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Rampant bushfire incidents being recorded in many parts of the Eastern Region threaten food security. The bushfires have devastated hundreds of hectares of farmlands with tons of food and cash crops such as cassava, yam, plantain, pear, cocoyam and cocoa destroyed. On February 17, 2020, for instance, a 45 year old farmer-Kofi Osei and her […]

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Traduction en anglais: Written by Charlotte Hourdin and Matthew Capuano Rizzo Blurb: As part of Sciences Po Environment’s actions supporting  sustainability and ahead of the European-wide mobilization in April, the Reims branch is organizing a week centered on food. Organic, local, zero waste, and vegan products, there will be something for everyone! SPE Reims presents […]

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By 2050, the current global population of approximately 7.3 million people is set to soar to around nine billion. The world’s biggest dilemma? How to feed this escalating populace. According to Citibank’s 2018 report titled “Feeding the Future: How Innovation and Shifting Consumer Preferences Can Help Feed a Growing Planet”, traditional agriculture currently uses 70 […]

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Joint director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Johan Rockstrom talks during the “Fridays for Future” demonstration in Berlin. Image: AFP/Axel Schmidt Sweden has created two $1 million prizes for solutions to feed billions of people, as climate change threatens the world’s food supply and a growing population requires sustainable food systems, organizers […]

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THE United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) nutrition and resilience interventions have contributed significantly to household food sufficiency at a grassroots level in rural Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa To date, USAIDS has assisted more than 350,000 Zimbabwean small holder farmers to increase their yields, incomes, food security and self-reliance. Speaking at the USAID roundtable […]

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The recent locust swarms affecting Kenya reflect the worrying outcomes of climate change and pose a serious threat to our food security. Food security is a central component of the Big Four Agenda, which is one of the main development programmes that President Uhuru Kenyatta committed to during the beginning of his second term. This […]

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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of says his administration is committed to fully embracing mechanised to ensure food security in the state. Obaseki said this while taking delivery of farm implements provided under the state’s Agrepreneur Programme, at the Agricultural Development Programme office in on Wednesday. He said that his administration had taken steps to make the […]

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The Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) is probably the most revered institution in the agriculture sector in Malawi among the smallholder farmers. They see it as the only hope for them to fairy participate in the agriculture marketing processes, TAMANI NKHONO-MVULA writes: Admarc has been a perpetual loss-making institution From its inception, Admarc has […]

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