Africa

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....

Pest-proof bags and bins slim Tanzania’s ‘lean season’

by Wesley Langat Reuters September 9, 2018

Improved storage techniques have shown they can cut the loss of harvested maize by 10 percent in Tanzania, and help one-third fewer households go hungry in the lean season, Swiss researchers said....

Photo: A woman farmer uses hand tools on her farm [Neil Palmer/CIAT]

Agroecology key to food security in developing countries

by Rachel Wynberg and Laura Pereira The University of Cape Town News September 2, 2018

Rachel Wynberg, Associate Professor and DST/NRF Bio-economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town and Laura Pereira, Researcher/Lecturer at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University, argue that developing countries should not strive for industrial agriculture. Inste...

Photo: Debisi Araba [courtesy Debisi Araba]

Technology Could Soon Revolutionize Agriculture In Africa

by Lorin Fries Forbes August 28, 2018

Forbes interviews CIAT's Debisi Araba, the dynamic regional director for Africa at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) about the potential for technology to transform agriculture in Africa....

Photo: A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) plane releases sacks of food during an airdrop near the town of Nyal, in South Sudan August 20, 2018. [REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu]

Thousands arrive to collect food supplies in South Sudan’s Nyal

by Reuters Thompson Reuters Foundation News August 21, 2018

The UN has been dropping food supplies in Nyal, South Sudan every three months since 2014. The town is unsafe to reach by road, with attacks on humanitarian agencies common. Supplies were dropped on Sunday and Monday by the United Nations World Food Programme, which said it expected 30,000 people w...

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