ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A $500 million data drive aims to improve the harvests of hundreds of millions of farmers worldwide as rising hunger levels threaten a global goal to end hunger by 2030, organizations involved in the initiative said on Tuesday.
TURIN, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gluten-free grain that grows in Africa's impoverished and semi-arid Sahel region is taking off as a health food in New York, the Senegalese chef who masterminded its revival said on Monday, outlining plans to almost double production by 2023.
TURIN, Italy, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nomadic
herders across Africa can work in tandem with farmers and
produce sustainable food without damaging the land or harming
the planet, experts and pastoralists said on Saturday.
TURIN, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cape Town started turning off taps to conserve water earlier this year and farmers' crops began dying, Loubie Rusch was pleased to find the plants she was growing - all thought of as weeds - were thriving.
DARGUE, Niger, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
G rappling with desert conditions, insurgency and decades of
political instability, Niger has long struggled to feed its
rapidly growing population. But experts say efforts to change
that are bearing fruit - and may even be a model for the region.
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fueled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardizing a global goal to end the scourge by 2030.
KIGALI, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From an app to
diagnose disease on Zambian farms to Tinder-style matchmaking
for Senegalese land owners and young farmers, young coders have
been finding solutions to hunger in the first Africa-wide
hackathon on the issue.
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his first 12 years working as a vet in Bangladesh, Bikash Chandra Saha routinely prescribed antibiotics. Then he learned of the devastating impact of antimicrobial resistance on human health - and it revolutionized his treatment choices.
TERRASINI, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Sicilian farmer Rosolini Palazzolo first started growing papayas 11 years ago, hardly any of his neighbors even knew what they were.
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Adopting some of the most stringent measures needed to curb climate change across all industries could cause hunger levels to rise by three times as much as global warming itself, according to a study released on Tuesday.