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25 Oct 2011 description

CRS Spearheads a USAID-Sponsored Learning Initiative to Fight Hunger with Keyhole Garden Technology

Nairobi, Kenya, October 24, 2011 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will host a four day workshop “Home-Grown” Keyhole Gardens for Disaster Risk Reduction Learning Initiative in Lesotho from October 25-28, which aims to spread the knowledge of this simple program that can have significant impact on food insecurity and malnutrition.

08 Apr 2011 description

Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy with a population of 1.88 million. Under the constitution, the king is head of state but does not actively participate in political activities. The prime minister is head of government and has executive authority. In the 2007 election, the governing Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) party retained a majority of seats in the legislature; domestic and international observers characterized the election as free and peaceful.

07 May 2009 description
report Africa Action

Preliminary Analysis Shows U.S. Under-Funding AIDS Programs

Thursday, May 07, 2009 (Washington, DC) - This morning the President Obama released the detailed fiscal year 2010 budget information on U.S. bilateral AIDS programs and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. According to preliminary analysis by Africa Action, the U.S.

10 Apr 2008 description
report British Red Cross

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has launched a new five-year strategy to scale up food security programmes in 15 African countries.

The new plan, announced today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will invest in long-term food security projects to fight some of the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, assisting some 2.25 million people, or nearly half a million families.

The strategy will improve the capacities of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies …

29 Mar 2007 description

Drought conditions have resulted in crop failure across western parts of RSA's Maize Triangle, Lesotho and southern Zimbabwe, with crop stress in the eastern part of the Maize Triangle as well as central Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Drought conditions have developed in eastern Botswana and southern Mozambique as well.

Favorable growing conditions in northern Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola and Namibia have resulted from abundant rains. In Ethiopia, the Belg rains are off to a reasonable start.

1) Crop stress and crop failures in southeastern Africa.

30 Jun 2005 description

Latest WFP Training Handbook

WFP will launch its first-ever edition of the Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) Handbook in July. This "state-of-the-art" handbook is the result of a comprehensive effort by WFP and will provide staff with the essential tools and tips needed to respond to emergency situations. Use of the Handbook will also ensure transparency of the methods used, leading to more effective partnerships. In the past, many assessments have focused primarily on estimating food aid needs.

25 Feb 2004 description


CCA Guidance for Gulf of Guinea Rainfall in March-May 2004 at One Month Lead

05 Dec 2002 description
report Mercy Corps

In response to the catastrophic hunger crisis in Africa, the executives of the American humanitarian organizations engaged in food aid and the Executive Director of the United Nations' World Food Program have come together to act. Today, we launch a global campaign to assist more than 34 million people who face the very real risk of death by starvation. This crisis is compounded by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which is devastating the productive populations of many African countries.

05 Dec 2002 description
report Mercy Corps

More than 34 million at risk of starvation in Africa