Improving the livelihood of small-scale farmers
Taking a New Look at Africa's Agriculture; Develoepmental Communication

Tanzania: Feed the Future combats poverty by improving productivity of small farms

USAID While Tanzania’s economy has steadily grown over the past decade, over 49 percent of Tanzania’s population lives on less than $1.90 a day (World Bank, 2011). Malnutrition remains high. Over 34 percent of children under age five are stunted and nearly 45 percent of women of reproductive age are anemic. To help Tanzania achieve the second Sustainable Development…

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Three Priority Intervention Areas to Provide West Africans with Sufficient, Affordable, and Nutritious Food in the Long Term

— According to the Food Crisis Prevention Network, a record 18.6 million people are currently in need of food assistance in West Africa. While urgent and immediate humanitarian action is necessary to protect vulnerable populations, a new World Bank and FAO publication offers fresh thinking for dealing with both the challenges and opportunities resulting from accelerating long-term trends including…

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Advancing research on climate change: World Bank grants $60 million to help strengthen the resilience of the agricultural sector in Africa

This piece was originally published on the World Bank’s website. WASHINGTON  – The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to help African countries strengthen the resilience of their agricultural sectors to the threat posed by climate change. The grant fulfils the World Bank’s commitment at the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit…

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