Africa

WorldFish trains farmers to boost food security

by Femi Makinde Punch April 7, 2019

A non-profit research organisation, WorldFish, has trained small scale fish farmers in Nigeria to boost food production in the country. The Aquaculture Technology Transfer Officer, WorldFish, Mrs Ajibola Olaniyi, told our correspondent in an interview on the sidelines of the training in Lagos  t...

Hunger stalks Mozambique after deadly cyclone destroys farmland

by Stephen Eisenhammer Reuters April 1, 2019

Hundreds of rural communities were plunged into food crisis after Cyclone Idai tore through central Mozambique on March 14, humanitarian workers say. The government estimates that more than 700,000 hectares of agricultural land was flooded, leaving many farmers with nothing to harvest....

Kenyan anger over Turkana ‘starvation’ being ignored

by BBC News BBC News March 21, 2019

Kenyans have accused their government of ignoring drought victims following reports that at least 10 people have died of hunger in the north-western Turkana region. The hashtag #WeCannotIgnore has been trending on Twitter in the countr...

United States provides additional US$15 million to respond to increased food insecurity in Zimbabwe

by APO Group AfricaNews.com March 4, 2019

The United States Government announced US$15 million in additional funding to respond to the critical food security situation in Zimbabwe. The contribution, provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), brings the total U.S. funding for the current lean season to US$38 mill...

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. ...