Most of these technologies and practices are not new, but their application by hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers has been a major factor in creating impact at scale.
At over 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara is the world's largest desert if you exclude the icy wastes of the Arctic and Antarctica. Unfortunately I...
This Fall, the Sahel region has become a center of international attention with the United Nations calling its security situation "alarming" and deploying 12,600 peacekeepers to stabilize the region. This aid is desperately needed.
This year, hundreds of thousands of children lived because of this change in the global market. And because of UNICEF's volume purchasing, prices for therapeutic food dropped by nearly 10 percent -- math that equates to more children saved.
Having survived the harsh conditions of the desert and peacefully and coexisting alongside the local populations for centuries, the current political instability and its consequences is yet another stress to this elephant population, already at the limit of its endurance.
With a reputation for being charming, witty and funny in person, Rice is known for being candid and persuasive at the United Nations. She responded by email to interview questions posed by The InterDependent.
For now, France has achieved its objectives, at minimal costs and to general acclaim. But the crisis is not over. As it unfolds, France will find that it is unable to influence the course of events as decisively as it has in weeks past.
While foreigners are welcome in Algeria, they are made to understand that they are not only subject to the government's laws and its rules and regulations, but also to the state's broader objectives.
Tom Warth, the founder of Books For Africa, has done a lot of unusual things to promote charity and education. But nothing has been as important to him as his "African Book Walk: A Hike Across The Gambia to End Their Book Famine."
Despite the militant occupation in the north which bans the creation and enjoyment of music (even Tuareg music is banned in Tuareg land), and despite the widespread shortage of food and water, musicians will continue to sing.
Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, has appointed the former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi as special envoy to the Sahel region, which covers parts of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea.
More than 18 million people across West and Central Africa are facing a food crisis. This is a fact. 18 million people are hungry and, along with ai...
With all the talk of resilience, it seems difficult to imagine how such a poorly funded relief effort can meet the immediate needs of the people of the Sahel.
This blog was originally published by the World Food Programme. More than 15,000 mothers and children in the Sahel region of Africa will receive fort...
I think we can all agree that we would have done whatever was in our power to prevent the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Yet, today, three times as many people are at risk of famine in Africa than those who perished in both those disasters combined.
Issues like child labor, low school attendance, and sexual abuse -- all of which existed before the drought -- have been exacerbated by the current crisis.