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Seed scheme offers kernel of hope for Central African Republic

July 11th, 2016 / The Guardian, UK

Three years of conflict have severely affected food production in Central African Republic, leaving 2.5 million people – more than half the population – in need of aid. Recognising that about 80% of the country’s people rely on agriculture, the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation are …

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe declares drought disaster

February 6th, 2016 / BBC, UK

The United Nations World Food Programme has said some 14 million people face hunger in southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon. South Africa, Namibia and Botswana have also been badly hit. Read …