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World food prices rise for 2nd consecutive month: FAO

Rome, Italy | XINHUA |¬†World food prices edged higher in July, the second consecutive month of increases on the heels of lower prices for the first five months of the year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported Thursday. FAO said rising prices for vegetable oils, dairy products, …

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FAO says Kenya on course to eradicate desert locusts

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | Kenya is likely to become free from desert locusts in the near future thanks to roll-out of robust containment measures, a senior official from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Tuesday. Cyril Ferrand, FAO’s resilience team leader for East …

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Coronavirus causing short- and long-term “uncertainty” in food chains: FAO report

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The global coronavirus outbreak is causing “unprecedented uncertainty” in the world’s food supply chains, according to a report released Thursday by the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The “Agriculture Outlook 2020-2029” report, produced by FAO and the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation …

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Uganda gets UGX 11Bn from Russia to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Russian Federation has today donated USD 3 million (11.2 billion Shillings) to fund Uganda’s efforts against desert locusts. Uganda has been invaded thrice since March with the last swarm seen on May 26, in Kaabong district in Karamoja sub-region. The donation comes amidst …

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Large swarms of locusts expected to invade Uganda – Bagiire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Large swarms of desert locusts are expected to invade Uganda from Kenya between June and July coinciding with the start of the harvest season in the region. swarms of ravenous locusts invaded several districts in Eastern and Northern Uganda at the beginning of this …

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