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Agribusiness / Food in Madagascar

  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.
  • Africa: How to Adapt to Beat Crippling Droughts

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Right presently, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. South Africa will import half of its maize and in Zimbabwe as a lot of as 75 % of crops have been abandoned in the worst-hit areas. With extreme weather, such as failed rains, and drought projected to become additional likely as a result of climate change, some farmers are by presently taking matters into their own hands, and pro-actively diversifying the crops they grow.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Africa: Factbox-World's Major Famines of the Last 100 Years

    BOTSWANA, 2017/03/12 People are currently starving to death in four nations, and 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday nearly 1.4 million children were at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. People are by presently starving to death in all four nations, and the World Food Programme says additional than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. The United Nations defines famine as at the same time as at least 20 % of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 %, and two or additional people per 10,000 are dying per day.
  • Malagasy delicacy attracts scientific inquiry

    MADAGASCAR, 2016/01/02 Holidaymakers enjoy having fun, and for a lot of, the holidays mean copious meals and a lot of drinking beyond cultural and religious norms. In Madagascar, the kitoza is one tasty traditional meat product which is widely appreciated by both locals and foreigners. It is made of beef or pork strips, 20 to 50 cm long and 2 to 4 cm wide, prepared from fillet or thin slices. Strips of beef or pork are cut from various pieces of meat, added with ingredients and preservatives, macerated (1 to 5 hours) and hung above the fire for smoking (45 minutes to 2 hours).
  • Madagascar food insecure

    MADAGASCAR, 2013/10/14 Some four million people in rural Madagascar are food insecure next rice and maize production took a bad hit this year due to weather conditions and a locust invasion, according to UN agencies. A UN statement on Friday on a statement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said the food shortages had been caused by a combination of factors. They include erratic weather conditions last year and cyclones early this year which caused flooding followed by a period of poor rains. It quoted Mr. David Orr, WFP spokesperson in Johannesburg, South Africa, as saying that the agencies conducted a crop and food security assessment in Madagascar in June and July.
  • FAO appeals for US$ 22m to control locust plague in Madagascar

    MADAGASCAR, 2013/06/27 The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday appealed for US$ 22 million to tackle the locust plague, which it said has by presently infested over half of Madagascar’s cultivated land and pastures and threatening to trigger a severe food crisis in the island country. An FAO statement, made available to PANA in New York, stated that, 'funding is needed to start a large-scale control campaign in time for the next crop planting season in September'. It said that its emergency appeals for Madagascar remain “severely underfunded'.