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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across the Lake Chad Basin - about 800,000 - has soared since last year, and could spiral f

Egeland stressed that of this number, 450,000 were in Nigeria, 247,500 in Niger, 63,000 in Cameroon and 22,000 in Chad.He explained that 57 per cent of the funds needed to provide basic humanitaria

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and partners have agreed to fight food insecurity on the Continent under shared frameworks.

Although short rains are expected in a month’s time, the National Drought Management Authority says it will not be enough to end a looming shortage.

The head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Jose Graziano da Silva has warned that there is increasing hunger in Africa due to factors including prolonged drought, floods and conflicts.

As low-income countries develop, people’s diets change. They tend to move from being high in cereals (maize, rice, wheat), starchy staples (potato, cassava, plantain) and fibre, to more westernised patterns that are high in sugars, fats and animal-source foods. This has been termed the nutrition transition.

Africa's food market may be worth more than US$1 trillion each year by 2030, according to this latest report on the state of agriculture in Africa.

The African Development Bank, AfDB, plans to invest about $24 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the realisation of the food sufficiency agenda, its president, Akinwumi Adesina, said on T

Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Huang Ping places a stone at the site of a weir dam wall, officially handing over a productive asset to the community of Shauke in Zvishavane yesterday

UNITED Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has raised an alarm over funding deficit to feed 320,000 refugees in Kigoma, saying it needs 23.6 million US dollars (about 52bn/-) between now and Decemb

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