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Africa Food Crisis

What Are Villagers Eating To Survive This Hunger Season?

Denise Brown | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Denise Brown

The reason for my travel to this remote location of just a few hundred people is simple: As the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Niger Country Director, I am on my way to Touqfine to find out exactly what the villagers are eating this hunger season to survive.

Sahel Food Crisis: Eat Seeds To Survive Or Plant To Harvest?

Shayla R. Price | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Currently, more than 18 million people in the Sahel region of West Africa are facing a food crisis. Food supplies are nearly nonexistent. Prices for food are rising drastically. Women and children are faced with the harsh reality of hunger.

The Faces Of The Food Crisis, Up Close

Rodrigo Ordonez | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Rodrigo Ordonez

In the last few weeks, as a regional communications manager for the humanitarian organization CARE, I have talked to families in several regions of Niger. Despite the variety of personal circumstances, certain elements appear often in people's stories.

Rooting For The Survival Of A 2-Year-Old Boy

World Vision | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
World Vision

The moment that brought us all to laughs, clapping, and even near to tears came from one little wail from a tiny two-year-old. Moments before, he was all but motionless in his mother's arms, only reacting with shrieks as the nurse at the child nutrition clinic tried to weigh him.

A New Commitment To Food Security From G8, But Empty Promises Remain

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Among so many world leaders and high-level representatives from civil society and academia, I felt a sense of critical mass beginning to form in the fight to end global hunger.

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Nothing New About Ignoring Africa's Farmers

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Eric Holt Gimenez

Neither governments nor global corporations bothered to consult with those who have the biggest stake in rebuilding agriculture in Africa: the farmers.

Food: America's 21st Century Manifest Destiny?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Food offers this nation the opportunity not only to reconnect once again with its agricultural roots, but to assume a role of visionary leadership.

Mozambique Looks To Hybrid Seeds To Help Food Crisis

AP | By DONNA BRYSON | Posted 07.23.2011 | Food

CATANDICA, Mozambique -- Peter Waziweyi is bouncing around the lush countryside of Mozambique in his 30-year-old truck, visiting his customers' maize ...

Sub Saharan Africa: Raising Its Profile on Global Food Security Issues -- Part One

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Africa should be one of the leading regions in shaping global food security policies and feeding the future instead of others shaping it for Africa.

Deceptively Green - But the Food Crisis in Niger Is Worsening

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

The greening of Niger only masks the food crisis which is now at its peak, affecting more than seven million people, about half the population.