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14 Feb 2017 description
report Greenpeace

Since October, a severe drought, influenced by the effects of climate change and La Niña, has ravaged East and Horn of Africa. Over 11 million people have been affected while pasture livestock are dying off by the thousands. It is clear that urgent, life-saving measures need to be taken.

28 Feb 2015 description
report Greenpeace

Summary

Faced with widespread hunger and the need to increase farm production to feed a growing population, many governments in Africa and elsewhere are spending vast amounts of money on getting chemical fertilisers and pesticides to farmers. Furthermore donors like the US and Britain, as well as private philanthropies like the Gates Foundation, are also pushing for increased use of chemicals as the solution to raising farm productivity in Africa.