Africa

Photo: An agriculture officer inspects maize plants damaged by fall armyworm in Kenya’s Trans Nzoia region. [Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg/Getty Images]

Invasion of maize-eating caterpillars worsens hunger crisis in Africa

by Ruth Maclean The Guardian November 7, 2017

Crops that feed 200 million people at risk from destructive march of fall armyworm, as agriculture experts call for urgent action...

Focused on ending hunger, Africa neglects rising obesity

by Nellie Peyton Thomson Reuters Foundation November 6, 2017

Focused for decades on ending hunger, African countries have largely failed to address a rising obesity epidemic that could soon become the greater public health crisis, experts said as new data in the Global Nutrition Report....

Women and their children, who fled from attacks by rebel groups, work in a field farmed with the help of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Tshikapa in the Kasai Region of Congo on July 27. (Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)

Four things you should know about food security in Africa

by Landry Signé and Eyerusalem Siba Washington Post October 31, 2017

October 30th marked the eighth annual Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security, which aims to raise awareness of chronic hunger and malnutrition and to encourage collaboration between national, regional and international actors to achieve food security. ...

South Sudan: Economic Crisis Forces South Sudanese to Eat Less

by Joseph Oduha The East African October 29, 2017

South Sudan's soaring food prices, a devalued currency and chronic food shortages have left many families struggling to put meals on the table, report says....

How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa’s Migrant Crisis

by Fred Pearce Yale Environment 360 October 20, 2017

Major dam and irrigation projects are drying up the wetlands that sustain life in the arid Sahel region of Africa. The result has been a wave of environmental refugees, as thousands of people flee, many on boats to Europe....

Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN

Africa Key to Feeding Nine Billion People By 2050, Says AfDB

by Clara Nwachukwu All Africa October 18, 2017

President of African Development Bank (AfDB) and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says Africa holds the key to eradicating hunger and feeding nine billion people globally by 2050....

A group of women at the entrance to the displaced people’s settlement of Muna Garage on the outskirts of Maiduguri in Nigeria. [Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam]

Five women on the front lines of the fight against hunger

by Oxfam Oxfam October 13, 2017

Oxfam profiles five women who are fighting hunger...

Chicken Inn, a KFC competitor, in the Accra Mall. A sharp increase in obesity has accompanied an embrace of Western foods in the country.(Photo: Ashley Gilbertson/ The New York Times)

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

by Dionne Searcey and Matt Richtel The New York Times October 7, 2017

The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africaunderscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines....

Photo: Farmers learn how to plant cassava stem cuttings (Michel Nkurunziza)

Rwandan university graduates drive agricultural modernization and food security efforts

by Michel Nkurunziza The New Times September 26, 2017

Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources will deploy the young professionals as extension workers under a volunteer program which aims to boost production and food security....

Photo: Oscar Ekponimo at the 2017 Social Good Summit (Julia Robinson/Mashable)

Using an app to help fight hunger in Nigeria

by Nicole Galluci Mashable September 21, 2017

Oscar Ekponimo, a software engineer living in Abuja, developed Chowberry to help reduce food waste and redistribute food to those in need....

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