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The 2018 Global Food Security Index provides a worldwide perspective on which countries are most and least vulnerable to food insecurity and how resource risks increase vulnerability.

World efforts to lower hunger to zero by 2030 are being negated by warfare and climate change, warn nutritionists.

A three-day pan African conference kicked off in Nairobi on Wednesday to explore new ways to boost climate resilience in a continent suffering from the negative impacts of rising atmospheric temper

Sustainable agricultural mechanization for food self-sufficiency in Africa, this is the new joint plan set up by the African Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the world has made gradual, long-term progress in reducing overall hunger, but this progress has been uneven. Areas of severe hunger and undernutrition stubbornly persist, reflecting human misery for millions.

As of now, the world is striving to prevent the temperature rise beyond 2 degrees Celsius, in accordance with the stated objective of the Paris Agreement of 2015.

Scaling up climate-smart agriculture in Africa is vital to ending hunger and boosting shared prosperity on the continent. The Africa Climate Business Plan (ACBP) launched at the twenty-first Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris is an important step toward addressing the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change.

Evaluations of social protection interventions across Africa often register significant success in improving household food security indicators, but little or no improvement in individual nutritional outcomes. One reason is under-coverage of poor people; another is the low value of social transfers.

The frequency, duration, and magnitude of extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and  variation in rainfall onset and cessation periods will continue to increase. Such stress may result in  significant shifts in the functioning of ecosystems. As climate change affects the capacity of ecosystems  to mitigate the effects of extreme event

This pocketbook presents, at a glance, selected key indicators on agriculture and food security, and is meant to serve as an easy-to- access and quick reference for all stakeholders and partners involved in policy formulation or decision making processes.

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