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.

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