Empowering smallholder farmers to reduce post-harvest loss
Description: Post-harvest food loss is a major contributor to hunger and under nutrition affecting farming families across Africa. Farmers who chose to participate in WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative have seen a drastic reduction in grain losses (from 40% to less than 2%), a tripling of incomes, and availability of food throughout the lean season. Simple, airtight technology paired with effective training has an immediate impact on farmers and their families, moving many from subsistence farming to surplus, where they become active market participants. There is also an impact on family health, as airtight storage and improved crop handling reduces the presence of aflatoxin moulds, one of the leading causes of cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, smallholder farmers across Africa have a choice for a better future.
27 Apr 2017
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Description: In areas of Guatemala which are chronically affected by droughts, IFAD-supported irrigation schemes and practices make farmland four times more productive.
25 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017
Description: New leadership in Somalia provides hope despite great security and humanitarian challenges says Michael Keating, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, who spoke to UN News shortly after briefing the Security Council.
23 Mar 2017
Description: “My child has not eaten since the morning. Now she is weak and I can feel it. I am nervous. It is better for me to be hungry than my child,” a mother explains. We are giving life-saving support to her daughter in Aweil State, where women and children are facing a severe hunger crisis.
“The situation is extremely bad and if we don’t do enough to mitigate the situation, we will go to the catastrophe phase,” UNICEF’s Nutrition Officer Judy tells us. Together with partners we’re working very hard to mitigate the situation and to be there for every child. We’re aiming to reach over 200,000 severely malnourished children with life-saving treatment in 2017.
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23 Mar 2017
Description: The UN chief António Guterres stressed today that ‘credible mechanisms for accountability are a must’ for atrocities in South Sudan, outlining three immediate objectives to redeem the country ‘from the abyss’ and widening famine.
23 Mar 2017
Description: Donate NOW to help hundreds of thousands of children across East Africa: http://save.tc/Z5n230ac3TX
In Somalia, 50,000 children are already at risk of death. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. And across Kenya and Ethiopia, hundreds of thousands of children are dangerously malnourished.
But with your help, we can still prevent a catastrophe.
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23 Mar 2017
Description: East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis. Millions of families are facing starvation because of droughts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Famine has been declared in parts of conflict-stricken South Sudan.
Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.
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23 Mar 2017
Description: We bring you the latest news from hospitals and treatment centres on the ground in Somalia.
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20 Mar 2017
Description: Last year, when a devastating drought struck Ethiopia, EU and World Food Programme (WFP) assistance helped keep millions of people from hunger. Follow Tsion's story about rebuilding lives then and how we need to continue the fight against hunger with a new drought hitting parts of the country again.
#WhatFoodMeans is a new campaign which makes people in Europe aware of how the European Union has enabled the World Food Programme to defeat hunger at a critical time for Ethiopia. It showcases how the right partnerships and interventions can achieve more than saving lives: EU assistance ensures Ethiopian families and refugees living in the country, have access to adequate and nutritious food to keep going. EU assistance also prevents smallholding farmers and pastoralists (nomadic livestock herders) from selling their livestock or losing their income.
Drought is affecting new parts of Ethiopia again this year, putting over 5 million people in need of urgent food assistance. Through Tsion's personal experience, find out how, by working together, lives can be saved.
Video by Project Everyone/WFP/EU
03 Mar 2017
Description: Somalia is currently facing a severe drought that has affected millions. This drought has led to the death of sheep and goats owned by pastoralists in the country, which in turn has caused an acute food insecurity.
01 Mar 2017
Description: Our work in Early Childhood Development centres in Turkana is a sign of hope amid difficult times. #KenyaCloseUp
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08 Feb 2017