Photo: Liberian journalists learning about reporting on food security and nutrition from the World Food Programme communications officers [Front Page Africa Online]

WFP Conducts Training For Liberian Journalists in Food and Nutrition Security

by Gerald C. Koinyeneh Front Page Africa Online April 24, 2018

The World Food Programme hosted a group of Liberian journalists at a two-day training in food and nutrition security reporting on Tuesday recently in Monrovia. The participating journalists, drawn mainly from the print, electronic and web-based media outlets, were drilled through the steps in report...

Photo: A part of the framework of the Egyptian national program of Egypt signing [press photo]

Egypt, FAO sign framework to raise food security

by Egypt Today staff Egypt Today April 24, 2018

Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Abd El-Maneim El Banna and Hussein Gaden, representative of the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), signed the framework of the Egyptian national program for 2018-2022 which focuses on achieving three priorities: improving agricultura...

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Agriculture in Africa: Telling Facts from Myths

by The World Bank Group The World Bank Group April 6, 2018

This project from The World Bank Group, “Agriculture in Africa: Telling facts from Myths,” contains 14 studies exploring some facts about Agriculture in Africa that many experts and policy makers consider self-evident truths. But the rural landscape of the continent has evolved, as has the Afric...

Photo: Women carrying hands of bananas [Panos]

Project improves food security in six African nations

by Stephanie Achieng’ & Gilbert Nakweya SciDevNet March 29, 2018

Launched in 2012, the project funded by the government of Finland and called FoodAfrica Programme has helped improve the security and quality of food supply in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda. Program leaders said that the initiative that ends in June this year is centered on susta...

Photo: Residents of Balambala constituency, Garissa county, Kenya, receive relief food on April 10, 2017. [The Star]

Food distribution in drought-stricken areas improves nutrition in Kenya

by Susan Muhindi The Star March 26, 2018

Nutrition in drought-hit counties of Kenya has improved due to the availability of food supplies, a report shows. The improvement has mainly been attributed to improved food access indicators, including milk availability in arid counties and key emergency response interventions such as the Blanket S...

[Photo: Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye]

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

by Ndidi Nwuneli Quartz Africa March 25, 2018

An explosion of fake and counterfeit products in Africa are staples consumed to fulfill daily dietary needs and are likely contributing to the rising levels of malnutrition and cancer on the continent....

Taking a space-age approach to food security

by Gareth Willmer Devex March 20, 2018

Satellite technology can play a key part in meeting the world's ever-growing need for food, through the rise of high-resolution imagery. The World Bank and many NGOs are using satellite imagery to tailor programs for smallholder farmers....

[Photo: Panos]

Gender gaps: Bane of Africa’s agricultural R&D

by Gilbert Nakweya SciDevNet March 19, 2018

Africa’s agricultural production is negatively affected by gaps in gender-responsive agricultural research, experts say. The gaps include fewer agricultural female researchers than male counterparts. Gender-responsive research addresses the distinct needs and priorities of men and women. Accordi...

Fall Armyworm Lifecycle graph. An excerpt from FAO’s FAW guide. (Image: FAO)

Five things to know about African farmers’ latest foe – the Fall Armyworm

by FAO March 14, 2018

Read this to learn about a major food security threat to Africa you aren’t hearing about (yet)....

Rex Tillerson (Photo: Patrick Doyle/Bloomberg)

Tillerson Offers $533 Million in Food Aid for African Famine

by Nick Wadhams Bloomberg March 11, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced $533 million in new aid to fight famine in East Africa and the Lake Chad region, in a move aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment as he embarks on a five-nation trip to the continent....