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food & hunger
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
[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 (...)
[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 (...)
[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 (...)
[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 (...)
[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 (...)
[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 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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
Projects in Africa helping small farms make use of the carbon market can help reduce poverty, say researchers.
Development expert Calestous Juma says research connections and local infrastructure can guide young people towards agricultural innovation.
An aquaculture strategy in impoverished Timor-Leste could boost the country's economy.
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)