World Food Day 2021: Choosing to be a Food Hero

World Food Day on October 16th is focused on raising awareness about hunger, malnutrition, sustainability and food production. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has chosen the theme of “Celebrating Food Heroes” for 2021 in which all of us can be #FoodHeroes...

What hampers farm mechanisation in Africa?

Agricultural transformation is imperative for growth and poverty reduction in Africa. Yet progress has been elusive. The region is a net food importer despite the fact that agriculture accounts for 60% of employment. Main food crop yields are estimated at about half...

Over 30 million people ‘one step away from starvation’, UN warns

Acute hunger is likely to soar in more than 20 countries in the next few months, the UN has warned. Families in pockets of Yemen and South Sudan are already in the grip of starvation, according to a report on hunger hotspots published by the agency’s Food and...