MBUJI-MAYI, RD Congo, 1 nov (IPS) – «Dans 50 jours, je vais récolter mon maïs sur un hectare…, mais je me demande comment acheminer cela à Mbuji-Mayi, où j’espère gagner de l’argent», s’interroge Muad Kalend, une cultivatrice du village de Wikong, dans le centre de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Continue reading
OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 5 2012 (IPS) – Despite an abundance of rain, promising good harvests for the current growing season, small-scale farmers and non-governmental organisations are calling for support to smallholders to be maintained with a view to eradicating food insecurity in Africa’s Sahel region.
At the start of October, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Program and UNICEF conducted a planning mission in Dolow, in Somalia’s southern Gedo region. The mission, which included meeting implementing partners and communities, is one of the many steps toward implementing the three UN agencies’ joint strategy to build resilience in Somalia, explains Elena Pasquini Continue reading
Speaking at a meeting on UNCATD’s contribution to the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs this September, Arjun Karki, LDC Watch International Coordinator presented the NGO perspective Continue reading
In Malawi, the economy is mainly reliant on agriculture with up to 65 percent of the country’s 14.1 million population solely depending on the land for their livelihoods. Farmers are using modern equipment to increase yields, and follow the strictures of the Rio + 20 meeting. Continue reading
Coordinated international action is urgently needed to prevent rising food prices from hurting tens of millions of people over the coming months, the heads of the three United Nations food and agricultural agencies said in a joint statement today. Continue reading
This report, written by Dr. Anita Spring and Dr. Robert Rolfe of the University of South Carolina, provides a comprehensive examination of Sub-Saharan Africa business conditions. It tracks social, political, and economic trends both for the entire region and its largest markets individually. Continue reading