In Ethiopia, six million lives are at risk as the locust outbreak threatens to cause “large-scale crop, pasture and forest-cover loss, worsening food and feed insecurity,” according to the FAO.
From Senegal to Malawi, Israeli NGO Innovation: Africa has carried out over 200 innovative technology projects across Africa, helping to improve the lives of at least one million people. And counting. Find out how Israeli innovations and know-how are changing communities across Africa for the better.
An international research group that includes Israeli scientists has deciphered genetic code – its sequence and genome structure – of the deadly parasite Trypanosoma brucei that causes sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery could lead to the development of treatments to protect people from it.
The ancient Israelites were a pastoral people, and there were many shepherds among them. Grazing sheep, goats and other domestic animals was the profession of many biblical figures, including the patriarchs Abraham and Jacob, the Twelve Tribes, Moses, David and the prophet Amos. Metaphorically, the term “shepherd” is also used many times in the Bible to denote God.