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food & hunger

23 września 2014

New special issue of 'Development Policy Review'

A new open access issue of the journal Development Policy Review: ‘The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa’, has been published. Agricultural development is often seen as a (...)

27 sierpnia 2014

Africa-wide seed sector programme launched in Nairobi

Smallholder farmers face challenges in getting reliable and timely access to good quality seeds at the right price. A new Africa-wide pilot project aims to support the development of a (...)

8 sierpnia 2014

The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

This event in London on 24 September will present new research from Future Agricultures on how agricultural policy in Sub-Saharan Africa is shaped, in the light of changing patterns of growth and (...)

26 listopada 2013

Funny-looking fruit: The sad reality of wasted produce

How often do you go to the supermarket and search through the produce section for the best-looking bananas on display? It may seem like smart shopping, but your preference for pretty fruit is (...)

18 listopada 2013

Make your thunder heard: Join us for the International Year of Family Farming

Family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the world with more than 500 million family farmers playing a key role in securing a future where more quality food is produced in a (...)

8 listopada 2013

The amazing power of school lunch: Feeding bellies and minds in the classroom

The rumble of an empty stomach can be very distracting. 
 Hunger can keep a child from listening to the teacher and participating in class. When lack of nutritious food is a daily (...)

9 sierpnia 2018

U.N. Food Agency to Resume Aid to Syrians After Donors Step Up

A social media campaign with the hashtag “#ADollarALifeline” and Aloe Blacc’s song “I Need a Dollar” as a soundtrack has generated $80 million, which the World Food Program said would enable it to (...)

9 sierpnia 2018

WFP’s belt tightening

Pressing humanitarian emergencies across the globe have seen the budget for the World Food Programme’s multimillion-dollar school feeding operation in Cambodia slashed for the second year in a (...)

9 sierpnia 2018

Syrian refugees pursue education for their children, in hope for the future

Refugees of the Syrian civil war say their new life has many burdens, but they hope that education for their children will ensure a brighter future. (..)U.N. World Food Program spokesperson Steve (...)

12 sierpnia 2018

School Meals Remain Indispensable in Kenya

The World Food Programme and the Government of Kenya continue to provide schools meals across the arid and semi-arid areas and in the poor informal settlements of Nairobi. The national home-grown (...)

12 sierpnia 2018

Challenging Gender Stereotypes – Driving Change in Myanmar

When WFP in Myanmar informed Ms Khin La Pyae Won Myint Aung that she was selected for the position of driver in the WFP Country Office in Yangon, it was a dream come true. She has always had a (...)

12 sierpnia 2018

Empowering Women Refugees in Uganda

WFP supports 1.1 million refugees in Uganda with life-saving food assistance, three times more than this time last year. In 2016, Uganda received the single largest refugee influx from South (...)

15 lutego 2018

Uganda:Milk Prices Soar As Drought Hits Rwenzori

[Monitor] Kabarole -Since November last year, most of the districts in the Rwenzori sub-region have been experiencing drought and this has affected milk production. As a result, milk prices have (...)

15 lutego 2018

Nigeria:Malnutrition of Children Under Five Years Worsens, Says Unicef

[This Day] Abuja -Despite budgetary allocations towards tackling the menace of malnutrition and the constant on-going enlightenment on the need for proper nutrition in the early stages of a (...)

15 lutego 2018

Rwanda:New Banana Variety to Enhance Productivity

[New Times] A new variety of highly productive banana plants will be distributed to farmers starting next month in a bid to improve banana production and fight disease in one of the priority (...)

15 lutego 2018

Namibia:Successful Water Company Attracts Private Equity Investment

[New Era] Windhoek -Eos Capital, a Namibian private equity firm, has confirmed that it has acquired the majority of the ordinary share capital of Heat Exchange Products (HEP) and Namibia Aqua (...)

15 lutego 2018

South Africa:The Cape Town Water Crisis Is a Manufactured Crisis

[COSATU] Now that the farmers have been restricted, day zero is moving back with a month every week. The day Zero was moved from 19 April to 12 May to 6 June, with the borehole and spring water (...)

15 lutego 2018

South Africa:How Cape Town's Water Crisis Could Make People Sick

[The Conversation Africa] Day zero, when the 4 million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility. The city has informed residents that water supplies will be (...)

27 lutego

ANZ agrees to landmark settlement with Cambodian farmers displaced by sugar company it financed

27 Feb 2020 | IDI The ANZ bank has agreed to provide a financial package to Cambodian families forcibly displaced by a sugar company the Australian bank loaned money to in (...)

27 lutego

Uganda: 35,000 left homeless as private firms share Kiryandongo land

25 Feb 2020 | Daily Monitor More than 35,000 people from 20 villages are homeless after being evicted from about 9,300 acres [3,764 ha] of land in Kiryandongo District to pave way for large scale (...)

26 lutego

Henri Eyebe Ayissi veut assainir le secteur foncier au Cameroun en 2020

24 Feb 2020 | Eco Matin Au Cameroun, le ministre des Domaines, du Cadastre et des Affaires foncières fait de la lutte contre l’accaparement des terres à des fins spéculatives son cheval de (...)

17 czerwca 2013

Carbon projects for smallholder farmers can 'reduce poverty'

Projects in Africa helping small farms make use of the carbon market can help reduce poverty, say researchers.

12 czerwca 2013

Give young people the tools to solve hunger, says expert

Development expert Calestous Juma says research connections and local infrastructure can guide young people towards agricultural innovation.

12 czerwca 2013

Timor-Leste embarks on fish farming for food security

An aquaculture strategy in impoverished Timor-Leste could boost the country's economy.

17 czerwca 2015

Walls and the Tiger

The documentary Walls and the Tiger is a six-year account of the strife of a rural community in Andhra Pradesh, India, to reverse the merciless grabbing of their fertile land by the government (...)

8 czerwca 2015

Over-grazing and desertification in the Syrian steppe are the root causes of war

Civil war in Syria is the result of the desertification of the ecologically fragile Syrian steppe, writes Gianluca Serra - a process that began in 1958 when the former Bedouin commons were opened (...)

2 czerwca 2015

Agro-colonialism in the Congo: European and US development finance bankrolls a new round of agro-colonialism in the DRC

How did several of the world's most prominent DFIs come to own Feronia Inc., a Canadian agribusiness company that people in the DRC say is illegally occupying their land, subjecting them to (...)

24 października 2019

Informal food markets in Zambia: perspectives from vendors, consumers and policymakers in Lusaka and Kitwe

Informal markets play a critical role in providing affordable, accessible and diverse food for the urban poor, while at the same time supporting the livelihoods of millions of small-scale (...)

17 września 2019

ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Water security

Access to clean water is essential for life but all too often in water management, short-term gains for the few are prioritised above long-term benefits for the (...)

7 sierpnia 2019

Evidence-based policymaking in the food–health nexus

This article examines the role of evidence in influencing food and nutrition-related public health policy, and starts to chart a way through the political economy of knowledge and evidence within (...)