Nairobi (Kenya) - Mathare Valley Slum
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Goal 2: Zero Hunger
After decades of steady decline, the number of people who suffer from hunger – as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment – began to slowly increase again in 2015. Current estimates show that nearly 690 million people are hungry, or 8.9 percent of the world population – up by 10 million
The grandmother who used to perform FGM & is now fighting against it
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Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 36 per cent in 1990 to 10 per cent in 2015. But the pace of change is decelerating and the COVID-19 crisis risks reversing decades of progress
When the rains fail: how this young family is learning to be climate-smart
Born and brought up in the semi-arid region of Kitui, Kenya, Peter and Mary, a young married couple, work hard farming their seven acres of land to provide for their family. Almost 90% of households…
MDG 7: Environmental Sustainability
United Nations - The land is dry around Katikati village in northern Tanzania and water is scarce. The Maasai here travel up to 100 kilometres a day searchin...
Forests, desertification and biodiversity
Nature is critical to our survival: nature provides us with our oxygen, regulates our weather patterns, pollinates our crops, produces our food, feed and fibre. But it is under increasing stress. Human activity has altered almost 75 per cent of the earth’s surface, squeezing wildlife
Sustainable consumption and production
Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Economic and social progress over the last century has been accompanied by environmental degradation
The scrap of paper that brings peace to Tanzania's small farmers
While farmers across the country have used swathes of land for growing crops over many years, most do not have any documented evidence to prove that it is theirs
Unity is strength when it comes to wild coffee farming in Ethiopia - PAN AFRICAN VISIONS
Legend has it that coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia over a thousand years ago by a goatherd named�Kaldi, whose goats drew him to the red berries. Whether this story is true or not, Ethiopia has maintained its strong links to coffee down the centuries ��even the name ��offee��derives from ��affa�� the Ethiopian […]
Mixed messages from the Trump administration on girls' education
A senior figure from the Trump administration has spoken of her broad support for global education, but the recent Trump administration budget proposal and other rumors point to major cuts, which could particularly hurt programs aimed at educating girls. However, one United States lawmaker has responded by drafting legislation which aims to protect the sector.
Spotlight on Africa - Stepping up regional agricultural trade in east Africa with grain hubs and G-Soko app
This week’s Spotlight on Africa focuses on a new project launched in Tanzania and Uganda which hopes to boost agricultural trade in east Africa using certified warehouses and a special app. The newly crowned Miss Africa also talks about her hopes for the continent after winning the inaugural pageant in Johannesburg.
Project opens lucrative export market for 70,000 Ugandan and Tanzanian farmers
Farm Africa’s initiative to increase farmers’ profits will benefit rural communities including Katine, supported by the Guardian since 2007