Africa

South Sudan’s hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

by Sam Mednick Associated Press February 24, 2019

Five months into South Sudan’s fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan’s government in a report issued Friday....

Risk & Resilience: Advancing Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria through Feed the Future

by Julie Howard, Emmy Simmons, & Kimberly Flowers Center for Strategic & International Studies February 19, 2019

A new report from the Center for Strategic & International Studies examines the challenges and opportunities of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, working in the complex political, economic, environmental, and cultural context of Nigeria....

Solar power sales help women avoid food insecurity in Yemen

by Teresa Walsh Devex February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Solar panels are providing women in Yemen access to energy and a way to escape famine conditions that continue to threaten the country. ...

Lesotho: Acute Food Insecurity Situation December 2018 – February 2019

by Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ReliefWeb February 4, 2019

As projected in May/June 2018, the Food security situation is expected to deteriorate during the peak lean season between December 2018 to February 2019. ...

The meals that change children’s lives

by A Lawrence Brown World Food Programme Insight January 24, 2019

I often find it a challenge in the morning to get my children to eat their breakfast quickly before we rush out of the door to get to school on time, a daily occurrence that many parents can probably relate to.  ...

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....

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....

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...