Africa

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WATCH: Nigeria’s soil-free salad farm

by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill and Sam Judah BBC February 12, 2018

How one young entrepreneur is growing greens in shipping containers - no soil needed....

Students plant a tree in Pitoua town, near Garoua, Cameroon, Feb. 10 2018. [Photo: M. Kindzeka/VOA]

Rising Temperatures, Terrorism Threaten Cameroon’s Food Security

by Moki Edwin Kindzeka Voice of America February 11, 2018

Cameroon says its northern border with Nigeria and Chad and most of the Lake Chad basin face a food crisis because of desertification and the Boko Haram conflict that stopped farmers from doing their work....

Photo: Abuk Moukiir sits in the shade of a tree while harvesting peanuts. She’s sick and weak but survives hunger by finding different day jobs [Stefanie Gilinski/IRIN]

The struggle to survive South Sudan’s hunger season

by Stefanie Glinski IRIN News January 8, 2018

Almost half of South Sudan's population – 4.8 million people – are currently severely food insecure: an increase of 1.4 million since last year....

Aerial view of Amorentia, Blight’s family farm and nursery. The netting protects the plants from the ravages of hailstorms. [Photo: Howard Blight]

Can online courses fix Africa’s food insecurity?

by Nick Dall Ozy January 5, 2018

South African farmer Howard Blight's company, Agricolleges International (ACI), will roll out its first courses in early 2018, and in the next few years plans to have a curriculum incorporating all of the agrisciences and an expanding footprint across Africa....

Aid workers sorting food packs prior to distribution at the Biringi refugee camp in Ituri province, in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. [Photo: Dieudonné Wanican/Trocaire/CC BY]

Responding to East Africa’s food security crisis in 2017, preparing for next year

by Sara Jerving Devex December 18, 2017

Governments and donors are working together to mitigate food insecurity in East Africa, where relief efforts are complicated by lack of rain, cholera and other issues....

Photo: Maureen Salim shows off a pumpkin grown amongst her trees. [Sophie Mbugua/Mongabay]

Kenyan farmers reap economic, environmental gains from ABCDs of agroforestry

by Sophie Mbugua Mongabay December 13, 2017

Kenyan farmers are building resilience and income through an intercropping system developed with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)...

[Photo: Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon]

African women are starting to take a lead in agricultural research

by Abdi Latif Dahir Quartz December 13, 2017

A new study shows that the number of African woman engaged in agricultural research is increasing...

Internally displaced Congolese families from Kasai Province wait in line for food in the grounds of a former clinic in the town of Idiofa, Kwilu Province after fleeing violence near their villages. [Photo: UNHCR/John Wesseles]

DR Congo: Hunger crisis, scarce funds could push Kasais to brink of catastrophe, UN agency warns

by United Nations UN News Centre December 7, 2017

An acute hunger emergency ravaging Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s strife-torn Greater Kasai region could transform into a long-term disaster if additional resources are not made available urgently, the United Nations food relief agency warned Thursday....

Lake Chad: The World’s Most Complex Humanitarian Disaster

by Ben Taub The New Yorker December 7, 2017

Boko Haram, climate change, predatory armies, and extreme hunger are converging on a marginalized population in Central Africa....

Photo: Ugandan farmer Richard Opio holds a sample of the “super beans” [AP Photo/Rodney Muhumuza]

‘Super beans’ raise hopes in parts of hunger-prone Africa

by Rodney Muhumuza The Columbian December 4, 2017

The Ugandan government is promoting a new high-yield bean in hunger-prone areas...

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