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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....

Kenya: Govt takes over responsibility from WFP to provide school meals

by Devdiscourse News Desk Devdiscourse October 3, 2018

Some 1.6 million pupils at more than 4,000 schools will each receive a hot lunch daily under the school meals program this year – now all financed by the Government of Kenya. ...

Insurgents’ attacks lead to food shortage in northern Mozambique: report

by Mu Xuequan Xinhua October 2, 2018

Sporadic attacks by insurgents in the northern province Cabo Delgado in Mozambique combined with the El Nino phenomenon have caused food shortages, according to a report released Monday here by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network....

Photo: Evidence shows that when women are empowered, farms are more productive, natural resources are better managed, nutrition is improved, and livelihoods are more secure. [Kristin Palitza/IPS]

More Women Owning Agricultural Land in Africa Means Increased Food Security and Nutrition

by Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service News Agency September 30, 2018

Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems.  During a high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, th...

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