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UN issues alert on new wave of desert locusts in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has issued an alert on the fresh desert locust invasions in Somalia that pose a huge threat to food security. In its desert locust situation update, FAO said more swarms will in the next days …

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Coronavirus hits farmers

Survey shows Uganda faces worst food risk in Africa Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan farmers are among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures in Africa according to research released on Oct.16 by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), an independent international development organisation that works to …

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Kampala residents lack food

More towns also affected, according to experts Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People living in towns are likely not to have food in the right amounts and nutritious value in the coming months, according to experts from 15 international organisations is who monitor such issues.They include United Nations agencies like …

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Fighting the next pandemic

Scientists around the world are already battling superbugs worse that COVID-19 | PROF. DAVID W GRAHAM AND PROF. PETER COLLIGNON | For many years, people believed antibiotic resistance in bacteria was primarily driven by imprudent use of antibiotics in clinical and veterinary settings. But growing evidence suggests that environmental factors …

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FAO urges to keep plants disease-free

Rome, Italy | XINHUA | Plants are the source of 98 percent of the air humans breathe and 80 percent of the food that people eat, so keeping them free of diseases and pests is crucial to human survival, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday. In …

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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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