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Agribusiness / Food in Sudan

  • ‘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.
  • Sudan: Bread Shortage in Sudan's El Gedaref, Prices Soar in Darfur

    SUDAN, 2017/08/12 The capital of El Gedaref national has witnessed a severe bread shortage since Monday. A resident told Radio Dabanga that people must queue for hours at bakeries hoping to get some bread. Workers attributed the crisis to non-provision of the bakeries with quotas of flour prescribed by economic security.
  • 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.
  • The acting Wali of North Darfur state the Agriculture Minister

    SUDAN, 2015/12/14 he acting Wali of North Darfur national the Agriculture Minister, Adam Mohamed Hamid Al-Nahla, asserted that the lives and properties of the citizens are red line that the government will not allow anyone to harm or make compromises over them. During his conference with the traditional miners who were assaulted by Menawi movement in the desert Al-Nahla noted that the cease fire decisions doesn't mean the national letting its citizens being assaulted, declaring that the government would respond to what happened at the right time. He criticized some of the organizations which he said they weight with double standards and some media organs that operate secretly and claims the protection of human rights.
  • Sudan is now recognized as an important center of agriculture for the region

    SUDAN, 2015/11/10 With only 20% of arable land farmed, Sudan’s agricultural potential could transform food security across Africa and the Arab World Owing to the immense irrigational ability of the River Nile – the lifeblood which pulses through the heart of the country’s otherwise desert covered lands – Sudan has long been considered as a potential breadbasket for Africa and the Arab world, where food security is a growing problem.