Africa

Photo: Lonnie Woods III
Photo: Lonnie Woods III

We Know Africa Can Feed Itself

The good news is that hunger is decreasing globally. The number of chronically hungry people shrank from nearly one in five people worldwide between 1990 and 1992, to about one in eight people between 2010 and 2012. That is real progress, but it is too soon to celebrate.

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Africare Interim Board Chair Stephen Cashin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, and Africare President Dr. Darius Mans. Photo: Stuart A. Watson Photography.
Africare Interim Board Chair Stephen Cashin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, and Africare President Dr. Darius Mans. Photo: Stuart A. Watson Photography.

Africa: United States Disengaging From Africa – Ibrahim

allAfrica.com — Although Africa is moving forward, the United States is pulling back, says Mo Ibrahim, the billionaire entrepreneur and father of Africa’s mobile phone revolution. “We are witnessing a gradual and continuous U.S. retreat from Africa,” said Ibrahim, speaking at the Washington Hilton Hotel ballroom on Saturday at an event hosted by Africare. “We don’t understand that. The U.S. has been a great friend all this years, but as soon as Africa found itself starting to move up, the U.S. is really disengaging, to be frank, and as friends we must be frank with each other.”

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ExxonMobil Marks World Malaria Day with Renewed Commitment to Combatting Malaria

IRVING, Texas (April 24, 2013) — On the eve of World Malaria Day, ExxonMobil announced its next round of ExxonMobil Foundation grants to organizations working hard to combat malaria. The new grants support the lifesaving malaria programs of leading global organizations, including Malaria No More, Africare, the United Nations Foundation, USAID, Jhpiego, Population Services International, UNICEF and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.

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Guidance: How to Measure the Number of Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) Based on Quantitative Methods and Isolating Food Aid Provisions

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Africare designed the indicator Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) to assess the extent of food insecurity in project areas, to develop and initiate intervention strategies, to target vulnerable households, and to assess and track progress made in improving food security throughout the life spans of food security interventions (FSIs).

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