Girl in South Sudan: 1 million people in the country are classified as being on the brink of famine. (UN Photo/ JC McIlwaine)

‘Man Made’ Famine Declared In South Sudan: ‘Families Have Exhausted Every Means They Have To Survive’

A formal famine declaration means people have already started dying of hunger; 4.9 million people – more than 40% of South Sudan’s population – are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance.


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Food market in Tangier, Morocco. (Photo/ Hernan Pinera)

Looking Nervously To The Skies, But Hunger In Africa Is Not Always About Rain

Some of the most arid countries in Africa, including Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, have the highest food availability per capita, measured in terms of daily calories available per person.


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Proudly showing off produce in rural Kenya. A farmer's life in Africa is not always so happy. (Photo/ Flickr/ CIAT)

An African Scandal: Wasted Harvests And Hungry Farmers. But Small Fixes Are Can Turn It Around

Losses on cereals account for about 25% of the total crop harvested in Africa; it’s up to 50% for fruits and vegetables. But some of the big problems of rural poverty and hunger could be solved with a few small logistical fixes