Failed Rainy Season Leads to Food Insecurity in East Africa

Failed Rainy Season Worsens Hunger Situation in East Africa

By Irene Gaitirira Published July 15, 2017 Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in its Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) warns that the third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded

The risk of the Fall armyworm to food security in Africa must be recognised and tackled with a holistic integrated pest management programme

Africa Focuses on Defeating Crop-Destroying American Fall Armyworm

By Still Hardy Published May 18, 2017 Unless urgently tackled, a rapidly spreading pest from the Americas shall rob Africa of an estimated US$3 Billion-worth of maize over the coming year. The pest, known as the Fall armyworm, is reported to attack more than 80 different plant species, including maize on which more than 200 million

Dr Abbas Gullet, Kenya Red Cross' Secretary-General and IFRC’s Vice President

Impending Hunger Catastrophe Should Be Africa’s Last!

By Irene Gaitirira Published April 17, 2017 More than 18 million people in the Horn of Africa and in Nigeria are facing one of the worst hunger crises in recent history. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns that this humanitarian crisis will be repeated again and again unless concerted efforts

Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan

Improve Cassava Yield Through Planting High Quality Seed

By Khalifa Hemed Published April 10, 2017 Businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers in raising their productivity. Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan, said that though Africa’s most-populous country is the largest producer of cassava