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Women baking bread in Cairo, Egypt. (photo: The Niles | Asmaa Gamal)
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.
Members of an agricultural group visit the site of a recent abduction near Gisigari. (photo: The Niles | Tuver Wundi) Members of an agricultural group visit the site of a recent abduction near Gisigari. (photo: The Niles | Tuver Wundi) Members of an agricultural group visit the site of a recent abduction near Gisigari. (photo: The Niles | Tuver Wundi)
Basics

Protect DRC’s breadbasket from armed thugs

Tuver Wundi
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.
15.12.2019
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A couple in Thiet, Tonj State, South Sudan, plough their field. (photo: The Niles | Ayuel Santino) A couple in Thiet, Tonj State, South Sudan, plough their field. (photo: The Niles | Ayuel Santino) A couple in Thiet, Tonj State, South Sudan, plough their field. (photo: The Niles | Ayuel Santino)
Basics

Invest more, modernise farming and open the borders to allow for food trade

Henry Lutaaya
With basic farming techniques and complex trading, Nile Basin countries are in a race against time to avert a major food crisis.
15.12.2019
Farmland near in Goma, DRC.  (photo: The Niles | Tuver Wundi)
Farmland near in Goma, DRC.  (photo: The Niles | Tuver Wundi)
Farmland near in Goma, DRC.  (photo: The Niles | Tuver Wundi)
Basics

Respect the river that nourishes us

Tuver Wundi
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.
15.12.2019
A farmer in Karbab village, Darfur, July 3, 2014. (photo: UN Photo | Albert González Farran) A farmer in Karbab village, Darfur, July 3, 2014. (photo: UN Photo | Albert González Farran) A farmer in Karbab village, Darfur, July 3, 2014. (photo: UN Photo | Albert González Farran)
Basics

Help the smallholder farmer to end hunger in the Nile Basin

Henry Lutaaya
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.
15.12.2019
The Niles 14

The Food & Food Security Issue

MiCT The Niles
Correspondents from the Nile’s riparian countries take a closer look at food and food security in the basin.
15.12.2019
Prose Poetry

I am the Nile

MiCT The Niles
Listen to me and my wisdom for I have ebbed and flowed long, and I know the secrets of the ancients.
1.06.2019
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