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Around 2.1 million Kenyans suffer acute food insecurity, says IRC

The President of Kenya had declared the drought as a national disaster in the beginning of September. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Poor rainfall and low crop production has driven 2.1 million Kenyans towards acute food insecurity for the next six months and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is concerned about the growing humanitarian needs

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World has resources to end hunger, says head of African Development Bank

Prioritising climate and financing will deliver food security in Africa on a greater scale. (Image source: Adobe Stock)African Development Bank (AfDB) president Dr Akinwumi A Adesina, while speaking at the United Nations Food Systems Summit, said the world has enough resources to achieve zero hunger

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Small-scale farmers need decent wages, says IFAD

Majority of rural people in developing countries like South Africa earn their incomes from agriculture. (Image source: IFAD)The president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has urged the world leaders attending the UN Food Systems Summit to take concrete actions to ensure small-scale farmers are paid decent wages

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Severe hunger due to drought in south-western Angola

High food prices and a locust infestation are compounding the effects of the drought. (Image source: Adobe Stock)An Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis that categorises food insecurity, has revealed that more than 1.3 million people in three provinces of Angola are facing severe hunger due to drought

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Financial institutions to speed up special agro-industrial processing zones in Africa

Participants agreed to work together under a cooperation framework for SAPZ implementation in Africa. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Representatives from development finance institutions, private developers of Special Economic Zones and other key players in Africa’s agri-business sector said that the African Development Bank’s Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) initiative can trigger a fundamental change in Africa’s economic transformation

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