From rising food insecurity to tackling gender inequality
Every Tuesday we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.
- More than 110 million people in Nigeria live below the poverty line, and don’t benefit from the country’s economic growth. Ugo Aliogo explores how Nigeria can tackle economic inequality in This Day.
- More than 820 million people worldwide are undernourished and face food insecurity, according to the new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. The 2018 report, analysing the drivers of hunger and malnutrition, focuses especially on climate extremes. Read the report at FAO.
- Developing smart cities should focus on sustainable modes of transport – moving people and not cars. Amanda Ngabirano discusses how policymakers can best support rapid urbanisation, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Read more at New Vision (Uganda).
- Crop-destroying caterpillars are spreading across Africa, threatening food security of more than 300 million people on the continent. Read more at Eyewitness News (South Africa).