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How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

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FAO urges Uganda on public investment in agriculture

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged Uganda to repurpose public investment in agriculture to spur economic recovery in the face of the COVID-19 effects and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A report, issued by the FAO late on Wednesday, said in the context of …

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Giving hope to Uganda’s mango farmers

FAO and agriculture ministry respond to plight of fruit farmers in western Uganda Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Uganda’s agriculture ministry have teamed up and responded to the plight …

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Global food prices decline but remain near all-time highs

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Global food prices slipped for the sixth consecutive month in September, as lower demand and strong production levels helped balance the impacts of higher energy and transportation costs, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported Friday. The monthly FAO Food Price Index, averaging 136.3 …

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FAO chief warns conflicts, climate likely to fuel more food crises

Bali, Indonesia | Xinhua | The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday that conflicts and climate-related impacts will remain as major drivers behind food crises, and called for resilience and more efforts for peace. Soaring global food prices sparked in part by the conflict between …

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Alvaro Lario’s ambitions

  How new IFAD boss plans to halt rural poverty by 2030 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On July 7, the Governing Council of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) voted Alvaro Lario from Spain to be its 7th president. Lario beat three other candidates including Khaled …

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Worsening hunger

 800 million people around the world affected Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | In the week Ugandan legislators from the northeastern region of Karamoja shed tears on national television due to the alarming hunger situation in their home districts, a UN report warned that the situation could get worse. The …

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Global agrifood market more balanced, but trade costs must fall: FAO

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Reducing trade costs would help boost sustainable development in the agrifood sector, enhancing integration and transformation especially in low-income economies, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a flagship report Tuesday. “A robust and well-integrated global agrifood system can help all countries withstand …

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Foodborne diseases affect 10 pct of world population annually: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Globally, foodborne diseases affect one in ten people annually, and the magnitude of the public health burden due to foodborne diseases was comparable to that of malaria or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The …

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