Africa

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Africa Key to Feeding Nine Billion People By 2050, Says AfDB

by Clara Nwachukwu All Africa October 18, 2017

President of African Development Bank (AfDB) and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says Africa holds the key to eradicating hunger and feeding nine billion people globally by 2050....

A group of women at the entrance to the displaced people’s settlement of Muna Garage on the outskirts of Maiduguri in Nigeria. [Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam]

Five women on the front lines of the fight against hunger

by Oxfam Oxfam October 13, 2017

Oxfam profiles five women who are fighting hunger...

Chicken Inn, a KFC competitor, in the Accra Mall. A sharp increase in obesity has accompanied an embrace of Western foods in the country.(Photo: Ashley Gilbertson/ The New York Times)

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

by Dionne Searcey and Matt Richtel The New York Times October 7, 2017

The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africaunderscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines....

Photo: Farmers learn how to plant cassava stem cuttings (Michel Nkurunziza)

Rwandan university graduates drive agricultural modernization and food security efforts

by Michel Nkurunziza The New Times September 26, 2017

Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources will deploy the young professionals as extension workers under a volunteer program which aims to boost production and food security....

Photo: Oscar Ekponimo at the 2017 Social Good Summit (Julia Robinson/Mashable)

Using an app to help fight hunger in Nigeria

by Nicole Galluci Mashable September 21, 2017

Oscar Ekponimo, a software engineer living in Abuja, developed Chowberry to help reduce food waste and redistribute food to those in need....

Consecutive climate shocks have resulted in back-to-back droughts, leaving scarce pasture for livestock and more than 8.5 million people in need of food assistance. (Photo: FAO)

Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes, say UN food agency chiefs on visit to drought-hit Ethiopia

by FAO September 10, 2017

Speaking at the conclusion of a visit to Ethiopia, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people's resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks....

One in 10 people living in rural areas suffers from acute hunger (Photo: Getty Images for WWF-Canon)

UN: Millions of people face acute hunger in DRC

by Al Jazeera August 17, 2017

UN food agencies say number of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance surged by 30 percent in a year in DRC....

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In pictures: The first 1,000 days of hunger

by BBC, UBELONG Photographers and Researchers BBC August 10, 2017

BBC has posted an educational photographic essay on the first 1000 days of hunger. Across Ghana, the irreversible effects of child malnutrition can be seen among thousands of children affected during their critical first 1,000 days of life. This is the time in a child's life that will determine thei...

A woman holds her child as they wait to receive treatment in Kobo health center in Kobo village, one of the drought stricken areas of Oromia region, in Ethiopia, April 28, 2016. (Photo: Reuters via VOA)

Aid Groups Marshal Scarce Resources to Save Ethiopian Children

by Salem Solomon Voice of America July 24, 2017

The U.N. World Food Program and other aid agencies have responded, but growing need and funding shortfalls are undercutting their efforts. An estimated 7.8 million Ethiopians are in need of humanitarian aid, an increase of more than 2 million since the start of the year....

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Armyworm Influx Risks Worsening South Sudan Hunger, UN Says

by Okech Francis Bloomberg July 20, 2017

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization said....

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