of the persistent hunger in Africa.