Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: Government’s Reaction to the Interview of the Ukraine Foreign Affairs Minister on Food Security

The Seychelles Government is of the view that food security should not be a gambling tool as a result of conflicts

Following the special online briefing on 23rd June 2022 by Mr. Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, with African journalists on how the Russian invasion has impacted food security on the African continent and his call for African states to exert pressure on Russia to allow a safe sea…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO intensifies response to looming health crisis in the greater Horn of Africa as food insecurity worsens

The health risks in the region are increasing, while access to health care is deteriorating

WHO is scaling up its operations in eastern Africa as the region faces acute food insecurity caused by conflict, extreme weather events – including the worst drought in 40 years – induced by climate change, rising international food and fuel prices and the impact of the pandemic. Over 80 million…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Administrator Samantha Power Meets with President Hakainde Hichilema, Youth Leaders and Cabinet Ministers in Lusaka, and Visits Good Nature Agro Company

USAID Announces Robust Targets to Advance President Biden’s PREPARE Climate Initiative

On the second day of her visit to Zambia, Administrator Power visited Good Nature Agro Company (GNA), one of Zambia's largest legume seed suppliers and exporters. The Administrator toured GNA’s seed warehouse and spoke with staff and food security experts about how private-sector partnerships support Zambia’s agriculture sector and help…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

United States provides US$9 million to WFP to help feed refugees in Tanzania

WFP Tanzania has faced significant funding shortfalls since 2020 when rations had to be reduced to 68 percent of the minimum required needs

Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$9 million in critical food assistance to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable people in Tanzania. This new contribution will allow USAID’s partner, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to provide life-saving food assistance…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP Welcomes G7's Fresh Commitment to Food Security Amid Unprecedented Global Food Crisis

WFP is encouraged by the G7 commitment to ensure that trade remains open for food, fuel, and fertilisers, all of which are critical for countries bearing the brunt of the crisis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes today’s announcement by G7 leaders meeting in Elmau, Germany, that they will provide an additional US$ 4.5 billion to protect the world’s most vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition. WFP stands ready to play its part in addressing this global crisis working…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

UN report: Reducing trade costs can help drive sustainable development

FAO’s State of Agricultural Commodity Markets examines ways to enhance the contribution of trade to food security, resilience and environmental goals

A robust and well-integrated global agrifood system can help all countries withstand unprecedented challenges, as evidenced during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 when global agrifood markets proved to be remarkably resilient. “We are committed to working together”, wrote QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…

Source: The Presidency: Republic of South Africa |

President Ramaphosa discusses Climate, Energy and Health at G7 Leaders’ Summit

He emphasised the need for a just transition that is well resourced to enable the move to a low carbon economy that is phased and planned

President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a successful visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, where he attended the G7 Leaders’ Summit, at the invitation of the German Chancellor H.E Mr Olaf Scholz. Together with leaders of G7 countries, invited Heads of State and Government from Argentina, India, Indonesia, as well…

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Gambia-Korea Partnership Seeks to Double Rice Production to Curb Food Insecurity

The rice variety, when successful in The Gambia, can double the country’s current rice production capacity

President Adama Barrow, Friday, 24th June 2022, received a delegation led by the Korean Ambassador to The Gambia, H.E. Kim Ji-Joon, at the State House in Banjul.  The team was in Banjul to announce the delivery of sample rice seeds to increase rice production in the country.  Ambassador Ji-Joon said…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Drought in the Horn of Africa: FAO appeals for $172 million to help avert famine and humanitarian catastrophe

Rapid Response and Mitigation Plan focuses on four epicentres: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

With the increasing risk of famine in the Horn of Africa due to severe and prolonged drought conditions, urgent life-saving and livelihood assistance is needed to avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today. As the peak of the crisis fast approaches,…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Cabo Verde faces spike in food insecurity as a result of drought, Covid-19 and the crisis in Ukraine

This represents a threat to the country’s hard-won gains in food security over recent years forcing the Government to declare a social and economic national emergency on 20 June

The number of people affected by food insecurity in Cabo Verde is set to spike with more than 46,000 women, men and children – almost 10 percent of the population - facing an acute deterioration in food security between June and August this year. This represents a threat to the…