NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

IRIN – UN Humanitarian news & analysis – WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN/IRIN) Maradi/Diffa, NIGER, WESTERN AFRICA: Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous combination of stresses – chronic drought, land degradation, pests and poor seeds – which threaten to throw them even deeper into hunger and poverty. James Litzinger, an agricultural specialist […]

Environmentally friendly farming brings greater food security to Africa

Environmentally friendly farming brings greater food security to Africa

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/UN) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: An environmentally-friendly farming model can help significantly increase cassava yields and help turn it into a staple 21st century crop, the United Nations food agency said today. In a new field guide, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that cassava output has increased by 60 per cent […]

Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Mark Tran – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) AFRICA: Human rights are the most powerful tool to ensure efforts against hunger and malnutrition tackle structural causes and are not reduced to short-term strategies, civil society groups said in a report published on Tuesday. Who Decides About Global Food and Nutrition? – Strategies to Regain Control argues […]

Women scientists in sub-Saharan Africa set to recieve millions in funding

Women scientists in sub-Saharan Africa set to recieve millions in funding

WNN Breaking (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has just announced that its program, which develops the research and leadership skills of top women agricultural scientists in Africa, has received new joint funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (US$14 million) and the United States Agency for International Development […]

Food crisis in South Sudan can impact millions

Food crisis in South Sudan can impact millions

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNS): South Sudan, AFRICA: Two United Nations agencies warned last week that millions of people in South Sudan are facing worsening hunger and called for urgent action to improve food security through adequate food aid and projects to boost agricultural production. An estimated one million of those affected are facing severe food shortages, […]