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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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Food and nutrition in Africa: a long road ahead

In Johannesberg, IPS interviewed Dr.Bernadette Lahai, a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Minority Leader of Parliament, on the the Pan African Parliament Food and Nutrition Security Agenda. She is the leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party in the House of Parliament. She is also the Vice President of the Pan African Parliament.

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Lack of data hampers Africa’s fight against malnutrition

NAIROBI – Lack of data on nutrition is a major challenge to the fight against malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa, an expert says.

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African Leaders Make an Economic Case for Increased Nutrition Investments

LUSAKA – Africa’s contribution to global malnutrition statistics is miserably high, with 58 million children under the age of five said to be too short for their age, while 13.9 million weigh too little for their height.

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Progress Against Undernutrition, But Uneven

At the end of 2014, an estimated 795 million people – one in nine people worldwide – were estimated to be chronically hungry. All but 15 million of the world’s hungry live in developing countries, i.e., 780 million are in developing countries, where the share of the hungry has declined by less than half – from 23.4 per cent in 1991 to 12.9 per cent.

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When abundance of food does not reduce malnutrition

From a relatively dry Kampala to an evergreen western Uganda, the journey to Mbarara, Kabale and Kisoro during the rains of early June was slippery yet satisfying.

Travelling through the hills of Mbarara where matooke grows in abundance to those of Kisoro where irish potatoes are grown in many homesteads, one wonders why there are stories of malnutrition.

People in these areas should not, under normal circumstances, be suffering from malnutrition.

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