Tag: food crisis

IMF loans Burkina Faso $80.7m to address global food crisis impact

April 2, 2023

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has loaned Burkina Faso $80.7 million to help the West African country surf the impact of the global food crisis. ... Read More

Soaring fertilizer prices hit African small-scale farmers, deepening food crisis

March 26, 2023

Rapidly rising fertilizer prices are forcing farmers to reduce output and the world’s poorest continent is expected to be hardest hit, with Angola, Malawi and ... Read More

Acute undernutrition among mothers surges in Africa, UNICEF warns

March 9, 2023

Twelve countries, including Ten in Africa, are hardest hit by the global food and nutrition crisis among adolescent girls and women, UNICEF warned Monday (6 ... Read More

Global action needed to improve access to fertilizers, avert food crisis in Africa – WTO-FAO study

November 15, 2022

There is an urgent need for global action to address the fertilizer crisis, most importantly by keeping the fertilizer market open to meet global demand ... Read More

Torrential floods deepen food crisis in West, Central Africa amid climate emergency

November 9, 2022

An estimated 4 million people, many of them small subsistence farmers, in over a dozen countries in West and Central Africa that have seen their ... Read More

UN “deeply concerned” Russia’s pullout of grain deal will escalate world food crisis

October 31, 2022

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed deep concern at Russia’s decision to suspend its involvement in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a deal set up ... Read More

African food crisis, Morocco comes to the rescue

October 22, 2022

The announcement by Morocco’s phosphates and fertilizers producer OCP to double its soil nutrient exports to Africa was a boon for a continent that bears ... Read More

Fertilizer shortages in conflict-torn Burkina Faso threaten crops and food security

August 26, 2022

Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia — the second largest international exporter after China — the prices of fertilizers in West Africa have skyrocketed, ... Read More

Tug-of-war: West and Russia vying for influence in Africa

July 28, 2022

French President Emanuel Macron and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are each visiting several African countries this week in what is widely seen as a ... Read More