World Food Day will be celebrated on October 16, 2022, with the theme "Leave No One Behind".
In Kenya, potato farmers are learning how to produce certified tissue culture planting material. Tissue culture is the cultivation of plant tissues or organs in a specially formulated nutrient solution in a lab or a controlled environment using mainly sprouts or tissue-like leaves, which are grown in a medium with nutrients and disease-killing chemicals. This way, an entire plant is regenerated from a single tissue.
Opposition party Azimio La Umoja - One Kenya, wants President William Ruto to re-impose the ban on Genetically Modified Crops (GMOs). The ban on genetically modified crops, imposed in 2012 by then-president Mwai Kibaki's administration, was due to the threat they posed to the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the health of Kenya's people.
Zanzibar President Dr Hussein Mwinyi has reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring food security, safety, and nutrition in the Islands. He also stressed the importance of the consumption of nutritious food and urged citizens to develop a culture of eating healthy foods, including the consumption of milk, especially for children under five.
Meanwhile in Nigeria, where many farmlands are under water due to flooding in Benue, Kogi, Anambra and other states, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the country could be facing higher food prices. The IMF is urging the government to provide food and cash assistance to citizens, to get back on their feet.
UN News, 13 October 2022
The world is at risk of yet another year of record hunger as the global food crisis continues to drive more people into worsening levels of acute food insecurity, The World Food… Read more »
IPS, 11 October 2022
World Food Day is celebrated on October 16, 2022, with the theme Leave NO ONE behind. During this week IPS will look at features that showcase better production, better nutrition,… Read more »
Daily News, 11 October 2022
ZANZIBAR President Dr. Hussein Mwinyi has reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring food security, safety, and nutrition in the Islands. Read more »
Capital FM, 11 October 2022
Azimio La Umoja - One Kenya wants President William Ruto to re-impose the ban on Genetically Modified Crops commonly known as GMOs. Read more »
The Exchange, 8 October 2022
While the rest of the World has been experiencing an economic slowdown, African economies have remained resilient but this fact has not helped in poverty reduction. Read more »