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UN Says 22.4 million People in the Horn of Africa Severely Food Insecure

UN-OCHA: 700,000 people (Kenya), 1.6 million people (Somalia), 6.1 million people (South Sudan), 7.9 million people (Ethiopia) and 6.2 million people (Sudan) are food insecure.

Horn of Africa Food Insecurity Outlook. According to UN OCHA, 22.4 million people in the Horn of Africa region are food insecure and need food aid.

BY XINHUA

The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) revealed on Wednesday that 22.4 million people in the Horn of Africa region need food aid. Continue reading UN Says 22.4 million People in the Horn of Africa Severely Food Insecure

EU Participated at the Baseline Survey Meeting of a Food Security Project in Eritrea

The project called ‘Support to the Agricultural Sector/Food Security in Eritrea’ is funded under the 10th EDF and has a total budget of €40.7 million.

The project seeks to enhance food security through increased agricultural production and productivity and to improve food access at household level.

BY EU DELEGATION IN ERITREA

The Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Agriculture called for a meeting to validate the baseline survey in support of the ‘Support to the Agricultural Sector/Food Security in Eritrea’ project. Continue reading EU Participated at the Baseline Survey Meeting of a Food Security Project in Eritrea

Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change

To counter the devastating impact of climate change, the Eritrean government invested in a range of initiatives and programs, including but not limited to: creating small-scale irrigation schemes; building numerous ponds, reservoirs and dams; installing solar panels for water pumps throughout the country; and developing drip, pump and sprinkler irrigation systems.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

According to the World Bank (WB), climate change, which will involve more droughts, floods, heatwaves, and other severe weather conditions, poses a great global threat, particularly to poor, vulnerable, marginalized populations, who are often hardest hit by its effects. Notably, multiple stressors, including the spread of HIV/AIDS, the implications of global economic integration, the privatization of resources, migration, and conflict are closely interrelated with climate change, while climate change has also negatively contributed to health problems such as malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, and dengue fever (Fields 2005; UNICEF 2015; World Bank n.d.). Continue reading Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change

Eritrean Scientist Wins Chinese Award

By Thomas C. Mountain,

HABTEMICHAEL Habtezion, an Eritrean scientist completing his Ph.D. in Fish Nutrition at one of China’s preeminent aquaculture universities has been named as one of China’s Outstanding International Students.

This award is given to only a handful of the many thousands of foreign students studying in China and “Habtet” is the first Eritrean student to be awarded such.

Habtet, who upon graduation will be highly sought after by both academia and the aquaculture industry has a dream, to return to his motherland Eritrea and help kick start the Eritrean aquaculture industry.  Continue reading Eritrean Scientist Wins Chinese Award

Eritrea Adopts 2013 National Agricultural Development Plan

Eritrea Food Security Strategy: Employing modern machinery and modern farming system to enhance national food reserve beyond annual consumption

By TesfaNews,

The gold rich state of Eritrea, through its Ministerial Cabinet, adopts the country’s integrated Agricultural Development Plan and its budget for the year 2013.

After assessing the accomplishments registered over the past 5 years to promote livestock and crop production, the cabinet discussed action plans focusing on soil and water conservation, raising the capacity of water reserve and laying additional irrigation farming infrastructure as well as mechanization of agricultural activities along with expanding researchContinue reading Eritrea Adopts 2013 National Agricultural Development Plan