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Food Too Expensive, Children in Kampala Drink Fuel Instead

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

Some children in Uganda’s capital say they can’t afford to buy meals, but bottles of aviation fuel are affordable. They inhale the fuel’s fumes and even drink the fuel to get a high that they say masks their hunger.

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Small Grains Hold Promise for Alleviating Food Insecurity in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureNutrition

An estimated 1.1 million people in Zimbabwe have unreliable access to food, so agricultural experts are encouraging farmers to grow drought-resistant small grains. But because maize, the country’s staple crop, fetches a higher price, it may be an uphill battle.

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Palm Oil Prices Skyrocket in DRC, as Demand Outpaces Production

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureBusinessNutrition

Palm oil is a standard ingredient in Congolese kitchens, but it’s also commonly used to make soap. Now, demand is outpacing production – and some families are getting priced out of the nutritional staple.

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Orange Sweet Potatoes Provide a Recipe for Healthier Children in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

Never mind the starch; these veggies are jam-packed with vitamins A, B6 and C, and they support the immune system. In a country plagued by high food prices and crop failures, and where 36 percent of children are undernourished or suffer from stunted growth, a national project attempts to teach locals about better nutrition.

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Ugandan Research Project Hopes to Make Nutritious Grasshoppers Available Year-Round

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

A good source of protein, and delicious fried. The trouble has been that the insects can only be had during certain months, but researchers are seeking to solve this problem and, in turn, reduce malnutrition across the country.

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Rabbit Meat Gains Fans in Zimbabwe as a Healthy Protein Source

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessNutrition

More and more Zimbabweans are choosing to eat rabbit meat, a low-fat protein source, and those selling the meat say their businesses are more successful than they have been in years.

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