Mixed Picture for Lesotho's Food Security

After battling successive seasons of flooding, drought and crop parasites, smallscale farmers are seeing some improvement in crop yields.
  • Lesotho:   Mixed Picture for Food Security

    UNIRIN, 25 March 2013

    It's a chilly autumn morning and Ntja Mphale, 62, and his wife, Malehlohonolo, are hoeing a dew-covered field just outside their village of Machache, 43km from Lesotho's capital,… Read more »

Women collect water from a communal tap in the village of Ha Rantismane in Lesotho’s mountainous Thaba-Tseka District.

  • Lesotho:   Taking Care of the Hungry, Lonely and Elderly

    IFRC, 7 March 2013

    Ask Red Cross volunteer Malikhang Matsoakeletse what troubles Lesotho's foothill villages and she will take you to her clients: the hungry and lonely elderly, the struggling… Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   UN to Provide Food Relief to 3.5 Million

    UN News, 30 November 2012

    The United Nations food relief agency today announced it is scaling up its efforts to assist more than 3.5 million people in drought-hit areas of southern Africa, particularly in… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Hunger Emergency Escalates

    ThinkAfricaPress, 21 September 2012

    A poor rainy season has led to a dramatic increase in the proportion of Lesotho's population needing humanitarian assistance. Read more »

  • Lesotho:   UN Seeks Aid for Food Crisis

    UN News, 28 September 2012

    The United Nations today appealed for $38.5 million to help 725,000 people - a third of the population - in the small African country of Lesotho who are affected by a food crisis. Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Major Decline in Crop Production Predicted

    UNIRIN, 26 June 2012

    Initial estimates of the damage to Lesotho's already ailing agricultural sector - caused by a year of too much rain followed by a year of too little - suggest that an unprecedented… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   A Slow Descent Into Starvation

    Daily Maverick, 28 June 2012

    The relative prestige of South Africa has led, slowly, to a numbing against issues of food insecurity. Sure, the United Nations says almost one billion people go to bed each night… Read more »

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