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20 Jul 2018 description

Simon Koenig

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) promises to increase resilience to climate change, enhance productivity and profitability and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To achieve large-scale transition from traditional agricultural practices to CSA, a mentality shift by businesses and individuals, as well as accelerated mobilization of private capital will be essential. The public sector has the power to shape the enabling environment to appropriately incentivize scaled-up investment in CSA.

20 Jul 2018 description
report Trócaire

Garry Walsh

July 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of Trócaire's emergency appeal in response to the crisis in East Africa. Trócaire has been able to respond to the crisis providing water, food and funds to 75,000 people.

July 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of Trócaire's emergency appeal in response to the crisis in East Africa.

This appeal responded to the threat of famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. A combination of drought and conflict left almost 25 million people facing severe food shortages.

19 Jul 2018 description

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project / Esther Ngumbi

This post was co-authored with Esther Ngumbi.

19 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018

• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.

19 Jul 2018 description
report World Vision

Project Alimao agri-nutrition project

Sector Water, Resilience, and Livelihoods

Timeframe 2015-2020

Beneficiaries 800 people

Location Wajir County

Donor USAID

Goal Building resilience of communities in the arid areas of Kenya

Context

19 Jul 2018 description

We develop, test and implement the research methodology to evaluate household water filters for use in an emergency context. Our goal is to understand users' and implementers' experience and preferences regarding operation and maintenance of products, and evaluate technical performance in the field. Feedback we provide to the manufacturers will enable optimization and further development of the products. 420 filters of five types are evaluated in Occupied Palestinian Territories, Somalia and Kenya.

18 Jul 2018 description

Mënschen hëllefen : agir au profit des plus vulnérables

18.07.2018

La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise a dévoilé son rapport d’activité 2017. Au-delà du bilan de l’année passée, cette présentation a été l’occasion de revenir sur des événements marquants et de tracer des perspectives sur les actions en cours.

18 Jul 2018 description

Humanitarian assistance and improved seasonal performance mitigate a deterioration in food security

KEY MESSAGES

16 Jul 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2019

13 Jul 2018 description

According to Worldometers, Kenya’s total population is currently estimated to be 50.9 million with the median age being a young 19.2 years. The 2009 national census found that out of a population of approximately 38 million people, youth (15-35 years) and children (0-14 years) constitute 78% of the total country population. This youth bulge creates a unique set of development challenges, chief among them is how to address an overall unemployment rate that stands at approximately 40%, with 64% of the country’s unemployed being youths.

06 Jul 2018 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.

06 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

3 Million People displaced in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia by drought conditions

13.1 Million Food insecure people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

16 Million People affected by drought in the region

1 Million People affected by floods

Heavy rains and flooding have continued to compound an already fragile humanitarian situation and worsening conditions for communities who recently endured a long period of drought.

04 Jul 2018 description

There’s evidence that the intensity and frequency of climate-driven natural disasters and conflicts is increasing. Natural disasters now occur nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on peoples’ livelihoods and lives has similarly grown. In some of the worst-hit places, it can seem unrelenting. One drought will follow another, every time stripping away at the limited assets of poor and vulnerable people, robbing them of their self-reliance and wounding their humanity and dignity.

02 Jul 2018 description

1 Introduction

A total of 22 participants from Government, various donor agencies, INGOs and the Red Cross movement (annex) attended this half day learning event to reflect on the use of cash in the drought response in Kenya in 2017/18 and consider how cash coordination might be strengthened in future.
This short report brings together the thoughts and reflections from the meeting.

30 Jun 2018 description

Record-high rains continue to drive improvements but localized floods strain livelihoods

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region.

30 Jun 2018 description

Maize and beans are the most important commodities consumed, with maize availability considered synonymous with food security. Beans are very often consumed with maize. The Nairobi market is indicative for urban consumers. Eldoret is a producing area and located in the “grain basket zone.” Kisumu is a large market located in a deficit area with marginal agricultural productivity. Kitui is prone to droughts and is a marginal producing area.

29 Jun 2018 description

Parents can now receive up to 300 cows in bride price, up from about 30 cows during peacetime

By Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child marriage is increasing in parts of war-torn South Sudan and drought-hit Kenya as parents swap their daughters for cows and goats to survive, campaigners said on Wednesday.