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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)

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...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Government concludes processes to purchase livestock and poultry species

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Government has concluded the procurement processes for the purchase of 531,100 improved breeds of livestock and poultry species including sheep, goats, pigs, cockerels and...
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Nigerian military kills 6 gunmen, thwarts attacks in NW region

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Six gunmen were killed by Nigerian troops following attempts to attack local communities in the country's northwestern region, said a military spokesman in a...
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Kenya to create disease-free zones for livestock

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Kenya's agriculture and livestock ministry said on Friday it will establish disease-free zones for livestock to help the country control frequent disease outbreaks to...
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Kenya to use drones, mobile apps to assess impact of desert locust

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Kenya's Agriculture Ministry on Monday said that it will in July use drones and mobile applications to help assess the impact caused by desert...
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Kenya mulls measures to cushion livestock communities during COVID-19 pandemic

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Kenya is planning to put in place a raft of measures to cushion livestock communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior government official said...
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Sudan and South Sudan ink pact to boost livestock trade

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The governments of Sudan and South Sudan on Tuesday signed an agreement to boost cross-border livestock-based livelihoods through safeguarding animal health and promoting livestock...

Farmers in Bawku benefit from new dams

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Livestock and Vegetable farmers in some communities in the Bawku area have started making good use of the dams constructed under the one...
livestock

South Sudan launches diagnostic laboratory to boost livestock production

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South Sudan on Thursday launched the state of the art veterinary diagnostic laboratory to boost efforts of commercialization of its livestock estimated at about...
livestock

Namibia farmers dispose livestock in panic over drought

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Namibian farmers panicking from the worsening drought conditions have escalated their appetite to sell their livestock to avert loses, the Meat Board of Namibia...
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FAO helps drought affected families in southern Angola

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Wednesday that it has been providing assistance to livestock and agricultural development projects in Angola's drought...
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Kenya announces insurance payout for livestock farmers

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Kenya on Monday announced 209 million shillings (around 2.1 million U.S. dollars) insurance payout for livestock farmers in the arid and semi-arid parts of...
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Kenyan innovators develop machines to boost farmers’ yields

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Innovators in Kenya are coming up with various machines that are helping livestock and crop farmers boost their productivity. The machines are...
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Southern Africa cattle population growth decreasing due to drought

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A report on livestock production trends in SADC member states revealed Wednesday that Southern Africa's cattle population growth rate has been decreasing since 2014. ...
livestock

Tanzania launches livestock master plan to improve the sector’s contribution to economic growth

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The government of Tanzania has launched a livestock master plan aimed at improving the sector and enable it better contribute to the east African...

Ghana’s Livestock Sector Problems Must Be Fixed Quickly

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Stakeholders in the livestock sector have been advised to adopt pragmatic measures to harness the full potential of the sector for development. Alhaji Issah Salifu,...

MCE calls for sustainable investments in agriculture

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Mr Albert Okyere, the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive has called for strong and sustainable investments in the agricultural sector to create business opportunities. He urged...
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TUC Lauds Nation Builders Corps

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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) Thursday lauded the Government’s initiative to create the Nation Builders Corps (NBC) to address unemployment, but urged it to...
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Agriculture Investment Potential For Curbing Emissions

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Climate Change activists and experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany have said investing faster in agricultural climate action...
Poultry And Livestock Barbecue Festival

Poultry And Livestock Barbecue Festival Launched

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Minister of State in charge of Agriculture, Dr. Gyeile Nurah, has underscored the need for the local poultry and livestock farming sector to be...
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Kenya opens livestock resource centre

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday opened an animal resource centre at Sotik in northwest region to boost livestock production. The Liquid...
Two Egyptian boys are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Drought kills 130,000 livestock in Tanzania

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Over 130,000 livestock have died in Tanzania due to the drought that hit the country in the 2016/2017 financial year, according to a senior...

HelpAge International distributes cash and livestock to drought-hit older people in Turkana County

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HelpAge International has began providing assistance to vulnerable older people and their families most affected by the devastating drought in Kenya’s Turkana County. ...

FAO supports Tanzania’s endeavors to curb livestock diseases

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has dished out equipment and consumables to Tanzania in order to prevent and control...
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Assemblies Entreated To Champion Welfare Of Physically-Challenged

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Mr. Sylvester Barima Antwi, Founder of the Physically Challenged Action Foundation Training and Rehabilitation Centre, has entreated the decentralized assemblies to be committed to...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

South Korea raises foot-and-mouth alert to highest, stops moving livestock

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South Korea's agriculture ministry on Thursday raised its foot-and-mouth disease alert to the highest level for the first time in seven years, stopping the...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Drought-ravaged Kenya to spend US$13 million purchasing livestock

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Kenya has set aside 13 million U.S. dollars for a livestock offtake program aimed at mitigating the effects of the ongoing drought, an official...

GVMA Congratulates Nana Addo For Resounding victory

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The Ghana Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) has congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the President-elect, on his resounding victory in the 2016 elections. In a...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Number of livestock animals in Mongolia reaches record high

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The number of livestock animals in Mongolia has reached 61.5 million, a record high for the landlocked nation since it began to carry out...

Tanzania mulls revamping cattle farming to increase exports

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William Ole Nasha, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, said though the country has 25.8 million cattle, second only to Ethiopia in Africa,...