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  • Kenya: UN wants upscaled effort in tackling Sahel food insecurity
    25 july 2014 14:47:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Nations Friday called on the international donor community to renew a commitment to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Sahel.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian govt. creates national council for nutrition
    16 july 2014 15:15:27
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian Government on Wednesday established a national council for nutrition (NCN), with a view to resolving the chronic malnutrition which has a prevalence rate of 30% and increases infant mortality in the country.Full text...

  • Mauritania: IDB funds food security project in Mauritania
    11 july 2014 08:55:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian Government Thursday approved a bill authorising the ratification of a US$17.05 million credit from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen capacity in the field of climate change food security, PANA reported from the Mauritanian capital. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO, Thomson Reuters Foundation to launch online food security information service
    09 july 2014 15:14:11
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information providers, is teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues, including food production, food security, food waste, agriculture, land use, and malnutrition.Full text...

  • Senegal: Malian President calls for action to save Niger River
    15 june 2014 14:37:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on Sunday called on the international community to save the river Niger from the harmful effects of the creeping Sahara desert, warning that this vital source of water may disappear. Full text...

  • Benin: Rome to host international nutrition conference in November
    14 june 2014 21:33:29
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The second international nutrition conference will be held 19-21 Nov. in Rome, Italy, according to a joint statement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • Italy: FAO, WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition
    12 june 2014 15:40:44
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to ensure healthier diets for all, the heads of FAO and WHO said Thursday.Full text...

  • Benin: UNICEF alerts on severe child malnutrition in north-east Benin
    01 june 2014 11:32:30
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The UNICEF resident representative in Benin, Dr. Anne Vincent, has alerted on severe child malnutrition in Alibori, north-eastern Benin, according to a statement issued here Saturday. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO urges global commitment to tackle world’s nutrition challenges
    22 may 2014 14:16:18
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, on Wednesday called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in South Sudan
    23 april 2014 13:54:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the surging violence in South Sudan is exacerbating an already "very dangerous" malnutrition crisis in the country. Full text...

  • Niger: Humanitarian situation needs urgent funding
    05 april 2014 17:26:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The UN's Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Robert Piper, has warned that the humanitarian situation in Niger needs urgent funding to allow humanitarian organisations to continue saving lives. Full text...

  • Italy/FAO: New support to tackle dire food security situation in South Sudan
    31 march 2014 10:36:05
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Government of the United Kingdom has released US$13.7 million in emergency funding to the UN Food and Agriculture Oorganization (FAO) to help conflict-affected families in South Sudan restore their agriculture-based livelihoods and stave off an increasingly alarming food security situation.Full text...

  • Italy: Conflict, migration worsening food security in the Near East
    27 february 2014 14:00:43
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The worsening food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region is facing in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but also by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here Thursday.Full text...

  • Kenya: North Africa, Near East agriculture chiefs discuss water scarcity
    20 february 2014 16:29:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said. Full text...

  • Tanzania: US govt supports campaign against childhood malnutrition
    19 february 2014 11:34:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As part of its global hunger and food security initiative, the US government Wednesday launched a three-week micro-nutrient powder campaign in three regions of Tanzania to help combat childhood malnutrition. Full text...

  • Niger: EU to help Niger to achieve food security
    14 february 2014 11:33:32
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The European Union (EU) says it will help Niger in its efforts toward food security, with a particular focus on the need to improve the efficiency of aid by concentrating on vulnerable people. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanians want land leased to Saudi society cancelled
    02 february 2014 16:39:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanians living in Boghe, 300 kilometres south-west of the capital, Nouakchott, have asked their government to cancel the rural land concession granted to a Saudi society, Al-Rajihi, in the form of a lease, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Experts warn against "hidden hunger" in sub-Saharan Africa
    31 january 2014 08:15:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A new form of "hidden hunger" may break out in the short or medium term across several countries in sub-Sahara Africa if no appropriate action is taken, agriculture experts have warned. Full text...

  • Senegal gets US$ 42 million to improve health and nutrition
    20 december 2013 16:44:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The World Bank has offered Senegal US$42 million to enable the West African country fund its health and nutrition services, needed mostly by thousands of women and children, PANA learnt here from official sources. Full text...

  • Child malnutrition worsening in Cameroon
    19 december 2013 10:02:26
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - The rate of child malnutrition in Cameroon rose from 24 to 33 per cent between 1991 and 2011. Full text...

  • Gambia signs MOU to fight malnutrition
    03 december 2013 20:57:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Banjul Office of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Gambian National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and Ministry of Health have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at combating malnutrition in The Gambia, the Voice newspaper reported on Tuesday.Full text...

  • WHO issues new guidance for treating children with severe acute malnutrition
    27 november 2013 10:03:38
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million under-five children worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition. Full text...

  • Kenyan farmers, fish bodies seal deal to safeguard food security
    20 november 2013 14:14:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Believing that fishing and agriculture work together to achieve food security and promote rural development, two key global agriculture and food organisations have sealed a deal aimed at safeguarding global food security. Full text...

  • FAO, WHO seek to improve nutrition globally
    13 november 2013 23:01:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says food systems will need to change significantly to tackle severe nutrition problems that currently afflict more than half of the world’s population. Full text...

  • Red Cross, partners to cooperate on food security, disaster risk reduction
    03 october 2013 17:18:58
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in improving the lives of the most vulnerable in Africa. Full text...

  • Togo to sell 4,838 tons of maize to WFP
    11 september 2013 12:53:37
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo is to sell 4,838 tons of maize worth CFAF 1 billion (about US$2 million) to the World Food Programme (WFP), which is stocking up in anticipation of the food crisis to which the Sahel countries are usually exposed. Full text...

  • US assists Burundi to fight acute malnutrition
    30 august 2013 15:53:10
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The U.S. government has delivered 240 tons of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) worth US$2 million to Burundi in response to the high level of severe acute malnutrition affecting 6% of children under 5 years in the African nation, according to the Burundi Office of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • More than 22,000 children affected by malnutrition in southern DRC
    31 july 2013 20:25:58
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – More than 22,700 children are suffering from malnutrition in the province of Katanga, in south-west of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the spokesperson for the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Yvon Edoumou, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania launches marketplace to tackle malnutrition in communities
    30 july 2013 14:02:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – In a fresh initiative to eliminate malnutrition, Tanzania on Tuesday launched an interactive platform bringing together local and medium enterprises, development partners and social investment firms to make nutritious foods available on the market for the entire population. Full text...

  • UNICEF, partners raise alarm on nutrition crisis in northern Mali
    24 july 2013 17:53:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The humanitarian community is sounding the alarm on a nutrition Full text...

  • Chronic malnutrition affects 58% of children in Burundi - UNICEF
    19 july 2013 18:32:35
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Chronic malnutrition is affecting more than 58% of the children under the age of five years in Burundi and it impacts negatively on the physical growth and the intellectual capacity of the latter while undermining the country’s effort to achieve development, a press statement from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.Full text...

  • WFP executive director expected in Rwanda Saturday
    18 july 2013 17:32:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, is expected in Rwanda on Saturday to begin a three-day working visit as part of the second stage of her trip to the Great Lakes’ region, according to a statement from the WFP office in Kigali, the Rwandan capital. Full text...

  • USAID, AGRA partner towards reducing hunger, poverty in Africa
    01 july 2013 16:51:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on Monday announced multi-million dollar partnership towards reducing hunger and poverty in Africa.Full text...

  • Angola boosts Africa food security kitty
    21 june 2013 17:13:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Angola has announced that it will give US$10 million to the new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, administered by the FAO, to be invested in promoting food security in Africa, the UN food and agriculture agency said in a press statement from its Rome headquarters on Friday Full text...

  • Leaders sign new commitment to eliminate malnutrition
    08 june 2013 18:56:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement on Saturday hailed world leaders for signing the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact in London as an indication of unprecedented determination to end the injustice of malnutrition. Full text...

  • Gambia gets US$26.6 million AfDB grant for agriculture
    29 may 2013 14:03:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Tuesday concluded a protocol agreement in Morocco for a US$26.6 million grant towards the food and agriculture sector development project in the West African nation. Full text...

  • 'Food insecurity remains high in S/Sudan despite harvest increases'
    01 march 2013 14:56:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least 4.1 million people in South Sudan are likely to be food insecure this year, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Full text...

  • East Africa using agric biotechnology to eradicate food insecurity
    25 february 2013 12:48:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Some dozen African researchers and policy makers who gathered Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the first international conference on agricultural biotechnology research, have agreed to work together to harmonize their methods in the fight against food insecurity, particularly in the East African sub-region.Full text...

  • Tanzania to host NEPAD confab on nutrition
    20 february 2013 17:57:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), through its flagship programme - the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) - is set to hold a special workshop on nutrition from 25 February to 1 March in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital. Full text...

  • Niger launches int'l appeal fund for humanitarian needs
    19 february 2013 16:52:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Nigerien government Tuesday launched an international appeal for funds, targeting 177 billion CFA Francs, to enable it finance and co-ordinate its humanitarian needs. Full text...

  • 20% of Congolese children affected by malnutrition – UNICEF Official
    18 february 2013 15:34:15
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Twenty per cent of Congolese children (or one in every five children) are affected by malnutrition, according to Mrs. Marianne Flach, the country representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Congo, announced here Monday.Full text...

  • Agroforestry key to improving food security - FAO
    05 february 2013 09:51:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Millions of people could escape poverty, hunger and environmental degradation if countries put more effort into promoting agroforestry, an integrated approach combining trees with crop or livestock production, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • MSF deplores malnutrition, mortality among Malian refugees in Mauritania
    10 january 2013 22:39:59
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The medical NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has expressed alarm at the rate of malnutrition and mortality among Malian children in the M'Bera refugee camp in Eastern Mauritania, a report published Thursday in Nouakchott announced.Full text...

  • Food security improves in Sudan despite conflicts
    07 december 2012 15:52:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Most parts of Sudan, including war-ravaged areas, are witnessing improved food security, a report prepared by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in collaboration with humanitarian partners, said here Friday. Full text...

  • ECA sues for regional mechanism to monitor food security in Africa
    20 november 2012 14:47:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A senior official with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has underscored the need to establish an effective regional mechanism to monitor the food security status so that appropriate and timely actions are implemented to address current food crisis. Full text...

  • ECOWAS launches ambitious food security programme
    05 november 2012 09:39:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has launched an "ambitious programme" to promote food self-sufficiency and reduce food import into the region by 40 percent over the next three years, Commission Vice-President Toga Gayewea McIntosh said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia hosts conference on Africa Day food, nutrition security
    31 october 2012 15:01:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Participants from Africa and beyond are gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a conference to commemorate this year’s Africa Day for food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS), PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • FAO's organ approves principles for responsible investment in agriculture
    22 october 2012 16:10:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A two-year consultation process to develop principles for responsible investment in agriculture that respect rights, livelihoods and resources was approved by the 39th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which ended on Saturday at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN agency said in a news dispatch Monday.Full text...

  • NGO alerts on food insecurity in Sudan's South Kordofan
    18 october 2012 12:19:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Food security conditions in South Kordofan, Sudan, are dramatically declining, and malnutrition among children in the rebel-held areas of the conflict-torn state is on the rise, a new report issued Thursday by international NGO Enough Project said. Full text...

  • FAO calls for strengthened food security governance
    16 october 2012 18:05:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Continuing food price volatility requires improved global governance of food security, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, told a ministerial meeting on food price volatility Tuesday, attended by some 20 ministers. Full text...

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