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Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs as the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

By Bunmi Oloruntoba

Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food. This year, the prize was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister - and currently the president of the African…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Agricultural Policy Research in Africa official launched in Addis Ababa

APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security and in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) programme was officially launched at the ongoing land policy conference in Addis Ababa. APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security…

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Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa 2017 featuring a record participation of 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries

West African food imports increased to 14.4. Billion US$ in 2015 compared to 13.1 billion US$ in 2014, a plus of 10% (WTO World Trade Organization)

Organized by the German trade fair specialists Fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de) the 4th edition of Agrofood (www.Agrofood-WestAfrica.com) & PlastPrintPack West Africa (www.PPP-WestAfrica.com) will take place on 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. More than 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries including 5 national pavilions from…

Source: Olam International |

Italian scientist brings ‘pasta power’ climate adaptation solution to West Africa

A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

‘Heat tolerant’ durum wheat discovery can help eradicate poverty   Research wins international Food Security prize A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali [1], potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Papal gift helps hungry families in South Sudan

Donation from Pope Francis provides seeds to grow nutritious food

Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis. The kits come as the food security situation is forecast to worsen in coming months.   Around 5,000 families, or more than 30,000 people, in Yei in…

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Aliko Dangote Foundation joins global leaders to fight malnutrition - pledges US$100 million for Nigeria

The Global Nutrition Report 2017 launched at the Summit, showed that despite progress, 155 million children globally are stunted and the world is off track on meeting internationally agreed nutrition targets

What problem can be found in every country in the world and affects one in three people globally? What problem is so rife that the World Health Organization (WHO) terms it “the new normal.”? The surprising answer is malnutrition. It is not an issue that grabs many headlines or attracts…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee Wants Sugar Levies to Cane Growers’ Association Suspended Immediately

The Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Ms. Joanmariae Fubbs, urged the DTI to be firm in its approach in dealing with the industry

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today encouraged the South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) and the South African Cane Growers’ Association (SACGA) to do everything in their power to find a mediated agreement to ensure that one association is born out of the two. The Committee today met…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Opportunities in Energy and Infrastructure Sectors Available in Kinshasa for South African Businesspeople

For the past decade the DRC has worked hard to put laws in place that will protect foreign investors and others who want to form partnerships with the local business people

The Provincial Minister of Planning, Public Works and Infrastructure in Kinshasa, Mr. Robert Mavema urged South African businesspeople to take advantage of the opportunities presented in the energy, infrastructure and agriculture sectors in the province. Mavema said this while sharing the province’s masterplan with the South African businesspeople at a…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Department Responds to Small-Scale Fishers’ Grievances

The Committee calls for amendments to Section 21 and Section 28 of the Small-Scale Fishing Policy to provide mechanisms for transfer of rights from commercial to small-scale fisheries

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries today heard the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries respond to the list of grievances from small-scale fishers who had brought their plight to the Committee in November 2016. The Committee received the report on small-scale fisheries implementation, which responded to the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s hunger crisis

The number of people experiencing severe food insecurity across the country is likely to drop to 4.8 million for October to December, down from six million in June

The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, according to the updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) released today by the Government of South Sudan, the UN’s…