Indigenous Peoples

Special feature: International Day of Potato 2024 – Harvesting diversity, feeding hope

The International Day of the Potato 2024, May 30, is celebrated under the theme “Harvesting diversity, feeding hope,” bringing together innovation, resilience, and hope across Africa. YenKasa Africa celebrates this day by showcasing various potato stories, highlighting the continent’s diverse efforts to improve agriculture and food security. Potatoes are a key crop across diverse farming systems globally. As the third most consumed food crop globally, they contribute to the food

Special Feature: International Day of Forests 2024 - Forests and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World.

Forests cover over 30% of the Earth’s land surface and act as our planet’s lungs. They absorb harmful greenhouse gases, regulate climate, and provide vital resources for millions of people. On March 21st, we celebrate the International Day of Forests, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. This year’s theme, “Forests and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World,” underscores the urgent need for creative solutions to

The Coastal Fisheries Initiative: Teaching communities to fish sustainably

There are no longer plenty of fish in the sea. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than 35 percent of the world’s assessed fish stocks are fished at unsustainable levels, versus just 10 percent in 1974. Warming oceans, acidification, and pollution are also taking an increasing toll. And with the livelihoods of some 600 million people worldwide dependent on fishing to some degree, and growing demand for marine protein to feed

Rural people in Sudan call time on water wars

As the climate crisis takes hold, it’s said that the wars of the future will be over one of the most fundamental of human rights: water. In many parts of Sudan, these wars have already begun. Sudan lies in the semi-arid Sahel. Nomadic herders and their livestock have long crisscrossed these vast borderlands of the Sahara Desert. With an estimated 140 million animals, Sudan has one of the largest livestock sectors in

A new lease on life for Internally Displaced Persons in Mozambique

After being forced to flee his home in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, Ali Ndalila was able to restart his livelihood with the help of FAO and its partners. When Ali Ndalila had to flee his home in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, he was heartbroken for many reasons. Not the least of them was abandoning the particularly bountiful harvest that followed a lucky wet season. The region is blessed

A solar powered radio station broadcasting at the heart of the forest on the initiative of Hope International for Tikar People

One hundred years after the invention of Radio, this technology remains an essential tool in the education of peoples, especially the poor. This is demonstrated by Radio Taboo, a new radio station powered by solar energy in the village of Nditam on the Tikar Plain, Ngambé Tikar Subdivision, Mbam and Kim Division of the Centre region of Cameroon. The methods applied by those in charge of this radio station are