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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...

FAO Country Representative presents Letter of Credence to Foreign Minister

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Madam Joycelyn Gayden Brown Hall, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Ghana, has presented her Letter of Credence to Madam Shirley...

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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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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UN teams, partners move to contain Ebola outbreak in DRC amd Guinea

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Teams from the United Nations and humanitarian partners are in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and southeast Guinea to...
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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...
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)

UN releases fund to fight desert locust spread in Kenya

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The United Nations has appropriated 1.5 million U.S. dollars from its Central Emergency Response Fund to fight the possible spread of a desert locust...
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...
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32,000 children flee impact of storm in Somalia: charity

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More than 32,000 children including their families have fled the impact of Gati, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia on record,...
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Ghana urged to tighten examination of planting material at its borders

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Dr Victor Attuquaye Clottey of the West Africa Centre for Agriculture Bio-Science International(CABI), has called on the country to tighten border examination of all...
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UN launches training program to help Somalis adapt to COVID-19 impacts

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched radio training programs in Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation...
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Where are the bees of Mognori?

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In July this year, as I stood under the giant baobab tree on our farm in my home village of Mognori in the Bawku...
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FAO Supports training of media personnel on VGGT and SSF

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The Food and Agricultural Organization(FAO), in collaboration with Friends of the Nation (FoN), has held a two-day capacity building workshop for journalists to improve...
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Ghana Adopts Food Safety Policy

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Many food environments worldwide have transformed in the past few decades. Consumers are often in a dilemma on what they should eat, how, and...
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 warns large desert locust swarms in East Africa could migrate west

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Sunday that large numbers of desert locust swarms that have formed in...
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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...
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)

UN says desert locusts pose threat to food production in Somalia

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The desert locusts' infestation in Somalia has reached a dangerous stage, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned. In a report...
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)

UN says desert locusts pose threat to food production in Somalia

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The desert locusts' infestation in Somalia has reached a dangerous stage, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned. ...
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 intensifies desert locust control measures in Kenya’s county

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said Saturday it has intensified the desert locust control measures in Turkana County in...
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Kenya’s displaced families hope to return home sooner

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When Lake Victoria burst its banks and displaced hundreds of families in western Kenya about a month ago, many of the victims hoped they...
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Ghana’s fisheries collapsing as trawlers take young fish- report reveals

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Ghana’s sardinella fishery is under severe threat from illegal targeting by industrial trawlers in an illegal transshipment trade known locally as “saiko”. According to a...
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Don’t let COVID-19 become a hunger game – FAO

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Mr QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had admitted that the COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on...
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 situation to worsen in Greater Horn of Africa

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UN humanitarian workers expect a rapid deterioration of the Desert Locust situation in the Greater Horn of Africa, a UN spokesman said Friday. There is...
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

Ethiopia racing against time to control locust invasion

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The United Nations has warned that the Ethiopian government is racing against time to control the ongoing desert locust invasion as the February-May harvest...
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Ongoing desert locust crisis to further escalate food insecurity in E. Africa

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The ongoing desert locust outbreak could further trigger serious food insecurity in east Africa as some 20.2 million people presently facing severe acute food...
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UN agencies appeal for more funding to tackle locust outbreak

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The director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, and the executive director...
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Locust outbreak threatens food security in East Africa, international response urged

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by Xinhua writers Bai Lin, Bedah Mengo The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects...
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Desert locust situation “extremely alarming” in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

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Widespread desert locust infestations and a new generation of breeding has continued threatening food security and livelihoods in the region as the situation remains...
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Consumers waste much more food than commonly believed

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Consumers may waste more than twice as much food as is commonly believed, a study published on Wednesday in scientific journal PLOS ONE showed. ...
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FAO to strengthen South-South, triangular cooperation to accelerate agri-food systems transformation

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Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu on Wednesday said the organization will further leverage the full potential of South-South...