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Traditional Seeds Keep Hunger Away in Drought-Prone Zimbabwe

Monday, November 30, 2015

HARARE, ZIMBABWE, Nov 30 (IPS) - It was all smiles as Bertha Chibhememe of Sangwe communal area in Chiredzi, south eastern Zimbabwe, showed off her traditional seed varieties at a seed fair. A 45-year-old smallholder in Zimbabwe's lowveld region, Chibhememe told how her "nzara yapera" maize variety is thriving in a changing climate.

Malawi Working to Improve Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Production

Monday, November 30, 2015

LILONGWE, Malawi, Nov 30 (IPS) - In the last few years, Malawi has successfully managed to reduce infant and under five mortality. But reducing malnutrition, which affects an estimated 1.4 million children, continues to be a costly challenge for the country.

Opinion: Ending Child Marriage - What Difference Can a Summit Make?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov 26 (IPS) - The long-awaited African Girls' Summit on Ending Child Marriage is here.

Uganda, Tanzania Need Gender Sensitive Climate Change Policies

Thursday, November 26, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov 26 (IPS) - Climate Change needs to be at the top of the country's agenda, according to a project examining Uganda's policies. It says the country hasn't paid enough attention to climate change in national development and agriculture plans and this needs to be turned around before it's too late.

Not Yet Curtains for BRICs

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NEW DELHI, Nov 24 (IPS) - With Goldman Sachs folding up its haemorrhaging BRIC fund, is it curtains for the acronym that defined the investment bankers' fancy for emerging markets? It certainly appears so after China's stock market crash and a fast slowing economy triggered fears that the dragon will set off the next global recession.

Analysis: Are Young People the Answer to Africa's Food Security?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 24 (IPS) - Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa's agriculture sector needs you!

OPINION: Keep Family Farms in Business with Youth Agripreneurs

Monday, November 23, 2015

IBADAN, Nigeria, Nov 23 (IPS) - Finding a way to allow youth to contribute their natural and ample energies to productive causes is increasingly the touchstone issue that will determine future prosperity.

Aflatoxins: Poisoning Health and Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, November 20, 2015

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Nov 20 (IPS) - Aflatoxin contamination is a growing threat to trade, food and health security in sub-Saharan Africa, where smallholder farmers are challenged by food production and now climate change, researchers said.

Where Technology and Medicine Meet in Rural Zambia

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 20 (IPS) - When health officer Kennedy Mulenga was faced with a male patient developing breasts at the remote Ngwerere Clinic 30km north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka, he logged onto Virtual Doctors to get help solving the medical mystery.

When the Rains Came in Dokolo and Karamoja

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DOKOLO, UGANDA, Nov 17 (IPS) - Households in Northern Uganda are recovering from a prolonged dry spell which has devastated harvests and led to food shortages. Long-awaited rains are expected to replenish pastures, and communities are being encouraged to plant short-term crops. But those that can, fear losing their produce again, when the rains stop.

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