Food

Big Brother Africa housemates highlight food and nutrition with a cook-off challenge

Housemates wound up their ONE Charity Week activities on Friday by focusing their attention on food and nutrition. In a 2-hour “Knorr Cook-Off Challenge”, housemates were challenged to cook as much food as they could for disadvantaged children. Watch the housemates take on the Cook-Off challenge. ‘Biggie’ praised the housemates for their sterling performance during the ONE…

Brazil’s Lula: How to end hunger? First, believe it can be done.

The post is by Warren Nyamugasira, who attended ‘Towards African Renaissance: Renewed Partnership for a Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa by 2025‘ in Addis Ababa from 29 June – 1 July.  After years of attending such high level meetings, helping to draft communiqués and declarations, no one would be blamed for approaching these…

6 steps to reduce malnutrition

By Arathi Rao, ONE’s Policy Manager, Agriculture and Nutrition Last week world leaders pledged more than $4 billion to global nutrition programs and committed to save 20 million children from malnutrition at Nutrition for Growth, a pre-G8 event, in London. Now that these ambitious targets have been set, and tremendous resources have been mobilised to…

Why we need to invest in women farmers in Africa

“Because this continent is not only going to feed itself, we have to feed the world” As today is World Food Day, it is an appropriate time to recognise and appreciate the importance of Africa’s principals food producers; women farmers. Roughly 70% of small holder farmers in Africa are women, and therefore it is unsurprising…

Making our mark at the African Union summit

Guest blog post from sporting legend Haile Gebrselassie. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of working with ONE at the African Union Summit here in Addis Ababa. I was both honoured and humbled to be asked to join them in delivering your petition signed by almost 35,000 African citizens to the African Union Chair…

AU Summit kicks off with a call for investments in agriculture

The 19th African Union Summit kicked off earlier this week here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The official theme of the summit is Intra-African trade, but a lot of other issues will be on the table when the 53 African Heads of State meet this Sunday. Though the election for the head of the AU is…

Pomegranates in Pomeroy

Last week, ONE’s Africa Communications Manager, Wangui Muchiri and I had the opportunity to trek down to rural KwaZulu Natal (KZN), the province that has Durban as a favorite holiday destination for many. Our assignment took us deep into the midlands and hills of KZN, landing in Pietermaritzburg then a three hour drive to eMsinga,…

People don’t eat debates, they eat food – Kagame tells Rwandans

This is a guest post from Peter Opondo Head of News at NTV Uganda. They call it Umwiherero, literally meaning a retreat or a get a way for a private meeting in the main local language, Kinyarwanda. And indeed the 9th Rwanda National Leadership Retreat was a true get-away, held at the secluded Military Academy…

ONE’s first petition in Africa delivered to President Kikwete in Tanzania

“Farming is the future.  Famines should be consigned to history.” A group of smallholder farmers and ordinary African citizens marched to the State House in Tanzania today, to deliver a petition signed by more than 16,000 African ONE members.  This was the first time Tanzanian President Kikwete had received a continent wide petition, and the…

Nigeria: Famine – Millions of Africans Still At Risk

This article originally appeared on the All Africa website Africa Director, ONE.org, Dr. Sipho Moyo, has said that even though there is no longer famine in South Somalia, millions of people in Africa were still at risk. Reacting to the United Nations (UN) announcement that “Famine outcomes no longer existed in Southern Somalia”, she said,…

The Last Famine

As we launch our Hungry No More campaign we are privileged to publish the following guest post from Festus Gontebanye Mogae, the former President of Botswana and Ibrahim Prize Laureate. When I served as Botswana’s President I made it a priority to address poverty in my country and during my time in office, and in…

Fighting poverty with healthy indigenous foods in Zambia

The 2011 ONE Africa Award finalists continue with the announcement of our third finalist, a model for social entrepreneurship in the agriculture sector. If you are already familiar with ONE’s recent activities then you will know that we recently launched our campaign to address the famine in the Horn of Africa. Hunger and malnutrition continue…