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Food prices skyrocket as cost of cyclone Freddy becomes evident in Malawi

The price of maize, the country’s staple food has soared to record levels and is now 300 percent higher on average than the same time last year in the cyclone-affected region

Prices of staple foods are soaring in Malawi, ten days after Tropical Cyclone Freddy made its second passage over the southern African country, worsening levels of food insecurity as families struggle to meet their food needs. The price of maize, the country’s staple food has soared to record levels and…

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Welcome to “JAMII Talks”, Coca- Cola ( Africa’s sustainability podcast that discusses all matters related to sustainability. “JAMII Talks” explores one new topic, every episode, through the insights of experts in the sustainability field. In this edition and to commemorate World Water Day, Patricia Obozuwa, Vice President of Public Affairs,…

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Kenyan Deputy President, development partners, meet in support of food security in Kenya

The Deputy President and the ambassadors viewed a WFP-chartered vessel, MV Valsamitis, which is discharging 25,000 mt of wheat bought from Ukrainian farmers

Kenyan Deputy President H.E. Rigathi Gachagua on Monday 20 March 2023, led a delegation of ambassadors and donor representatives at the Port of Mombasa in receiving 41,000 metric tons (mt) of relief food for distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme. The Port is the heart of WFP’s operations…

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Japan extends US$760,000 to World Food Programme (WFP) in support of Cabo Verde's school feeding programme

Cabo Verde’s school feeding programme has also been instrumental in achieving high enrolment rates of 96 percent in primary schools

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 760,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide daily nutritious meals to 90,000 school children in Cabo Verde in 2023. The funding comes at a crucial moment for Cabo Verde, as it grapples with significant challenges in achieving its economic…

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Almost Half of School Children Get Free Meals, Report Shows, but Most Vulnerable Still Miss Out Amid Global Food Crisis

In eight African countries, less than 10 percent of school children receive a free or subsidized meal in school, the report showed

Amidst a global food crisis which sees families in many countries struggling to put food on the table, a new report says governments worldwide are increasingly convinced that school meals are a powerful and cost-effective way of ensuring that vulnerable children get the food they need. Almost 420 million children…

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Communiqué following the Chairperson's working visit to Burundi

The Chairperson met President H.E Évariste Ndayishimiye for rich discussions on the development priorities of the country

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat concluded a two day working visit to Burundi. Upon arrival in Bujumbura, the Chairperson was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Albert Shingiro, Ambassador Willy Nyamitwe, Permanent Representative of Burundi to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia…

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Africa’s millet super foods can help address hunger and climate change

Millets are climate-resilient crops because they can grow on arid lands with minimal inputs and maintenance, are tolerant or resistant to diseases and pests

At a special event at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Regional Office for Africa, millets took centre stage and were celebrated for their potential in addressing climate change, boosting nutrition and increasing farmers’ incomes. The ‘Dine on a Mat’ event saw ambassadors, high-commissioners, government ministers, UN and development partners and…

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Black Sea Grain Deal expiration on March 18 puts more than 40 million lives at risk in East Africa, warns the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Millions of people are facing extreme hunger in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Somalia, which has been struggling for years with conflict and violence is on the verge of another famine,

As the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a UN-brokered agreement to ensure lifesaving grain reaches dozens of countries from Ukraine and the region, nears expiry on March 18, the International Rescue Committee calls for renewal of the UN-brokered deal for 12 months to help stave off hunger in the most food insecure countries.…

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Eritrea: Ministry of Agriculture Reviews Seed Policy

According to Mr. Tekleab Misghina, Director General of RSD, the Seed Policy document was issued in 2002

The production of quality seed features is a key factor in any policy to achieve food and nutrition security, which is among the primary goals of the government of Eritrea.  In order to promote the achievement of national food security, the State of Eritrea issued a Seed Policy document in…

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Reducing losses from fish harvests changes the work and future of Tanzania’s women fish processors

FAO’s FISH4ACP programme empowers women to address falling yields and discrimination

When Suzana Hamimu Kaleju began working as a fish processor 30 years ago in the port of Kigoma, she used to lay the sprat, a type of herring, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika before selling her dried fish in local and regional markets. They would get dusty or sandy…