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Africa: We Can End Global Hunger

For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding has made the fulfilment of this ambition possible.

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Rice: Africa’s Ticket Out of Poverty

Cotonou – Africa is eating more rice than other food staples, though it produces less than it needs. This is good news for the cereal’s potential to help Sub Saharan Africa out of poverty according to researchers.

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Feeding the planet, energy for life

Will we be able to provide healthy and sustainable food to a growing population? An introduction to the theme of Expo 2015

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Grain, Fish, Money

Africa is a rich continent. Some of those riches – especially oil, gas and minerals – have driven rapid economic growth over the past decade. The ultimate measure of progress, however, is the wellbeing of people – and Africa’s recent growth has not done nearly as much as it should to reduce poverty and hunger, or improve health and education.

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Humanitarian Funding Urgently Needed for the Central African Republic

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has said that the Central African Republic (CAR) is facing a dire humanitarian situation which the WFP is ill-equipped to deal with. With only 32% of the funds it needs, the WFP says it “will be unable to scale-up ahead of the planting and rainy seasons, or to respond in newly secured areas.”

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African nutrition experts seek home-grown solutions

Mutare – African nutrition researchers and policymakers are calling for African-led indigenous knowledge and community-based approaches to solve major malnutrition problems and hunger haunting millions of people on the continent, a new study shows.

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