Right to food

Horn, East and Central Africa’s debt payments compound the hunger crisis for millions In a new briefing published today, Oxfam warns that hunger linked to COVID-19 could kill as many as 12,000 people a day by the end of the year, potentially claiming more lives each day than the disease itself. ‘...
The cassava project project focuses on cassava, one of the most important staple crops in Northern Uganda. Photo credit:Oxfam
Cassava Applied Research for Food Security is a 3-year project (2016-2018) designed to improve the food security situation of 2,500 direct beneficiaries of which 60% are female in districts of Pader and Oyam in Northern Uganda. This project focuses on cassava, one of the most important staple crops...
Oruukit Farmers’ Group members during a cassava variety yield tasting in Pader district. Photo credit:Oxfam
The world produces enough foods to feed everyone but up to 795 million people of whom 70% are directly involved in production are malnourished. UNFAO also estimates that 800 million people go to bed hungry daily. Interestingly 80% of the food consumed in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa are provided by...
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