World Soil Day - Addressing Soil Fertility to Ensure Food Security

Every year the 5th of December is marked as the World Soil Day, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness about the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being. The World Soil Day promotes strategies for sustainable... Read More

If Farmers cannot Farm, who will Feed the Hungry?

Whilst the world’s population is increasing due to the rise of climate change, global food production will decline drastically up until 2050, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Ultimately the world needs to understand how poverty, climate change and hunger can be tackled together. Is climate-smart agriculture... Read More

World Bank Investment in Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture

The World Bank has recently approved a $250 million USD investment to the Climate-Smart Agriculture Project in Kenya. The main goal of the project is to “increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks for smallholder farming and pastoral communities.” The secondary goal of the project is to... Read More

Top 100 Twitter Accounts to Follow in African Aid & Development

In advance of the Aid and Development Africa Summit, AIDF has created a list of the Top 100 Twitter Accounts to follow in African aid and development. The list is comprised of 50 humanitarian leaders and 50 organisations all working to advance Sustainable Development Goals in the region.  The accounts were chosen based on... Read More

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17th is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly's declaration of October 17th as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and the 30th anniversary of Father Joseph Wresinski’s Call to Action. On 17 October 1987, Father Wresinki unveiled... Read More

East Africa Facing a Hunger Crisis

World Food Day raises awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger in order to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. This year’s theme promotes investment in sustainable food systems and rural development in order to address some of the global challenges including feeding the world’s growing population, protecting... Read More

ONE 2017 Data Report: Financing for the African Century

The continent of Africa is currently at a development impasse.  As global aid patterns shift and African economies weaken from the drop in commodity prices, Africa’s development becomes stagnate. According to the ONE 2017 Data Report: Financing for the African Century, Africa’s population has increased by 14% since 2012, but... Read More

[Infographic] Economic & Agricultural Impact of Disasters

In 2016, the world suffered $175 billion USD in economic losses as a consequence of natural disasters. As illustrated in the infographic, the Americas and the Asian continent incurred the majority of the absolute loss in the years between 1994 and 2015, each region set back by $870 billion and $709... Read More

Interview with Carlos Glatt Russek, CEO and Co-Founder of Glatt Stove

How is Glatt Stove involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Glatt Stove produces the simplest cook stove in the world that works with a liquid fuel containing a 90% volume of alcohol or above. The cook stove costs only 12 USD and is portable; hence you can cook... Read More

Takeaways from Aid & Development Asia Summit: Technology & Partnerships

The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit was held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 14-15 June 2017 at the Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 (MICC-2). The two day summit attracted more than 300 high-profile participants from the government, national and international NGOs, businesses, UN organisations, donors and media. Following the success... Read More

17 Million People Worldwide Suffer From Food Insecurity

In 2016, 108 million people suffered “Emergency” levels of food insecurity, a 35 percent increase compared to the previous year. Earlier this month, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released the 2017 Global Report on Food Crises, which highlights the highest number of food insecure people... Read More

[Infographic] Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Southeast Asia

Agriculture in Southeast Asia is predominantly small-scale yet is a major source of livelihood. According to the AIDF infographic, agriculture accounts for 80% of jobs in Laos, in Bangladesh and Vietnam the figure is approximately 47%. Between 25% and 35% of Myanmar’s GDP is provided by agriculture, which also accounts... Read More

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