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Hunger Spreads in Somalia as Militants Block Towns

posted on June 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Severe hunger is spreading in southern Somalia where militants have encircled several towns in the control of African Union forces, preventing food deliveries there, residents and officials say. Deaths from... Full Story

International Team Targets Newcastle Disease In Chickens

posted on May 9, 2014 at 1:42 PM

International Team Targets Newcastle Disease In Chickens
U.S. and African researchers work to identify chickens resistant to a deadly respiratory virus known as Newcastle Disease. Full Story

DuPont Wins Fight For South African Seed Company

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Africa marks a major growth opportunity for seed companies because of the global scramble to grow enough crops to meet growing demand for food and biofuels Full Story

UN: Food prices likely to remain volatile, high

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM

The United Nations says prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase, and poor farmers and consumers especially in Africa, will be hurt most. Full Story

Obama Announces $3 Billion in Private Sector Pledges to Help Feed Africa

posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa despite shrinking national budgets around the world. Obama announced $3 billion in... Full Story

World's Bee Hives to Decline Without Human Changes

posted on March 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM

(Associated Press) The U.N.'s environmental agency warned in a new report Thursday that the world's bee population is likely to keep declining unless humans change the way they manage the planet. Full Story

Africa Can Feed Itself But Needs Technology

posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan-born Harvard professor told leaders from five East African countries on Thursday that the continent can feed itself within a generation if farmers embrace modern technology and governments expand infrastructure and... Full Story

Egypt Eyes Sudan for Wheat Needs

posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM

(AP) -- Egypt has turned to its impoverished southern neighbor, Sudan, for use of agricultural land as the world's largest wheat importer looks to meet domestic food supply needs and quell a rapidly growing population increasingly irate about... Full Story

Annan Calls For More African Aid For Farmers

posted on October 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — Progress has been made but more still needs to be done to help small farmers who are dependent on what they grow on only a few acres for their survival, former U.N Secretary General Kofi Annan said Thursday. Full Story

Gates Aids Africa Farm Education with $1M Grant to MSU

posted on January 8, 2010 at 4:01 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich (AP) - Michigan State University says it will expand access to agricultural education materials in Africa with a $1 million grant from the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Full Story

Ethiopia Needs Food for 6.2 Million People

posted on October 30, 2009 at 4:10 PM

The crisis stems from a four-year drought that has hit much of the Horn of Africa, leaving as many as 23 million people on the brink of starvation, according to The Times of London. Full Story

UN Say Kenya is Desperate for Food Aid

posted on August 21, 2009 at 8:08 PM

KARIUNGA, Kenya (AP)- More than 1 million Kenyans affected by a prolonged drought are not getting the food aid they desperately need, the U.N.'s World Food Program said Tuesday. Full Story

Gorillas Found in African Zone

posted on August 8, 2008 at 8:08 PM

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Wildlife researchers said Tuesday that they've discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, calling it a major increase in the animal's estimated population. Full Story

Starbucks Opening Ethiopia Farmer Center

posted on November 30, 2007 at 8:11 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks Corp plans to open a farmer support center in Ethiopia's capital next year to help growers improve the quality of their coffee crops and boost production using sustainable practices. Full Story

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