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SOA-Mitsinjo gets young farmers involved in agroecological practices

The activity contributes to the Government of Madagascar’s goal of reaching at least 40,000 hectares of reforestation per year. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Technical and field trainings on resilient agriculture, water management and soil fertility management by Syndicate des Organisations Agricoles (SOA)-Mitsinjo has resulted in young farmers from Analamanga region of central Madagascar getting involved in reforestation and agroecological practice more than ever before

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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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