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Acute food insecurity at 5-year high in 2020 due to war, economic crisis, extreme...

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Conflicts, economic crises and extreme weather conditions pushed the number of people who faced acute food insecurity to 155 million in 2020, the highest...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Desert locust infestation declines in Horn of Africa – FAO

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Delayed rains in the Horn of Africa have helped keeping the locust population down, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations...
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Women in rural Uganda champion use of biogas as forests shrink

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As the world is set to commemorate International Day of Forests on March 21, women in rural Uganda are choosing to use biogas as...

FAO Food Price Index rises for ninth consecutive month in February

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Global food commodity prices rose for the ninth consecutive month in February, with quotations for sugar and vegetable oils increasing the most, the Food...
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Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030

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Mr Abebe Haile-Gabriel, Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Regional Representative for Africa, has disclosed that Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Locust crisis calm in east Africa – FAO

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Intensified control operations and limited breeding of locusts in east Africa have calmed the locust crisis in the region, the Food and Agriculture Organization...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Desert locust infestation declines in Horn of Africa – FAO

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The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Wednesday said that the Horn of Africa has recorded low desert locust infestation...
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FAO detects new desert locust swarms in Ethiopia

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Wednesday disclosed it has detected new desert locust swarms in Ethiopia. ...
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Somalia and UN appeal for funds to intensify anti-locust fight

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Somalia and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Thursday appealed to the international community for additional resources to intensify...
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FAO partners with South Sudan to tackle livestock diseases

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Thursday announced partnership with South Sudan to respond to livestock disease outbreak in...
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Favorable weather prolonging locust menace in Horn of Africa – FAO

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Locusts remain a major threat to the Horn to Africa due to favorable weather conditions, Keith Cressman, a Senior locust forecasting officer at the...
FAO Africa

FAO warns of renewed desert locust invasion in Kenya and Ethiopia

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Sunday warned swarms of desert locusts are expected to descend on large parts of Ethiopia...
FAO Africa

FAO launches project to enhance food security in Somalia

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a three-year project in Somalia to boost food security by increasing...
NAIROBI, June 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A swarm of desert locusts invade parts of Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

Fight against desert locusts in East Africa in peril amid funding shortfall

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Tuesday that funding shortfalls could derail aerial fight against desert locusts in...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO steps up anti-desert locust operations in East Africa

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said Monday its anti-desert locust operation will continue in all affected countries in East...
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Hatchery Bill to be passed by next Parliament – Dr. Akabua

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The Hatchery Bill would be passed into law by the eighth Parliament to effectively regulate and check operational standards in the poultry industry. Dr Geoffrey...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

FAO seeks 40 mln USD for anti-locust fight in East Africa, Yemen

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking a further 4.46 billion shillings (40 million U.S. dollars) to intensify its anti-desert...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO steps up efforts to contain desert locusts in Somalia

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has intensified efforts to contain the spread of the desert locusts in Somalia that pose...
Science Antimicrobial Media

Media practitioners sensitised on antimicrobial resistance

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A two-day workshop to sensitise, educate, enlighten and improve understanding of media practitioners on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Use (AMU) has ended in...
FAO Africa

FAO reports highlights need for reinforcing global food supply chains

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Increasing trade between countries and developing markets are at the center of the development process, according to the latest edition of the State...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Desert locust fight in Horn of Africa bearing fruits – FAO official

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday that robust interventions rolled out by governments and donor agencies to fight...

FAO seeks “extraordinary collaboration” to transform agri-food systems in Africa

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) seeks "extraordinary collaboration" to transform agri-food systems in Africa to ensure access to safe, nutritious and...
FAO Africa

FAO vows to boost desert locust fight in Kenya

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Monday that it had prioritized eradication of desert locusts in Kenya and...
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UN official says Kenya’s food security remains stable despite COVID-19 pandemic

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday that Kenya's food security situation remains stable despite the effects of the...
FAO Africa

FAO to help Angola with first census of agriculture and fisheries

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has promised to follow the first census of agriculture and fisheries (RAPP) in Angola with the best...
Agriculture

Agriculture Organisations deliberate on policies to improve livelihoods

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The Zal-Taaba Organic Farmers’ Association (ZOFA) has held a day’s workshop for the Forests and Farm Producer Organisations (FFPOs) in the Upper East Region,...
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COVID-19, desert locust exacerbate food insecurity in E. Africa

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The East Africa region is facing an unprecedented triple food security threat caused by the combined effects of recent severe floods, the ongoing COVID-19...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO says Kenya on course to eradicate desert locusts

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Kenya is likely to be free from desert locusts in the near future thanks to roll-out of robust containment measures, a senior official from...
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South Sudan and FAO launch project to tackle animal disease

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South Sudan's Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Tuesday launched a...
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FAO calls for US$1.2 billion funding to support comprehensive COVID-19 Response Programme

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has launched a call for 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in fresh investment to fund...