Africa

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....

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...

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....

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....

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...

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