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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.
Maize is a key staple crop across the Nile Basin due to its variety, plentitude and easy cultivation. (photo: The Niles | Davis Mugume)
Maize is a key staple crop across the Nile Basin due to its variety, plentitude and easy cultivation. (photo: The Niles | Davis Mugume)
Maize is a key staple crop across the Nile Basin due to its variety, plentitude and easy cultivation. (photo: The Niles | Davis Mugume)
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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
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
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
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
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
Grubs being prepared in Uganda.  (photo: Muniirah Mbabaz | Department of Food Science and Technology, Makerere University)
Ingredients
Add crickets to your diet for more protein
20.12.2019  |  Society
George Muhanuka Tindyebwa has never tased his own coffee.  (photo: The Niles | Davis Mugume)
Ingredients
Reap what you sow!
20.12.2019  |  Economy
Dates sold in Cairo, Egypt. (photo: The Niles | Rehab Abd Almohsen)
Ingredients
Don’t throw away the date’s byproducts
23.12.2019  |  Economy
Maize is a key staple crop across the Nile Basin. (photo: The Niles | Davis Mugume)
Ingredients
Grow plentiful and nutritious maize!
27.12.2019  |  Society
A woman collecting dried maize leaves for livestock feed on a khat field partially intercropped with maize in Wondo village, Ethiopia. (photo: The Niles | Tesfa-Alem Tekle)
Ingredients
Beware of easy money
27.12.2019  |  Economy
A women prepares bread dough in Egypts’s capital Cairo. (photo: The Niles | Asmaa Gamal)
Ingredients
Bread: The food that sparks revolutions
27.12.2019  |  Society
Ayman El-Rabi (right) at work with his colleague.  (photo: The Niles | Asmaa Gamal)
Directions
How to make good bread
28.12.2019  |  Society
A woman in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa beautifies her plot with ornamental flowers and with food plants. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
Directions
Plant crops in the city
29.12.2019  |  Society
Taste the Niles.  (photo: Mio.Matsumoto)
Dessert
Taste the Niles
30.12.2019  |  Society
One of these kosharis is not like the other! Can you spot the 10 mistakes? (photo: The Niles | Mio.Matsumoto)
Dessert
What’s wrong here?
30.12.2019  |  Society
Share your favourite recipe with us. You cook, we publish! (photo: The Niles | Mio.Matsumoto)
Dessert
The Niles à la carte
30.12.2019  |  Society