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Achieving Zero Hunger in Africa is within reach, say global Agriculture leaders in Rome ahead of 2023 African Food Summit in Dakar

The goal of the Dakar 2 conference is to mobilize political support for the structural transformation of agriculture in Africa

Eradicating hunger in Africa by 2030 is possible, said global agriculture leaders in Rome. Meeting ahead of the African Food Summit (Dakar 2) to be hosted by President Macky Sall in Dakar, Senegal, from 25-27 January 2023, President of the African Development Bank Group ( Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the International Fund for…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Kenya’s Economic Recovery Remains Strong, Although Slowed by Drought and Inflation

Kenya’s medium term growth prospects remain positive with GDP projected to grow by 5.2% on average in 2023–24 notwithstanding current global and domestic shocks

Kenya’s economy continued to rebound from the pandemic in 2022 with real gross domestic product (GDP) increasing by 6% year-on-year in the first half of 2022, driven by broad-based increases in services and industry. This recovery was dampened by global commodity price shocks, the long regional drought, and uncertainty in…

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Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and World Food Programme call for urgent and long-lasting action in West and Central Africa as the region faces another year of record hunger with thousands experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity

Over 35 million people (including 6.7 million children) in the region are currently unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs

The number of hungry people in West and Central Africa is projected to reach an all-time high of 48 million people (including 9 million children) next year if urgent and long-lasting solutions to address this crisis are not delivered soon. The latest Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis shows that over…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Increasing Number of Children Pushed Out of Education in Ethiopia Due to Severe Drought, Conflict and Forced Displacement

Joint mission to Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait and Norway International Development Minister brings attention to one of the world’s largest education crises that has left 3.6 million children out of school

Ethiopia is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises it has seen in decades. On a joint high-level visit to Ethiopia, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the Norwegian Minister of International Development took stock of education needs in areas affected by the compounding, crippling impacts on children due to conflict,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

International Year of Millets: Unleashing the potential of millets for the well-being of people and the environment

UN dedicates 2023 to greater efforts in producing millets given their nutritional properties and resilience in adapting to climate change

As the global agrifood systems face challenges to feed an ever-growing global population, resilient cereals like millets provide an affordable and nutritious option, and efforts need to be scaled-up to promote their cultivation. This was the message at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM) at…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

National plan to reduce the impact of Covid-19 in Benin: the support of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

By 2023, the most vulnerable Beninese populations will be more resilient to the harmful effects of Covid-19 and that they have a better quality of life

Faced with the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) designed and implemented a project under the Technical Cooperation Program (TCP) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. This is the Support Project for the Plan to Mitigate the Impacts of…

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International Rescue Committee (IRC): The threat of famine in East Africa shows the need for key changes in how the world battles famine and malnutrition

In East Africa, there are currently 20.9 million people who are experiencing hunger

From November 2021 to November 2022 the number of people experiencing hunger in East Africa increased as follows Kenya: 1.4 million to 4.4 million - an increase of 214% Somalia: 2.3 million to 6.7 million- an increase of 191% Ethiopia: 6.8 million to 11.9 million - an increase of 75%…

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How boosting intra-African agrifood trade will reap rewards for Africa

Policymakers, bilateral partners, and the private sector discuss creating deeper regional integration and accelerating the move towards greater intra-African trade

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has been ratified by 43 African Union member countries, eight of which have started trading under AfCFTA preferential arrangements, yet intra-continental trade remains low. Africa is a net importer of agricultural products, with import bills estimated at $56 billion dollars, up by 10…

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How Young People are Creating Businesses Selling Coffee

As part of Nestlé Needs YOUth Initiative, MYOWBU is benefitting over 5, 000 young people and seeks to double its youth outreach with entrepreneurship to 10, 000 by 2025

In the world of entrepreneurship, some dream and hope their ideas become reality whilst others seize any available opportunity to make their dreams come true. In the end, what these people want is to have something they can proudly call “MyOwnBusiness”. Laurent Georges is one such example. While in his…

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World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) call for urgent support to avoid brutal cuts to food aid for refugees in Chad

WFP requires US$161 million by the end of 2022 to avert a suspension of its refugee assistance programme and provide life-saving assistance to crisis-affected communities in Chad

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned today of an imminent cut to food assistance to crisis-affected refugees in Chad unless urgent funding to bridge major funding shortfalls is received imminently. WFP requires US$161 million by the end of 2022 to avert a…