Photo: A farmer in Mount Kenya region in Kenya. [Neil Palmer/CIAT]

Fighting ‘hidden hunger’ with fortified foods

by Brenda Wawa Africa Renewal January 16, 2019

Globally, up to 2 billion people do not get enough essential vitamins and minerals from food, according to the 2018 Global Hunger Index, which tracks and measures efforts to fight hunger, indicating that many of the affected are expectedly in poor countries. ...

Liberia: 37 Percent Liberians Go Without Food Due to Unemployment

by Leroy M. Sonpon, III Liberian Observer November 28, 2018

As many as 37% of Liberians go without food because of the lack of money and unemployment, according to a new Afrobarometer survey in Monrovia....

Number of hungry children in Africa’s Sahel hits 10-year high – U.N.

by Umberto Bacchi Thomson Reuters Foundation November 18, 2018

An estimated 6 million people did not have enough to eat across the region during the lean season, says the U.N. food agency....

Photo:Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Ron Strikker, inspects maize [courtesy Business Ghana]

Food security project in Northern Ghana yields results

by GNA Business Ghana November 7, 2018

Almost 10,000 small and medium holder farmers have increased their maize yield from an average of 1.8 metric tonnes per hectare to 4.5 metric tonnes under the Sustainable Maize Programme in the three regions of the North....

Photo: Graça Machel, chair of the African Child Policy Forum, whose 2018 report on child wellbeing warns of the dangers of failure to invest in young people. [Graeme Williams/The Guardian]

Act now or a billion young Africans will be undone by 2050 – Mandela widow

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian November 3, 2018

Graça Machel warns ‘toxic combination’ of poor nutrition and lack of education pose major threat to future peace and prosperity...

Africa’s Unresolved Conflicts a Key Driver of Food Insecurity

by Africa Center for Strategic Studies Africa Center for Strategic Studies October 19, 2018

Conflict is a central factor in the geography of Africa’s food insecurity. The acuteness of this insecurity deepens the longer a conflict continues....

Yemeni women wait to receive food supplies. The UN warns that the country is on the brink of the world’s worst famine in 100 years. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Scale of Yemen famine was ‘initially underestimated’ by aid agencies

by Hannah Summers The Guardian October 17, 2018

Sources say soaring food prices have overtaken projections from UN general assembly two weeks ago, with up to 14 million people now at risk....

Photo of a rural farmer in Zambia who makes 60 percent less income than those in the capital: rural smallholder farmers like the families of Mumbwa had almost no access to real-time market information. [WFP/Photolibrary]

Ebay against hunger

by Sandra Kreutzer World Food Programme Insight October 8, 2018

A new app supports crop sales for rural smallholder farmers in Zambia. Smallholder farmers around the world are often forced to sell their harvests below market value due to a lack of market and pricing information. A new app by the U...

Photo: According to UNICEF and the World Bank, one in seven Somalian children will not live to see their fifth birthday. [Eduardo Soteras Jalil/The Telegraph]

Hunger, disease and violence: Is Somalia the worst place in the world to be a child?

by Adrian Blomfield The Telegraph October 3, 2018

Malnutrition is the biggest killer of children in Somalia, usually not because they starve to death but because their bodies are so emaciated their immune systems become too weak to fend off disease....

Hunger and fighting persist despite ‘peace’ in South Sudan

by AFP AFP October 3, 2018

Harvests and markets have been disrupted by the 5-year-long war and people rely on aid agencies for deliveries of life-saving food. Last year a man-made famine was declared in two opposition areas while the latest assessment, issued Friday, found that 6.1 million people are going hungry....

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