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One South Sudanese community’s triumph in reversing malnutrition

by FAO FAO June 14, 2019

FAO is helping women in South Sudan grow diverse diets that fight malnutrition....

Nearly half of all child deaths in Africa stem from hunger, study shows

by Saeed Kamali Dehghan The Guardian June 11, 2019

One in three African children are stunted and hunger accounts for almost half of all child deaths across the continent, an Addis Ababa-based thinktank has warned....

Kenya faces one of the worst drought in 38 years

by Gerald Andae Business Daily Africa April 30, 2019

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) says the rains have already failed and even if it rains now, farmers will not make any meaningful return from their farms because the planting season is already over. The agency has warned that about 541,309 children unde...

Report Launch: Building a Big Tent for Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

by CSIS April 25, 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely hailed for his promises to open political space, usher in economic liberalization, and remake the country’s poor record on human rights. However, to truly transform his country, Dr. Abiy must first transform agriculture, which is the nucleus of t...

Southern Africa: 1.6 Million Children Still Need Urgent Assistance After Cyclone Idai

by Jerry Chifamba All Africa April 20, 2019

Just over a month after Cyclone Idai tore through Southern Africa bringing devastating floods, UNICEF says the needs in Mozambique remain massive, with 1 million children in need of assistance, followed by more than 443,000 in Malawi and 130,000 in Zimbabwe....

All hands on deck: Halting the vicious circle of stunting in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Emmanuel Skoufias The World Bank April 16, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world with a growing number of children under the age of five who have stunted growth, meaning they are too short for their age. Although the number of children affected by stunting globally has decreased drastically since 1990, Africa is the only region...

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 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...