“Women’s empowerment leads to improved agricultural productivity”

Empowering women leads to more progressive farmers and greater economic and social opportunities for households in low-income nations, according to a study conducted by Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. “The study was not only able to directly link empowerment with agricultural and household decision-making, but the ability…

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Food security outlook deteriorates in Southern Africa

Food security in parts of southern Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will move towards stressed and crisis levels between February and May 2018, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). This is expected to occur during the upcoming lean season when farmers and…

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“Zambia’s food security stable” – FEWSNET

Zambia’s food security is expected to remain stable, said the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). According to FEWSNET, households will keep benefitting from lower staple food prices and adequate supply. “Food security in the country is generally expected to remain stable due to higher household food supply,” read the…

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Swopping crops to improve food production and water use

By suggesting and rearranging where and what type of crops farmers plant globally, scientists have calculated that crop production can be increased to feed an extra 825 million people. Scientists have calculated that global crop production can be increased to feed an extra 825 million people through rearranging the locations…

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