Tag: food security

Africa hunger levels rising fastest in the world – UN

A new United Nations study has revealed that almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 up by 10 million from 2018, calling into question the goal to achieve zero hunger by 2030. The study has also predicted that Africa will be home to more than half of the world’s chronically hungry by that year. Food Systems Expert, Dr. Kirimi Sindi spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

How to ensure food security in Nigeria amid the COVID-19 crisis

Olam Nigeria says it plans to produce a total of 240,000 metric tons of rice in the new farming season. Olam's announcement comes amidst a farming season disrupted by Covid-19.

COVID-19: Is food security and nutrition a priority?

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being seen across almost all sectors and with various lockdowns, the agriculture supply, and value chains haven't been spared either. WWFP estimates more than 20 million people are food insecure in the region and might need some form of help but how big of an issue could they be facing in the future? Nathanial Peterson, VP Partnerships, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics joins CNBC Africa for more.

How Nigeria can ensure food security during the COVID-19 lock-down

As the COVID-19 lock-down in Nigeria progresses, we find out how best to ensure food security in the new normal. Akintunde Sawyerr, Founder of the Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers and Exporters Association of Nigeria (AFGEAN) joins CNBC Africa for this discussion.

Locust swarms threaten food security in East Africa

Countries in the East African region including Kenya are being ravaged by the biggest locust invasion in decades, posing a major threat to food security. CNBC Africa spoke to Founder of KwolCo, Nick Kwolek to learn more about this disaster.

This is what Nigeria must prioritise in order to grow its agricultural sector in 2020

In his New Year speech, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari stated that the revolution in the agricultural sector is already a reality in all corners of the country adding that new agreements with Russia and Morocco will fasten transformation in farming. So what areas should Nigeria prioritise to ensure food security this year? Kola Masha, Managing Director at Babban Gona joins CNBC Africa for more.

How much traction has Big 4 Agenda gained in developing Kenya four years on?

Just over 2 years ago, when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta began his second term in office, he released his development blueprint for Kenya, known as the Big 4 Agenda. The plan outlines 4 pillars of development: Food security, affordable housing, universal health care and manufacturing – but now with only about two and half more years to go, how much of the blueprint has the Government achieved and what comes next? Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.

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.