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We are what we eat
The food we eat literally determines who we are. It influences our physical, mental and even emotional well-being. From Egypt’s Cairo to Burundi’s Gitega, this issue of The Niles attempts to explore the essentials of food: from conflict and food insecurity to the sensory aspects of preparing and eating national dishes.
Protect DRC’s breadbasket from armed thugs
Although eastern DRC has some of the most fertile land in the country, many farmers cannot harvest their seasons of hard work, due to dangerous kidnappers waiting amidst the crops.
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Invest more, modernise farming and open the borders to allow for food trade
With basic farming techniques and complex trading, Nile Basin countries are in a race against time to avert a major food crisis.
Respect the river that nourishes us
To feed the growing number of people who will rely on the Nile in coming years, all countries in the basin must ensure that the river is used sustainably.
Help the smallholder farmer to end hunger in the Nile Basin
The bulk of food in the Nile Basin comes from smallholder farmers. Once they are adequately supported, it could bring an end to food insecurity in a region rich enough in resources to feed everyone.
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The Food & Food Security Issue
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Correspondents from the Nile’s riparian countries take a closer look at food and food security in the basin.
I am the Nile
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Listen to me and my wisdom for I have ebbed and flowed long, and I know the secrets of the ancients.
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