KIGALI, March 26 -- Rwanda has announced plans to end malnutrition before the global target to do so by 2025, according to country's Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi.

The premier, who was speaking to reporters on Thursday shortly after opening the first round table of Compact2025, said that Rwanda cannot lag behind in fighting malnutrition where other countries have succeeded.

Compact2025 is a global campaign aimed to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2025.

Latest statistics from the Rwanda agriculture ministry indicates that malnutrition rate in children has dropped from 52 percent in 2005 to 38 percent in 2016.

Rwanda Minister of Agriculture and Resources G'raldine Mukeshimana said that Rwanda has demonstrated the will to end the ...