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NDPC holds stakeholders engagement to improve food nutrition systems

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The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has organised a national learning event to create a platform for a national dialogue on how to achieve...
irrigation

Kenya mulls irrigation strategy to boost food security

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Kenya plans to put in place a national irrigation strategy in order to boost the country's food security, Joseph Irungu, principal secretary of Ministry...
agribusiness

‘Skills development in agribusiness critical’

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THE Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana (CAG) is calling on government to consider skills development as a critical component in the transformation agenda of the...
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

ECOWAS must build synergies to achieve food security – Bawumia

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says due to the strong linkages of the economies of the West African countries, it is imperative to build...

Experiences of Tempane farmers in the dry season

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More than 1.2 billion people do not have access to sufficient and quality food to meet their basic nutritional needs. Facts and figures ...
Ethiopian Tigray

WFP appeals for US$107 million to tackle food security in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

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The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Friday appealed for an urgent 107 million U.S. dollars to meet its emergency response requirements in...
Flood

The 2020 flood poses threat to food security in Upper East Region

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Mr Francis Ennor, the Upper East Regional Director of the Department of Agriculture, says the 2020 flood could pose a serious threat to food...
Farmer

AU agency to empower Nigerian farmers for food security

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The African Union Development Agency (AUDA) has earmarked a 10-year 2 billion U.S. dollars project to empower Nigerian farmers as part of the efforts...
World Soil Day

World Soil Day 2020: Connecting the dots between soil and agroecology for food security...

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Digital Campaign on Agroecology for Healthy Soil Agroecology provides the most favorable soil conditions for plant growth, particularly by managing organic matter and enhancing...
Awards

OFAB Ghana holds successful media awards ceremony

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The 4th Edition of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Ghana Chapter media awards ceremony came off successfully in Accra. It was under the...
Food Security

GSS inaugurates committees to assess food security and vulnerability

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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) on Thursday inaugurated its Steering and Technical Advisory committees to conduct a comprehensive food security and vulnerability assessment to...
Food Day

Government is committed to food security-Dr Bambangi

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Government is committed to implementing comprehensive agricultural policies to ensure uninterrupted supply value chains and strong market linkages to deepen of food safety in...
Personnel Week

Amansie Central DCE hails NASPA for contributing to food security

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Mr. Kwame Asamoah-Boateng, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Amansie Central, has applauded the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) for their contribution to food production...
food security

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...
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)

Zambian official hails Chinese company’s role in boosting food security

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A local Zambian official has praised a Chinese company's role in boosting food security by production of seed maize and other farm produce...
Workshop Journalists

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...
The debilitating impact of climate change

Ghana Climate Change platform to deepen stakeholders awareness on food security

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The Ghana Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a science-policy dialogue platform, is to deepen awareness and to enhance knowledge on climate change...
Agra Webinar

Securing the 2020 cropping season amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Nigeria (AGRA) had a Webinar on “Securing the 2020 Cropping Season in the face of Covid-19 Pandemic”....
World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP supports MOFA to assess the impact of Covid-19 on Food Security

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The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided equipment and funds worth GHC1 million to facilitate the assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Hh Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed With The Winner From The Okuafo Foundation

Ghanaian teenager develops AI to ensure greater food security for communities

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Agriculture is the region’s largest employer by sector and a key driver of participation in global value chains – but will the sector ever...
food security

Kenya says COVID-19 pandemic becomes a new threat to food security

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new threat to Kenya's food security, an official said on Monday. Peter Munya, cabinet secretary for Agriculture,...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan leader pledges military involvement to boost food security

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Friday pledged to involve the military to revamp the agriculture sector and eradicate food and nutrition crisis in...
Gmo Cowpea

Namibia to introduce five new cowpea seeds to boost food security

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Namibia will introduce five new cowpea seeds into the country's agricultural sector to ensure food security at both household and national level, official said...
Lockdown

South African lawmakers concerned about food security amid lockdown

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South African lawmakers on Thursday voiced concern over food security caused by disruption of agricultural value chain due to the Covid-19 lockdown. ...
Rain

Heavy rains brighten food security prospects in Kenya amid COVID-19 fight

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Kenya is experiencing heavy rains that started over a week ago, with the deluge bringing mixed fortunes to the east African nation amid the...
Food Criss

Food crisis could hit after battle against Covid-19 is won

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Since the emergence of the first case of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, at the cusp of 2019 and its subsequent spread across the globe,...
Some elderly women receiving free drugs

Elderly South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia rank food security as top priorities

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Thousands of elderly refugees from South Sudan hosted in neighboring Ethiopia consider access to nutritious food, basic sanitation and safety as their urgent priorities,...

MTN UniGeek Challenge Unveiled: Ultimate Winner to Grab ¢50,000.00

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Ghana's leading telecommunications network operator, MTN Ghana has taken another judicious step by partnering with Leann Consult to outdoor University Geek Challenge, christened: “UniGeek”. This...
locust

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...
food

East African smallholders need support to boost food security

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A regional farmers' organization on Monday urged east African governments to support small farmers in order to boost food security. Elizabeth Nsimadala,...