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Initiative to cut post-harvest grains losses launched

An initiative has been launched to promote the scale-up of innovative technologies for reducing post-harvest losses in Sub-Saharan Africa and help combat malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty.

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Kenya, Uganda facing severe food insecurity: FAO report

Kenya and Uganda are on a list of 29 African countries facing severe food insecurity. However, unlike other countries, the food insecurity situation in the two East African counties is localised. In other words, it is restricted to specific areas due to various factors including an influx of refugees, a concentration of internally displaced persons, or a combination of crop failure and acute poverty.

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SOS – Save Our Seed: The battle for African seed independence, food security and sovereignty

In order to address Africa’s poor agricultural productivity international players are intent on criminalising traditional seed saving practices. This thrust is directed by a triumvirate of corporate interests, actively assisted by first world governments and front organisations parading as non-governmental organisations.

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UN releases new annual hunger report: SOFI 2014

The three Rome-based UN food agencies – FAO, IFAD and the WFP – have published a new UN hunger report. The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) presents new estimates on the number and proportion of chronically undernourished people in the world and also reports on the progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.

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Opinion: Ebola crisis reversing development gains in Liberia

Monrovia – As the Ebola crisis continues to take a toll on people’s lives and livelihoods in West Africa, the focus is increasingly not just on the health aspects of the crisis, but also on its social and economic consequences.

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War-torn Somalia faces starvation

Somalia is staring at a fresh food crisis due to delayed rains, rising food prices and persistent conflict. 

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