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Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa
Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in AfricaArticle

In the last several months, Covid-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing, confinement, and trying to curb the pandemic have rightly been at the forefront...

Mimi Alemayehou 6 Jul 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in AfricaArticle

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

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Mitigating Covid-19's impact on Africa's food systemsArticle

The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems...

Atsuko Toda and Dr Martin Fregene 17 Apr 2020

Europe-banned insecticide 'threatens Africa's food security'
Europe-banned insecticide 'threatens Africa's food security'Article

Scientists are calling on African policymakers to act urgently to control the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which threaten the wider ecosystem and food security, and have been banned by the European Union.

Munyaradzi Makoni 25 Nov 2019

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Crop planting drive to improve KZN food securityArticle

In an effort to create vibrant agricultural communities and improve food security, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government will this week launch a multimillion-rand Crops Planting Programme in Mkhanyakude District Municipality...

11 Sep 2019

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AI, changing the future of Africa's food securityArticle

The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and even advise farmers presents Africa with an historic opportunity to meet the continent's own food requirements...

10 Sep 2019

Achieving sustainable food security in South Africa
Achieving sustainable food security in South AfricaArticle

South Africa is ranked as the most food-secure country in Africa and is 44th out of 133 countries worldwide...

Wandile Sihlobo 20 Sep 2018

SA drought conditions still of concern for Agri SA
SA drought conditions still of concern for Agri SAArticle

Despite welcome rains in certain parts of South Africa, large parts of the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape provinces are still experiencing the effects of prevailing drought conditions...

7 Sep 2018

African Development Bank approves $15m equity investment in AFSF to boost agribusiness in Africa
African Development Bank approves $15m equity investment in AFSF to boost agribusiness in AfricaArticle

In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank Board has approved a $15m equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in agribusiness SMEs and enhance food security in Africa...

15 Jun 2018

Mobile money boosts local economies
Mobile money boosts local economiesArticle

Mobile cash reduces hunger, boosts local economies in Kenya - the money is primarily transferred using the M-Pesa mobile phone-based money transfer service...

10 Jul 2017

Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation
Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovationArticle

"Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade."

20 Mar 2017

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Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's developmentArticle

Over 300 participants attended the African Economic Conference this week, with the theme, 'Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth'...

9 Dec 2016

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Ongoing conflicts, drought intensify food needsArticle

Food insecurity spreads in Africa and rest of the world as El NiƱo casts its shadow wider...

10 Jun 2016

Africa to work with China on food security
Africa to work with China on food securityArticle

During a meeting with the Agricultural Delegation of China's Sichuan Province in Kampala in August 2014, Ugandan vice-president Edward Ssekandi requested that China increase its investment in African agriculture...

26 Jan 2015

ARC essay contest deadline draws nearArticle

WASHINGTON, DC: The National Peace Corps Association's (NPCA) Africa Rural Connect (ARC) essay contest with the World Policy Journal on Africa food security closes for entries on 31 July 2010. Essays identifying innovative solutions to the problem of food insecurity in the rural regions of Africa are invited for submission.

16 Jul 2010

Zimbabwe: Hunger greater than thoughtArticle

The number of Zimbabweans requiring food assistance in the first quarter of 2009 has been revised upwards to 5.5 million people.

23 Dec 2008

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