#Food Security

  • Article: UK MPs Call for a ‘Food Minister’ to Tackle Joint Threats of Climate Change, Brexit, and COVID-19

    UK MPs Call for a ‘Food Minister’ to Tackle Joint Threats of Climate Change, Brexit, and COVID-19

    By Helen Lock|Aug. 3, 2020

    Food insecurity is an issue that is "falling through the cracks", a new report says. Read more

  • Article: South Africa Repeals State of Disaster for Drought. Here's Why It's a ‘Grave Concern’ for Farmers.

    South Africa Repeals State of Disaster for Drought. Here's Why It's a ‘Grave Concern’ for Farmers.

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 21, 2020

    The state of disaster allowed struggling farmers access to financial help from the government. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Could Double Africa’s Food Insecurity, World Food Programme Chief Warns

    COVID-19 Could Double Africa’s Food Insecurity, World Food Programme Chief Warns

    June 1, 2020

    The number of people who are on the verge of starvation has already risen to 135 million. Read more

  • Article: Second Wave of Locusts Threatens Food Security in East Africa

    Second Wave of Locusts Threatens Food Security in East Africa

    By Catherine Caruso|April 13, 2020

    The new swarm is 20 times larger than the first one. Read more

  • Article: Oprah Donates $10 Million Towards COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    Oprah Donates $10 Million Towards COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|April 8, 2020

    The money will go towards supporting food banks in the United States. Read more

  • Article: Women Are Using Ox Ploughs to Tackle Hunger After South Sudan's Civil War

    Women Are Using Ox Ploughs to Tackle Hunger After South Sudan's Civil War

    By Brandon Wiggins|March 20, 2020

    Hunger is a serious issue amid the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, which has displaced millions. Read more

  • Article: This Supercomputer Could Help End the Locust Invasion Currently Destroying Parts of East Africa

    This Supercomputer Could Help End the Locust Invasion Currently Destroying Parts of East Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|March 19, 2020

    The supercomputer predicts weather conditions that create perfect breeding grounds for locusts. Read more

  • Article: Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 4, 2020

    A swarm of locusts, in a single day, can eat crops that would feed 2,500 people. Read more