From a Land of Famine to a Shining Star

It is now three decades since Ethiopia experienced the infamous famine that cost the lives of more than a million people. The tragedy prompted the BBC's Michael Buerk to describe it as "a biblical famine in the 20th century" and "the closest thing to hell on Earth". more»

The Hungriest Country in the World? A Review of the Indicators

The level of hunger in Burundi is "extremely alarming" according to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In this light, it might seem surprising that the government recently withdrew BIF 900 million from the agricultural sector. more»

How Cassava Could Boost Food Security

AS the World Food Day is just concluded, the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFCN) has published a cassava recipes book in its bid to boost food security, incomes of farmers and small-scale processors and increase employment opportunities for large numbers of people in rural and urban areas in East and Southern Africa countries. more»

UN Agencies Launch New Joint Initiative Targeting Elimination of Global Food Waste

The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said today as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of "food loss." more»

Ethiopia to Host Third International Ethiopian Coffee Conference

The Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association (ECEA) is to host the third International Ethiopian Coffee Conference from 6-8 November. more»

Govt Reduces Cost of Importing Food By U.S.$2 Billion

Through heavy investment in agriculture, the Federal Government has now reduced the cost of importing food items into the country by $2 billion, the Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, said in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital. more»

Green Revolution in Africa - How to Make Banks Listen to Farmers, By World Bank Chief

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) recently released its annual African Agriculture Status Report which focused on climate change and climate-smart agriculture at the 2104 African Green Revolution Forum held in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. more»

Food Security Key to HIV Fight

Food security or access to at least one balanced meal a day for HIV-positive Namibians is one of the critical aspects that need to be addressed by government and the private sector to ensure that antiretroviral drugs administered to such people serve their purpose. more»

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