Torrential rains and flooding across South Sudan have created the threat of “catastrophic” levels of hunger and left hundreds of thousands homeless, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.
Representatives from 144 countries are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, this week to ensure that future generations will have access to food and agricultural products that originate from plants.
A new strain of fungus is threatening one of the world’s most favourite fruits.
The so-called “fall armyworm” pest is a “new threat” to agriculture and the economy of Southern Africa which has already spread to seven countries since the beginning of the year.
Farmers battling drought in Ethiopia have “a small window of opportunity” this September to plant a last set of crops for the year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
A campaign to help around 50,000 subsistence-farming families in the Central African Republic (CAR) break out of their cycle of hunger has just got underway.
Drought and crop failure in some parts of the world, unseasonal rainfall and flooding in others: these are some of the conditions brought on by the current El Niño phenomenon.
With a population of more than 340 million—and growing—West Africa is home to a third of the African continent. But the region is struggling to feed its people.