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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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Battle ‘not yet over’ against locust invasions in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa, with an estimated 720,000 tons of cereal saved from the swarms of migratory pests across 10 countries. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the food saved is enough to feed five …

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Deforestation in Africa accelerates: UN food agency

Paris, France | AFP | Africa is the only continent in the world where deforestation is accelerating, according to key findings of a five-year report released Thursday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In South America, where some countries have been blamed for rampant forest exploitation, the rate of forest loss was …

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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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