Food Inflation and Currency Collapse Threaten Food Security in Middle East and North Africa

Cairo, Egypt// — As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region celebrates the beginning of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan, it is experiencing a deepening food security crisis due to the combination of high food inflation and collapsing currencies. This is affecting millions of people across the region, particularly those living in countries […]

Kenya Drought: Pastoralists Suffer Despite Millions of Dollars Used to Protect Them

A young herder grazes cattle on dwindling pasture in the drylands of Kenya. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images Tahira Shariff Mohamed, Institute of Development Studies and Ian Scoones, Institute of Development Studies Across the arid landscape of northern Kenya, roadside signs proclaim projects aimed at creating “resilience” among pastoralist communities. This is a region where […]

Bird Flu: Nigeria is on Major Migratory Bird Routes, New Strains Keep Appearing

Nigeria has to step up biosecurity measures to check frequent bird flu outbreaks. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Clement Meseko, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Jos Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of birds, commonly called “bird flu”, which has been recurring in Nigeria since 2006. It has resulted in the loss […]