Strengthening the capacity of the Central African Republic to adapt to climate change could help build peace in the landlocked country, which has been hampered by political instability and civil conflict since it achieved independence from France in 1960, research suggests.
The Nigerian government has stepped up its emergency food aid in response to severe food insecurity and child malnutrition in the northeast, where the military has been running a sweeping offensive against Boko Haram (BH) Islamists since June.
There is no exact science when it comes to predicting when and where the next major humanitarian crisis will occur.
Future demand for water by farming, including livestock production, will be influenced by strategies for food security, and increasing food supply in Africa is closely linked to the utilization of and access to water.
Recurrent climate-related shocks in West Africa’s Sahel region are having severe impacts on vulnerable populations.
Western commercial oil exploration in disputed areas of Somalia and discrepancies over which authorities can issue licenses to companies could spark further conflict in the African nation, U.N. monitors warned in a confidential report.
African governments have played a key role in allocating land to investors. Recent developments hold out promise for more carefully thought out approaches by them in the future.
A team of climate scientists, humanitarians, technical experts, artists and film-makers teamed up to produce the humorous four minute film, which comes with a 'tool kit’ to help link the information presented in the animation to decision-making and action on the ground.
Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa.....shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking.....degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting in reduced fish stocks and coastal comm
Lake Victoria, located in the East African Plateau between Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, is the site of one of the largest freshwater fisheries in the world. In Uganda, fisheries represent a vast source of income for the rural communities living on its shores and beyond.
A stronger and more dynamic regional and international research-for-development partnership in agriculture is the way forward for advancing food security and poverty reduction in the drylands.
Governments are failing to prevent hunger emergencies in developing nations, despite ample warning, because they see more political danger than reward in acting early to avert famine, a report from the Chatham House thinktank said on Friday.