Large swathes of the Horn of Africa are currently in the midst of a drought, and around 15 million people are facing food and water shortages. It is a humanitarian crisis with no signs of improving during 2017.
CHEBORGEI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mid-morning in Cheborgei village in Kericho County - and against the stunning backdrop of vivid green fields of tea - some farmers were still plucking leaves while others packed tea into sacks ready for transportation to collection centers.
This presentation was held by Emelie Zonabend König at the interntional seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016.
In the next decade agricultural development in Africa will occur against a backdrop of dynamic changes in global, regional and national economies, driven by rapid globalization, increasing demand for strategic resources, instabilities affecting agro-food and energy systems and, not the least, by the growing population.
Making a movie about a research project is frequently mentioned as a desirable output, but it does not happen that often.
According to a recent survey by the Institute of Economic Affairs, young people under the age of 34 make up 78.3 percent of the Kenyan population. Farm Africa’s Youth Empowerment in Sustainable Agriculture (YESA) project is working to build young people’s interest in agricultural enterprises.