Category Archives: Food crisis

Africa is not spending enough on food

This piece was posted by Hilde Faugli, Communications Intern at Find Your Feet.  While most talk about Africa these days centers on the World Cup in South Africa, sobering facts about the continent’s food situation have been presented in an International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI) paper entitled Public Spending for Agriculture in Africa: Trends and […]

See the Difference

See the Difference has now been launched! See The Difference is a not-for-profit video site where you can literally see the difference you make to specific charity projects. By donating to Find Your Feet’s work through See the Difference you’ll be able see exactly where your money goes and will learn about the Difference you […]

World People’s Conference on Climate Change

This piece was posted by FYF Communications Intern Tahsina Rumman Khan. I was glad to see that, at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba last week, the focus was finally being placed on listening to the voices of the poor. After the deep disappointment of the […]

Business as usual is not an option

As the UK election is approaching, Find Your Feet is one of the 188 organisations that joined the Vote Global manifesto. One of the key demands in the Vote Global manifesto is that the UK government support the poorest countries to adapt to and mitigate against climate change, ensuring that this funding is additional to official […]

Agriculture in Zimbabwe

This piece was posted by Betty, Programmes Officer, FYF UK Office On Thursday 18th March I attended a lecture by Ian Scoones of the Institute of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Ian’s subject was “New land, new livelihoods: agrarian change in Zimbabwe following land reform.” I was interested to find […]

Deliberating costs lives

There have been a couple of disheartening developments this week. The World Food Summit in Rome represents an opportunity for world leaders to address the growing food security crisis. However it looks likely that leaders will be signing a vague declaration which lacks targets or deadlines for actions to reduce global hunger. This strikes a […]

Voices of Rural Women on Climate Change

“The special perspective of women is often overlooked in global discussions on climate change.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Today (October 15th) is Blog Action Day. This year bloggers have decided to create discussion around climate change, in the lead up to Copenhagen this December. Today is also Rural Women’s Day. This international day was […]

Reflection on Norman Borlaug’s Green Revolution

Fascinating debate at Times Online about the merits and drawbacks of the Green Revolution. “For someone of my generation, growing up under postwar food rationing, the idea that food would always be plentiful and cheap seemed about as likely as a portable phone that you could carry around with you. For many of us the […]

Trees “vital for food security” in Africa

Integrating fleshy plants and trees into farming systems can help overcome food security challenges NAIROBI, 28 August 2009 (IRIN) – Countries tackling food insecurity and climate change adaptation can greatly benefit from agroforestry – integrating fleshy plants and trees into their farming systems, environmental specialists say. Sub-Saharan Africa has a history of food insecurity brought […]

‘Feeding Africa’ – Find Your Feet in The Guardian

FYF Director Dan Taylor was asked to write a comment on an article in The Guardian ‘Feeding Africa.‘ Visit the comment for a fascinating debate on the future of agriculture in Africa. In the Guardian’s editorial (Feeding Africa, 29 July) the suggestion is made that, without improved seed varieties and fertiliser, African agriculture is a […]