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1.4 Million at Risk of Starvation Following Failed Short Rains

1.4 Million at Risk of Starvation Following Failed Short Rains

At least 1.4 million people are facing acute hunger in Kenya, double the number reported in 2020, a report by the government and the United Nations has warned. The assessment carried out by the Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG), county steering groups and the United Nations states that at least 238,000 people are in […]

Food Insecurity In Africa

Food Insecurity In Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been disrupted, and incomes have been lost. But a far more devastating welfare consequence of the pandemic could be reduced access to food. A potential rise in food insecurity is a key policy point for many countries. The World […]

Sex Is Used As Bait To Get Men To Farm

Sex Is Used As Bait To Get Men To Farm

 A group of women in Abok Sub-county, Oyam District, have agreed to use sex as a bait to extract productive labour from lazy men in order to boost agricultural production. Ms Helen Odur, the women’s farmer group chairperson in Abok Sub-county, Oyam District, said mid-April that lazy men would be denied sex to draw them […]

Women Encouraged To Boost Agricultural Production

Women Encouraged To Boost Agricultural Production

Women living in rural communities in the southern Cunene Province were encouraged to invest in agriculture to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region. The appeal was made by the provincial governor, Kundi Paihama, who was speaking at the closing ceremony of the second provincial forum of rural women, in the commune of Xangongo, […]

World Food Day – Zero Hunger

World Food Day – Zero Hunger

October 16 is observed as the World Food Day in honour of the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1945. The theme for this year is “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”. Check out some stats on WFD: 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million […]

Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana has recorded its biggest cocoa harvest in six years, according to two people familiar with the matter, after favorable weather conditions boosted output in the world’s second-biggest grower. Graded and sealed deliveries since the beginning of the season in October reached 909,493 metric tons by July 27, said the people, who asked not to […]

Tanzania: Women, Youth Told To Own Land As Collateral

Tanzania: Women, Youth Told To Own Land As Collateral

WOMEN and youths have been encouraged to own land that they may use as collateral when applying for business loans from financial institutions such as banks in the country. The call was made by a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Administration and Local Government Affairs, Ms Halima Mohamed, Unguja Special Seat MP when the […]

From The Office To The Farm

From The Office To The Farm

The Kaduru’s grow passion fruits in Fort Portal as a business and as means to boost women and girls incomes Rebecca Kaduru and her husband grows passion fruits on their farm in Fort Portal as a business and as means to boost women and girls incomes. Rebecca Kaduru thought she had found success in the […]

Nigeria’s Recession Deepens In Q3, Oil Output Falls

Nigeria’s Recession Deepens In Q3, Oil Output Falls

  Nigeria’s recession deepened in the third quarter and oil production fell, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday, as a dollar shortage kept Africa’s biggest economy in a stranglehold. Gross domestic product contracted by 2.24 percent year-on-year, the NBS said. That was even worse than the 2.06 decline in the second quarter, […]

Zimbabwe: Chombo Loses Bid To Evict Ex-Wife From Farm

Zimbabwe: Chombo Loses Bid To Evict Ex-Wife From Farm

HOME Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo has lost his bid to elbow out his ex-wife Ms Marian Mhloyi from Allan Grange Farm in Raffingora before her appeal on their divorce settlement after the High Court found no merit in his application. Minister Chombo, who successfully divorced his wife in 2012 through a consent order, was now […]

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