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  • Senegal: New report says second green revolution underway in Africa
    31 may 2016 15:50:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Agriculture is currently standing on the edge of a second green revolution and technological innovation will act as a catalyst in boosting productivity and growth in Africa’s agribusiness sector, PwC Africa said in a new report released on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for food, nutrition security to be set up
    09 may 2016 14:06:35
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is to establish a Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Chronic malnutrition rates drop in Rwanda but remain ‘stubbornly high’ - Study
    06 april 2016 05:42:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Chronic malnutrition rates in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas, finds a new study conducted over three years by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture with support from the World Food Programme (WFP). Full text...

  • US: UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition
    01 april 2016 19:43:20
    New York, Ghana (PANA) - The United Nations General Assembly on Friday agreed a resolution proclaiming the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition from 2016 to 2025. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Zimbabwe facing worst malnutrition rates in 15 years – UNICEF
    16 march 2016 06:02:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Zimbabwe is facing its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years, as nearly 33,000 children are in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Italy: Food security worsens in Southern Africa
    09 march 2016 12:38:14
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Thirty-four countries, 27 of them in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to a new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report released here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Fighting childhood malnutrition in Madagascar
    08 march 2016 13:16:51
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Over 30 Malagasy and international scientists and clinicians are gathered at the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Monday for the launching of the AFRIBIOTA project, an ambitious programme of multidisciplinary research meant to better understand chronic childhood malnutrition, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: FAO, partners warn El Niño could have devastating impact on southern Africa's harvests, food security
    13 february 2016 09:27:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Over the coming year, humanitarian partners should prepare for food insecurity levels as food insecure population numbers in southern Africa can be at their highest levels since the 2002-2003 food crisis, the United Nations agriculture agency warned Friday, citing an 'intense' drought as the main cause. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Dangote and Bill & Melinda Gates to fight under-nutrition in Nigeria
    21 january 2016 18:35:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Dangote Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a combined commitment of US$100 million over the next five years (2016-2020) towards ending under-nutrition in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali contributes US$10 million to initiative UNITLIFE for fighting malnutrition
    29 december 2015 17:00:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali will contribute US$ 10 million to UNITLIFE, a new financing mechanism to fund nutrition programmes in sub-Saharan Africa that was launched at the United Nations on 28 September 2015, the Council of Ministers decided here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF embarks on mass screening for malnutrition in Malawi
    16 december 2015 16:03:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Following reports of increasing food shortage and hunger problem in Malawi coming from its communities and villages, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is carrying out a mass screening for malnutrition in children under five across 25 districts in Malawi, which accounts for 90 per cent of the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says 700,000 children can die from malnutrition in Sahel
    17 november 2015 17:26:57
    New York, US (PANA) - Malnutrition could kill up to 700,000 children each year in Africa's Full text...

  • Italy: Burundi, IFAD join hands to combat local food insecurity, malnutrition
    03 november 2015 15:39:04
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Burundi and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Tuesday signed a US$44.8 million agreement to finance the second phase of the Value Chain Development Programme (PRODEFI-II) in the eastern Africa country. Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WTO partner on food safety, trade to improve nutrition
    02 november 2015 19:33:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Full text...

  • UN: UN launches mass children nutrition screening in South Sudan
    30 october 2015 14:58:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have stepped up their activities in South Sudan after the recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) revealed that nearly 237,000 children in the country are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia moves to end chronic food, nutrition insecurity
    26 october 2015 18:21:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's component of the Multinational Progmamme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS) which is financed by the African Development Fund (ADF) was launched here Monday. Full text...

  • Italy: Madagascar signs financing agreement with IFAD to boost food security
    21 october 2015 15:36:17
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Madagascar and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement Wednesday aimed at improving incomes and food security of smallholders in the Indian Ocean island. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Unlocking Africa’s potential to create wealth from agriculture (Analysis by Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank )
    21 october 2015 15:10:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - There is an unbelievable contrast today in Africa: How can a continent with such an abundance of arable land, water and sunshine annually import food worth US$35 billion? How can it be that the continent is not food secure? This must change. Full text...

  • Mauritania: IOM combats food insecurity in Mauritania
    22 september 2015 13:36:25
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Tuesday announced the launch of a project, funded by the US Government, to combat food insecurity and increase livelihood opportunities for host communities and Malian refugees in the Bassiknou department of Hodh Ech Chargui region of southeast Mauritania. Full text...

  • Sudan: OCHA report says malnutrition claims lives of children in South Sudan
    21 september 2015 18:01:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - UN Secretary-General's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Monday that dozens of children under five years of age have died of malnutrition in one state of South Sudan early this month. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Global report says malnutrition exists in every country
    15 september 2015 20:45:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Nutrition can be a driver of change or a barrier to progress, and, according to the Global Nutrition Report being released on 22 September in New York City, there are actions leaders of every country should be taking to end malnutrition in all its forms. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzania hosts first-ever global summit on food fortification
    09 september 2015 09:15:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Global health leaders and policy makers Wednesday convened in Arusha, northern Tanzania, to address hidden hunger, or a lack of access to micronutrients, and forge a vision and strategy for food fortification as a key pillar in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN and beyond. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: EU, FAO launch new programmes to boost food, nutrition security
    16 july 2015 14:29:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at least 35 countries. Full text...

  • DR Congo: 3,700 children successfully treated of malnutrition effects in DRC
    25 june 2015 12:26:47
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Some 3,700 children, aged between 6 months and 5 years, have returned to their homes in healthy conditions from the malnutrition centres in the Kailo and Kabambare, in eastern DR Congo, after being treated during an intensive programme of the international NGO Coopi, the Office for the Coordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA) indicated here in a communique received by PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Child under-nutrition costs Burkina Faso US$800 million a year
    23 june 2015 20:12:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Burkina Faso loses more than US$800 million annually due to child under-nutrition, according to a new report, which says increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the educational system and lower workforce productivity are behind this loss. Full text...

  • Italy: Queen Letizia of Spain named FAO's Special Ambassador on Nutrition
    12 june 2015 20:27:20
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Queen Letizia of Spain was on Friday named FAO's Special Ambassador for Nutrition at a ceremony at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Headquarters in Rome. Full text...

  • Italy: IFAD provides loan-cum-grant to boost nutrition security in Guinea-Bissau
    10 june 2015 14:49:12
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Guinea-Bissau and the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) Wednesday signed in Rome, Italy, a US$4.7 million loan and $4.7 million grant agreement to finance the West African country’s Economic Development Project for the Southern Regions (PADES).Full text...

  • UN: 'Thousands of women, children in Cameroon, Chad, Niger face malnutrition'
    08 may 2015 08:42:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that thousands Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: WFP to combat malnutrition in Madagascar
    16 april 2015 22:00:47
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) is to send high nutrition food to Madagascar to combat severe malnutrition affecting 15,000 children aged between 6 and 24 months in the districts of Betioky, Beloha and Bekily in the south of the country.Full text...

  • Mali: FAO, Mali govt. team up to restore food security in northern region
    01 april 2015 11:31:05
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are set to implement a US$5 million project aimed at restoring the livelihoods of households affected by armed conflicts and climate change in the northern part of the country. Full text...

  • Mauritius: International community to support Indian Ocean food security projects
    21 february 2015 07:20:23
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has said that the two-day Antananarivo conference on food security that ended on Friday night opened a new dynamism for Madagascar and the other Indian Ocean countries by establishing a complete inventory of food and nutritional security projects led by the big island. Full text...

  • Madagascar: Indian Ocean food security sponsors conference opens in Madagascar
    19 february 2015 17:18:38
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday opened a two-day Indian Ocean Food Security Sponsors Conference in Antananarivo suggesting a “win-win partnership” centered on increased production as the answer to the nutritional challenge facing island nations in the region.Full text...

  • UN: UN official says malnutrition rates high in Somalia
    30 january 2015 06:51:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, says malnutrition rates are stubbornly high in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition.Full text...

  • Sudan: ECHO extends €1.3 million to address emergency levels of malnutrition in Sudan
    12 january 2015 17:54:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has donated an additional Euros 1,335,000 to UNICEF, as part of the scale-up efforts at addressing the emergency levels of malnutrition in the most affected regions of Sudan.Full text...

  • Mozambique: US official encourages African countries to attain some key targets of MDGs
    11 december 2014 16:50:01
    Chimoio, Mozambique (PANA) - African countries lagging behind on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) still can work hard to achieve some key targets by the 2015 deadline, according to US Ambassador David Lane who is in charge of his government's interventions for UN agencies responsible for food and agriculture. Full text...

  • Mozambique: Expert bemoans food security challenges in Africa
    09 december 2014 21:05:32
    Chimoio, Mozambique (PANA) - A UN official has bemoaned food security challenges in Africa saying that countries on the continent are still struggling to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable people.Full text...

  • UN: FAO/WHO conference moves to eradicate malnutrition, hunger
    22 november 2014 07:27:16
    New York, US (PANA) - In a move hailed as a renewed global momentum to end hunger, leaders from over 170 countries who attended a UN nutrition conference, which concluded on Friday, pledged to establish national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition in all its forms, from hunger to obesity, and transform food systems to make nutritious diets available to all.Full text...

  • Italy: Pope Francis urges solidarity, concrete action in global nutrition challenge
    20 november 2014 13:37:40
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Pope Francis has told politicians from around the world to view food, nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before.Full text...

  • Italy: Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies, actions
    19 november 2014 13:11:06
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - In a major step towards eradicating malnutrition worldwide, more than 170 countries Wednesday made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets.Full text...

  • UN: FAO launches 'pocketbook' on nutrition
    17 november 2014 18:16:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday released Full text...

  • Rwanda: Malnutrition exposes African population to serious health risks - IFPRI
    13 november 2014 18:08:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In spite of increased spending on social protection in many African countries, half of them still experience a level of malnutrition that constitutes serious public health risk, according to a new report published Thursday by the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).Full text...

  • Rwanda: Prominent musicians to spread the word on healthier diets
    10 november 2014 13:27:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A group of prominent Rwandan artists, who are specialised in playing Afro-Pop, Rap and RFull text...

  • Rwanda: Food expert urges appropriate strategies to address 'hidden hunger' in Sub-Sahara Africa
    21 october 2014 17:08:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Sub-Sahara Africa needs to address the challenge of stopping food losses that occur mostly at the processing and storage stage, in order to cut down alarming rates of hunger and under-nutrition, the Director General of the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Shenggen Fan, told PANA in an exclusive interview here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Govt’s funding for nutrition continues to be undesirably low, Civil Society charges
    16 october 2014 07:18:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Zambia Civil Society Organisation Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance has bemoaned the meager budget allocation to the coordinating National Food and Nutrition Commission, saying this demonstrates inadequate appreciation on the part of government of the potential dangers exerted by under-nutrition to national and economic development. Full text...

  • Rwanda: New Global Hunger Index report shows progress in Sub-Saharan Africa
    13 october 2014 17:18:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Over the last two decades at least six African countries have registered tremendous improvements in addressing child underweight, described as the main indicator of hunger and under-nutrition, despite persistent food insecurity in several parts across the continent, according to a new Global Hunger Index (GHI) report for 2014. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Report highlights need for GMO technologies in increasing Africa's food security
    08 october 2014 13:15:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - One way to sustain crop productivity in Africa is through the increased use of bio-technology, including genetically modified organism (GMO) which can lead to an improvement in farmers' livelihoods on the continent, according to a new joint report released Wednesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...

  • Kenya: FAO launches food security initiative in Ebola-hit West Africa
    08 october 2014 13:06:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - FAO Wednesday launched a new programme to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic, the UN food and agriculture agency, FAO, said in a press statement, received by PANA. Full text...

  • Senegal: Zambia gets new project to enhance food security
    07 august 2014 15:21:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A new project geared towards reducing post-maize harvest losses and improving grain handling in Zambia was Thursday launched in the country, according to a statement obtained here by PANA. Full text...

  • 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...

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