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Locust invasion creates food crisis for 1 million Ethiopians: UN

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Swarms of locusts in Ethiopia have damaged 200,000 hectares (half a million acres) of cropland and driven around a million people to require emergency food aid, the United Nations said Monday. The findings from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which recently concluded a …

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World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus: UN, WTO

Paris, France | AFP | The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide “food shortage” if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown causing severe slow-downs in international trade and food supply chains. Panic buying by …

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Bee farmers dejected over locust spraying

 Bee keeping employs 1.2 million Ugandans Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces’ sustained spraying of desert locust swarms across northern Uganda is causing panic among the region’s bee keepers. The bee keepers through their umbrella body, The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organization (TUNADO), say the …

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NARO conducting research on desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Research Organization –NARO is conducting a research on a total of 200 desert locusts. Winfred Aol Opiyo, an Entomologist at National Agricultural Research Organization –NARO told URN in an interview that the scientific investigation will determine the correct dose of chemicals being …

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NDA boss wants stores for veterinary medicines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman board of the National Drug Authority (NDA), Dr Merdard Bitekyereezo says he intends to ensure there are effective animal medicines on the market. According to Bitekyereezo, all his efforts in riding the veterinary medicine sector of fake products was impeded by lack of an …

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Desert Locust invasion

  Why Uganda could incur over Shs 800bn in agricultural losses Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda risks losing up to Shs 800bn (US$218.3 million) in export revenue if the desert locusts are not halted in the coming weeks, according to the agriculture ministry. East Africa’s third largest economy …

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