Drought / East Africa / Ethiopia / Europe / Food Security / Ireland / Kenya / Pastoralism / Somalia / Vulnerability

Ireland’s longstanding support for Somalia’s poor and its current fight against another ‘Great Hunger’

Statue commemorating The Great Hunger in 18th-century Ireland (photo on Flickr by munksynz). Carl O’Brian in the Irish Times yesterday (26 Jul 2011) asks: ‘When does a food crisis become a famine?’ Irish journalists, people, government officials and aid agents have a particular passion for fighting famine, which so devastated their country in the mid-1800s, killing … Continue reading

CGIAR / Food Security / ILRI / Ireland / Livestock

Irish Aid increases collaboration with universities and research centres to reduce global hunger

The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power T.D., yesterday announced significant funding for collaborative research between Irish universities and international research centres to combat hunger. Outlining the Government’s increased support, Minister Power said: “This initiative represents an investment in research that will ultimately help to increase food production, improve diets and reduce vulnerability … Continue reading