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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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FAO: Uganda’s social protection initiatives commendable but inadequate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Since Uganda approved the National Social Protection Policy in 2015, progressive growth has been witnessed in social protection services by the government, but vulnerability and inequalities remain a concern, according to Antonio Querido, FAO representative in Uganda. Querido, who spoke during a 2-day workshop …

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Desert locust upsurge in Horn of Africa ends: FAO

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Wednesday said the desert locust upsurge that had ravaged the Horn of Africa for more than two years has ended. “The current desert locust upsurge has finally ended in the Horn of Africa after …

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