Malnutrition Control (UNICEF/ Senegal) -
  • 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...

  • FAO's Committee on World Food Security meets 15-20 October
    13 october 2012 10:14:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that its Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will meets in Rome, Italy, from 15 to 20 October, according to a press statement, released in the Italian capital and received by PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • Global food policy body releases ''2012 Global Hunger Index''
    09 october 2012 16:53:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partners, Tuesday released a statement on the ''2012 Global Hunger Index'' which looks at world hunger situation and related issues. Full text...

  • 2013 Consolidated Appeal for Niger rakes in US$ 260m
    04 october 2012 14:33:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, announced, in its latest newsletter, that the 2013 Consolidated Appeal for Niger has, to date, secured US$ 260 million, about 53% of the US$ 489 million needed to assist that country in its humanitarian needs. Full text...

  • EU, agencies partner to promote acquaculture in anti-hunger fight
    01 october 2012 13:02:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A major international initiative has been launched to better understand the role of aquaculture in food security in poor countries. Full text...

  • UN scribe hails progress in scaling up nutrition
    27 september 2012 19:32:29
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the recent achievements in push for maternal and child nutrition while renewing the call to Full text...

  • High-level forum seeks ways to beef up Africa’s food security
    23 september 2012 11:57:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A number of African heads of state and chief executives of private business firms, financial institutions and scientists will convene at the edge of a national park in northern Tanzania this week to look for ways to unite the power of the public and private sectors in the global food security efforts. Full text...

  • WHO: Togo's national strategic plan for food and nutrition validated
    26 july 2012 20:18:03
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo's national strategic plan for food and nutrition which seeks to fight malnutrition and promote optimal nutrition in the country, has been validated sources close to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Lome said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Increased productivity, sustainable food system improve global food security - FAO
    11 july 2012 14:26:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - While international agricultural commodity markets appear to have reached calmer conditions after record highs last year, food commodity prices are anticipated to remain on a higher plateau over the next decade, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Full text...

  • WFP launches nutritional assistance campaign in Mauritania
    07 june 2012 21:35:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday launched an additional food programme for 30,000 children from 6 to 24 months in Mauritania to prevent malnutrition, according to a statement from the UN agency made available to PANA. Full text...

  • Experts brainstorm on food security in West Africa
    04 june 2012 14:57:00
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Kossi Messan Ewovor, has called on all stakeholders to put in place the necessary mechanism for strengthening food security through resource mobilization and support for agricultural investment programmes in West Africa. Full text...

  • AGRA to help implement new G8 Global Partnership Initiative on Food Security
    23 may 2012 13:52:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been given a key role in the G8’s next phase of a shared commitment to achieve global food security, the Alliance said in a statement made available to PANA here. Full text...

  • AGRA to help implement new G8 Global partnership initiative on food security
    22 may 2012 14:29:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been given a key role in the G8’s next phase of shared commitment to achieve global food security, according to a statement from the Alliance which was received here Tuesday by PANA. Full text...

  • Obama, Kaberuka, others launch New Alliance for Food Security, Nutrition
    18 may 2012 19:26:38
    Washington, US (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, Friday joined US President Barack Obama, several African heads of state and leaders from the public and private sectors in Washington for the launch of a new initiative that aims to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth. Full text...

  • Ethiopian region to suffer food insecurity after poor rains
    14 may 2012 18:40:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The delay in long rains in North-Eastern Ethiopia is likely to affect food security in the region, which produces nearly half of the region’s food needs, according to an assessment carried out by UN agencies. Full text...

  • WB, Gambia partner on nutrition
    07 may 2012 13:54:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - World Bank’s senior official in charge of nutrition matters Menno Mulder Sibanba has met Gambian Vice-President Isatou Njie-Saidy in the nation's capital, Banjul, in a bid to strengthen partnership on nutrition between the bank and the country. Full text...

  • UNICEF says 1m children at risk from malnutrition in Africa's Sahel
    03 may 2012 07:10:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that at least one million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition in parts of Africa’s Sahel region due to a drought crisis, and called for more resources to assist those in need. Full text...

  • Senegal records 20,000 cases of severe and acute malnutrition
    23 april 2012 21:46:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The resident representative of the UN Children's fund (UNICEF) in Senegal, Mrs Geovanna Barberis, on Monday said that some 20,000 children affected by severe and acute malnutrition had been recorded in several regions of the West African country. Full text...

  • Niger adopts new strategy for sustainable food security
    19 april 2012 15:25:34
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger will mobilize FCFA 1,000,800,000,000, during the period 2011-2015, to fund the initiative -- "3N" or "Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens" -- which was adopted after a cabinet meeting held here Thursday, according to an official source.Full text...

  • UN chief appoints 27 global leaders to address child malnutrition
    10 april 2012 15:21:28
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday appointed 27 global leaders from countries, organizations and the private sector to advance ''the strength and security of nations'' in improving maternal and child nutrition. Full text...

  • Mauritania, Japan sign US$ 5.5m agreement on food security
    22 december 2011 19:20:54
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, Sidi Ould Tah, and the Ambassador of Japan to Mauritania, Hiroshi Azuma, on Wednesday signed a financial agreement, worth US$ 5.5 million, earmarked for support to food security in the African country, PANA reported here Thursday, qhoting official sources.Full text...

  • UNICEF warns of child nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region
    10 december 2011 14:42:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday warned that more than a million children in the Sahel region of West Africa were at risk of severe and life-threatening malnutrition over the coming year as a result of ongoing food shortages. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: WFP highlights importance of nutrition
    01 december 2011 18:31:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday marked the World AIDS Day by stressing on the importance of providing food and nutrition support to people living with HIV and their families. Full text...

  • Land, water degradation, scarcity threaten food security - FAO
    01 december 2011 17:01:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Widespread degradation and deepening scarcity of land and water resources have placed a number of key food production systems around the globe at risk.Full text...

  • Peace Corps strengthens global partnership with FAO, WFP
    20 october 2011 19:10:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Peace Corps has joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), pledging to support and expand food security-related activities that will combat hunger in Peace Corps countries worldwide, a news release of FAO said Thursday. Full text...

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