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23 Oct 2018 description
report The Guardian

Study suggests biopesticides should be trialled to control plague of caterpillars that’s destroying crops across the continent

Experts have identified safer, effective pesticides they believe can control a plague of caterpillars that is devastating crops across Africa.

12 Feb 2017 description
report The Guardian

Campaigners say tens of millions in urgent need in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia are in hands of an overwhelmed, outdated humanitarian network

Karen McVeigh and Ben Quinn

Famine is looming in four different countries, threatening unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis that is already stretching the aid and humanitarian system like never before, experts and insiders warn.

30 Dec 2015 description
report The Guardian

Aid agencies call for urgent action as failed harvests, stunted crops and soaring prices trigger widespread food shortages in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia

Aid agencies have warned that tens of millions of people in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia face severe hunger in the next six months following failed harvests, stunted crops and soaring prices of staple foods.

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25 Mar 2014 description
report The Guardian

Researchers collaborate with health officials to plan vaccination campaigns after discovering how to predict seasonal outbreaks.

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19 Jul 2012 description
report The Guardian

For the first time it is possible to see which companies benefit from aid contracts and which countries are the main recipients

By Felicity Lawrence and Claire Provost

As the food crisis in the Sahel countries of west Africa deepens and the anniversary of the famine in the Horn of Africa falls, the debate about how best to deliver food aid to the world's hungry has intensified.

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12 Jun 2012 description
report The Guardian

Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

Africa heads for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign firms, threatening environmental disaster

By Mark Tran

Millions of people will lose access to traditional sources of water because of "land grabs" in Africa, according to a report on Monday that looks behind the scramble for farmland in Africa.

21 Nov 2011 description
report The Guardian

Pascal Lamy

Increasing agricultural productivity in Africa and removing trade restrictions are our best hope for feeding the planet

If we are to succeed in alleviating poverty and providing the necessary framework for sustainable development on our planet, there is no more pressing need than ensuring the supply of affordable food for our people. Not only have we failed to adequately address the issue of food security, but the situation threatens to take a turn for the worse in the near future.

07 Oct 2011 description
report The Guardian

Adolescent girls and women are fundamental to unlocking the full potential of agricultural development and feeding the world, according to Chicago thinktank

Mark Tran

In a dusty field in Kitui, eastern Kenya, farmers are being taught how to construct small, semi-circular barriers of earth that control the flow of water, slowing its run-off.

31 Aug 2011 description
report The Guardian

by Damian Carrington

It is a graphic demonstration of the sickening, symbiotic relationship between hunger and conflict and highlights food supply problems from Somalia to India to Spain

A new map of food security risk around the world is, in some ways, depressingly familiar. Sub-saharan Africa leaps out as the place where the most people fear for their next meal, while the rich world has more to fear from obesity. But there's plenty of salutary reminders and fascinating detail, like India's food problems and the vulnerability of Spain.