APO Group
Source: APO Group |

APO Group brings together the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for a journalism prize in Africa

The judging panel for the APO Group African Woman in Media Award consists of 100 luminaries, with global icons such as Naomi Campbell joined by executives at diverse organizations like Microsoft, Harley-Davidson and FIFA

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is delighted to announce the jury for the prestigious APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 (http://bit.ly/APOaward). The Award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    This is the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Committee on Agriculture focuses on how livestock sector transformation can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

A sustainable livestock sector will foster an inclusive economic growth, improve livelihoods, sustain animal health and welfare, and address environmental issues

FAO Director-General calls for an integrated agri-food systems approach to better address food insecurity and malnutrition amid COVID-19 The agricultural sectors and livestock farming in particular must shift towards sustainability to enhance their contribution to food security, nutrition and healthy diets and build back better to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: The Lion’s Share provides lifeline to wildlife tourism communities, as COVID-19 jeopardizes conservation worldwide

Critical funds raised by innovative UNDP partnership with brands to support local communities at the frontlines of conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

The Lion’s Share today announced new grants to support communities dependent on wildlife-based tourism – an industry that employs millions and is critical to wildlife conservation around the world, but one that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will fund local projects in nine countries across Africa,…

World Council of Churches (WCC)
Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Council of Churches (WCC) moderator contributes to G20 Interfaith Forum on Africa

Abuom addressed the specific topic of addressing COVID-19 amidst increasing deforestation, hunger, and international debt

Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC), contributed to a G20 Interfaith Forum on Africa hosted by KAICIID, or the International Dialogue Centre, dedicated to the facilitation of dialogue between followers of different cultures and religions. Abuom addressed the specific topic of addressing COVID-19 amidst increasing…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Coronavirus - Africa: Secretary-General’s Policy Brief on Tourism and COVID-19

90% of countries have closed World Heritage Sites, with immense socio-economic consequences for communities reliant on tourism

The Policy Brief provides an overview of the socio-economic impacts from the pandemic on tourism, including on the millions of livelihoods it sustains. It highlights the role tourism plays in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, including its relationship with environmental goals and culture. The Brief calls on the urgency of…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

ECOWAS hands over sheep kits and cattle feed to households in Kebbi State, Nigeria

The donations event taking place in Kangiwa, which is in the Arewa Local Government Area of the state is meant to bring succour to the vulnerable families

As part of its commitment to bolstering food security in the region, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), through its Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (ARAA), is handing over Sheep Kits and Cattle Feed to households in Kebbi state of Nigeria on the 8th of August 2020.…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Anticipatory action for COVID-19: building the systems that protect livelihoods throughout a pandemic

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, COVID-19 restrictions risk cutting off the country’s capital from the rural regions that provide most of its food

The impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis on food systems are vast and varied, and as of yet hard to predict. But nowhere are they felt harder than in countries already struggling with food security. When the socio-economic ramifications of COVID-19 were becoming clear, FAO began monitoring the…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Global action needed now to halt spread of deadly pig disease

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch a joint initiative for the Global Control of African swine fever

Pork is the most consumed meat in the world, representing 35.6 percent of global meat consumption. In recent years, African swine Fever (ASF) - which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs - has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) collaborate on a unique analysis of countries on the precipice of what could be the worst food crisis in generations

New analysis out today by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) identifies 27 countries that are on the frontline of impending COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing drivers of hunger. No world region is immune, from Afghanistan and Bangladesh in…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Niger: The African Development Bank enhances food security for nine million people (report)

The project entailed establishment of various types of infrastructure

The Water Mobilisation Project to Enhance Food Security in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions (PMERSA-MTZ) (https://bit.ly/32iTzQs), implemented between 2011 and 2018 in Niger, has sustainably increased agricultural production and productivity and increased food security for nearly nine million residents of this Sahelian country, according to a report by the African…