Africa

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...

Photo: Internally displaced people in Nigeria

Escalating Humanitarian Crisis And Apprehension Over Food Insecurity

by Chika Okeke Leadership Nigeria Newspapers September 27, 2018

In northeast Nigeria, the majority of internally displaced persons were suffering from food insecurity. Reporter Chika Okeke examines the level of humanitarian crisis in the north- east and reports that without harmonised intervention, famine might wipe out surviving locals and residents...

Eight of the 20 nations with the fastest rising rates of adult obesity in the world are in Africa © Bloomberg

Rising obesity in Africa reflects a broken global food system

by Rajiv Shah Financial Times September 21, 2018

When I visited Kigali, Rwanda’s capital last week, I noticed an array of new fast food restaurants downtown. This is not an exception — chains such as Burger King, Pizza Hut and KFC are proliferating across Africa. Meanwhile, obesity rates are skyrocketing across the continent....

Photo: A mother carries her sick baby at a camp for displaced persons in Bama, Borno state, Nigeria, in August. [Reuters]

Extreme Poverty Concentrates in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Betsy McKay and Gabriele Steinhauser The Wall Street Journal September 18, 2018

The number of people living in extreme poverty is becoming concentrated in some of the most unstable and populous parts of Africa, raising the risk of political violence and devastating disease outbreaks....

[OP-ED] SURPLUS FOOD: A WEAPON AGAINST HUNGER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

by Thabisa Mkhwanazi Eyewitness News September 17, 2018

Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC Africa’s director for public affairs, writes that quick-service restaurants in South Africa need to do more to eliminate food waste and help communities eliminate hunger....

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