Food Insecurity

Arguments Over Organic Farming Increases Food Insecurity in Central Africa

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KIGALI, RWANDA (27 October 2011)—The polarized debate over the use of organic and inorganic practices to boost farm yields is slowing action and widespread farmer adoption of approaches that could radically transform Africa’s food security situation, according to a group of leading international scientists meeting in Kigali this week.

Rape in Somalia - The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

By Isaiah Esipisu
DADAAB, Kenya, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS)
- When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that she would be raped along the way.

Diis left her village of Kismayu, southwest of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, for the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya’s North Eastern Province in April.

Food Security Alert in February 2011-Too Accurate

EAST AFRICA Food Security Alert February 23, 2011
Ongoing drought and uncertain forecast raise food security concerns