Tag: Food insecurity

#AGRF2020: Gilbert Hougbo on how to solve financing challenges in Africa’s agriculture sector

Food insecurity, climate change, and the need to refinance the continent's agriculture sector are some of the major challenges faced but where will this money come from? CNBC Africa spoke to the President of the International Fund for Agriculture Development and former prime minister of Togo, Gilbert Hougbo for more.

Sweetgains: How climate-resilient sweet potato can help secure Africa’s food security

Malnutrition and food insecurity are on worrying levels in Africa and experts believe improved sweet potato varieties could help reverse this. Dr. Hugo Campos, Project Manager for Sweetgains joins CNBC Africa for more.

How open data can boost agricultural productivity, improve food security in Africa

Agriculture in Africa is largely underdeveloped and this leads to food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition. But experts believe open data could be one the solutions that can overhaul the sector. Andre Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) joins CNBC Africa for more.

UN food agency says record 45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.

This project in Africa promotes edible insects, here’s why

There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in sub-Saharan Africa. But the development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its many potential benefits.

What is causing Zimbabwe’s food security and humanitarian crisis ?

A standard narrative has been that Zimbabwe has turned from “food basket” to “basket case” as 5.5 million people are estimated to be at risk of hunger.

World Bank’s Hafez Ghanen on how to make agriculture profitable in Africa

Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) saw leaders and scientists from across the continent coming together to discuss on how to reduce food insecurity in Africa. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to Hafez Ghanen, vice President of World Bank Africa (WBA) for more.

IBM research unveil platform to improve access to safe water in Kenya

With arid and Semi-Arid lands covering 84 per cent of Kenya’s land area, over 40 per cent of the country’s population rely on unimproved water sources resulting into chronic food insecurity and high malnutrition rates. IBM research unveiled a water management service platform to improve access to safe water in the remote northern regions of the country and promote resilient livelihoods. Dr. Solomon Assefa, Vice President, IBM Research joins CNBC Africa for more.