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08 July 2016, Mutare - The need to diversify livelihood strategies has become increasingly important as effects of climate change continue to contribute to erratic weather patterns and global shocks such as the current El-Niño phenomenon. In Zimbabwe, consecutive bad farming seasons have seen some rural populations shifting from conventional...
14 June 2016, Walvis Bay - Sustainable agriculture and natural resources management have the potential to make the southern Africa food secure and support a vibrant economy. However, food safety threats constrain the subregion from achieving its full potential. A project - funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) - working on...
21 April 2016, Addis Ababa - High levels of food insecurity and malnutrition affects Ethiopia’s Somali Region despite general long-term improvements in the overall food security situation of the country. The impacts of recurrent droughts, climate change, environmental degradation and insufficient livelihood options have trapped rural communities in a perpetual cycle...
8 April 2016, Abidjan – Results achieved through the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) projects are beginning to add momentum to the vision of Africa- Africa cooperation to achieve food security across the continent. The fund, which was set up in 2012, is widely seen as an innovative mechanism to mobilize...
6 April 2016 - Walter  Odot’s first two attempts at fish farming in 2011 and 2013 failed miserably and consequently killed his enthusiasm to invest time and his meagre resources in any agricultural activity. Having returned from internally displaced persons (IDP) camp where he lived for close to twelve years during...
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