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Building back school girls' confidence with sanitary towels

30 May 2022

Thanks to funding from the Waitrose & Partners Foundation, teenage girls from low-income backgrounds in Kenya now have access to sanitary towels since Farm Africa distributed ten boxes to their school.

Ukraine war and drought cause food shortages in East Africa

27 May 2022

Severe drought is plaguing farming communities in eastern Africa where acute water shortages, reduced food availability and livestock deaths have led to a hunger crisis. In addition to the already dangerous threats of the COVID-19 pandemic and conflict in northern Ethiopia further compounding the crisis, the region is now also feeling the impact of war in Ukraine.

IPCC climate report calls for urgent action on climate change mitigation and adaptation

10 March 2022

A new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlines how human-induced climate change is leading to biodiversity loss, water shortages, reduced food production, loss of lives and reduced economic growth.

Enhancing horticultural production in Dodoma, Tanzania

16 February 2022

Tanzanian horticulture farmer, Gerald, has boosted his yields and income thanks to Farm Africa's Boosting sorghum production in a changing climate project. Funded by Irish Aid through the World Food Programme, the project supports farmers in Dodoma, Tanzania with technical knowledge, helping them to diversify their crop production and gain access to profitable markets.

Boosting nutrition and livelihoods through livestock

09 February 2022

New findings from Farm Africa reveal that women’s economic empowerment and higher household socio-economic status led to improved diets amongst pastoralist women and children in Karamoja, Uganda and South Omo, Ethiopia.