Call for Mugabe to Apologise to the Nation, NGOs

According to Trevor Saruwaka Mutasa, if Zimbabwe goes hungry it has no capacity to feed its own people and therefore depends on non-governmental organisations and donor countries contrary to the mantra by President Robert Mugabe that they must leave us alone.

Mutasa states that in an article titled ‘food for all is our goal’, the country’s Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Prisca Mupfumira, attempts to pronounce a policy position on who must get this aid by boldly declaring that food is for all.

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Call for Applications: Registered NPOs With Feeding Programmes

FoodBank South Africa (SA) is a registered nonprofit organisation (NPOs) that collects edible surplus food from food manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The organisation redistributes this good food to registered NPOs that feed hungry people.

FoodBank SA calls for applications to registered NPOs that have a feeding programme to become a member and receive surplus edible food.

The registered NPOs should have a feeding programme atleast four days per week, to become a member and receive surplus edible food.

Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice

In this very timely book, two of the world’s most prominent critics of the global food system, Eric Holt-Giménez and Raj Patel, dissect the causes of hunger and the food price crisis, locating them in a political economy of capitalist industrial production dominated by corporations and driven by the search for profits for the few instead of the welfare of the many.  Here, greed has played just as destructive role as in the financial sector.

Zimbabweans In Need Food Aid, Says WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says nearly 1.7 million Zimbabweans will require food assistance in the 2010/11 season despite the recent recovery of the country's troubled agriculture sector.

In a report released this week, WFP’s Jan Delbaere, points out that, "Despite the improved availability of food, up to 1.68 million people will need food assistance because prices remain comparatively high for families with low incomes and little or no access to United States dollars or South African rand."

NGO Not Affected by Cuts in Food Aid

World Vision Rwanda says it will not be affected by cuts in food aid programmes by its parent organisation, World Vision International.

The non-governmental organisation has curtailed its food aid programmes and rations in Uganda, Sudan, and Burundi as they react to increasing global food prices coupled with high food demand.


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