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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Conflicts and protracted crises hamper progress made to end hunger in the Near East and North Africa

The FAO Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in the Near East and North Africa noted that the deterioration is largely driven by the spreading and intensity of conflicts and protracted crise

Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the steady improvement achieved before 2010 when the prevalence of undernourishment, stunting, anemia and poverty were decreasing, a new FAO report said today. The FAO Regional Overview of Food…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USAID and Partners Discuss Collective Progress on Food Security in Ghana

Over the course of two days, the Feed the Future partners and the Government of Ghana examined the progress made over the last year and discussed potential plans for improving nutrition and food security, as well as building a more inclusive agriculture sector in Ghana

From March 21-22, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) met with the Government of Ghana and partners working to advance food security goals under the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Over the course of two days, the Feed the Future partners and…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

CERF approves $22 million loan to further scale up FAO action to prevent famine in Somalia

The funds will allow for increased livelihoods support to rural communities affected by repeated drought

FAO is further scaling up its  activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which complements the loans already provided by FAO's Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities. This effort is part…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN appeals for nearly $170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya

Half of the country is affected by the drought brought on by a third consecutive year of unreliable rains

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today appealed for $166 million to aid Kenyan pastoralists and farmers whose livestock and crops are suffering amid what the Government declared a “national drought disaster.” “With these funds, humanitarian actors will provide life-saving food, health, water and sanitation services to 2.6 million…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Food security emergencies are likely to increase

Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.   Some 37 countries require external assistance…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USAID Intensifies Efforts to Boost Agricultural Opportunities

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Feed the Future’s Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) project hosted a summit to discuss the future of agriculture in Ghana from March 1-2

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Feed the Future’s Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) project hosted a summit to discuss the future of agriculture in Ghana from March 1-2. The event brought together development partners and the Ghana Government, as well as farmers and the…

Syngenta
Source: Syngenta |

Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON®Star Programme

Syngenta Showcases the Seed Treatment Partnership supported by the USAID-funded Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP) being implemented by AGRA at AFSTA Congress 2017

Syngenta (www.Syngenta.com)’s Seedcare program for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases for pearl millet (1.2 t/ha, +40%), sorghum (1.1 t/ha, +86%), maize (2.7 t/ha, +101%), irrigated rice (9.4 t/ha, +11%) and rain-fed rice (2.0 t/ha, +33%). The achievements from year one of the APRON®Star project in…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met today in Ethiopia to discuss the future of the livestock sector in Africa

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods. Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency

As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to protect the livelihoods of millions of families dependent on farming, livestock and fishing for their food and livelihoods.  With the next planting…

GE
Source: GE |

GE’s Gas Engine Technology Provides Cost-Effective, Grid-Stability Solution for Cameroon Poultry Hatchery

Given the critical nature of poultry hatcheries, a half-hour power outage can completely cripple a business, leading to a complete overhaul of the hatchery installations

Sold through Distributor Clarke Energy, GE’s Jenbacher J316 Gas Engine is an Economical Alternative to AGROCAM’s Backup Diesel Generator Solution Provides More Sustainable Supply of Electricity for the Customer and Cameroon AGROCAM, a leading poultry hatchery in the central African region, located in Douala, and a member company of the…