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FAO appeals for 130 mln USD for drought-hit East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Friday appealed for 14.77 billion shillings (about 130 million U.S. dollars) to provide time-critical assistance to highly vulnerable communities in drought-hit regions of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. FAO warned that an extended, multi-season drought is …

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FAO urges gov’ts to make agrifood systems more resilient

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Governments need to make their agrifood systems more connected, diversified, and resilient to sudden shocks, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed in a major report on Tuesday. Unveiled at a virtual conference at the FAO headquarters in Rome, “The State of Food and Agriculture …

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Uganda’s disaster preparedness too inadequate – UN agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has commenced a process to develop what should be a more coordinated and effective National Disaster and Risk Management Plan amidst criticism of how it has handled recent occurrences. The move spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with the …

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We prefer donations in kind to cash – Minister Tumwebaze

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze is discouraging donors from giving his ministry cash. Tumwebaze said cash donations are tempting and also items to be procured could take longer because of the procedures that must be taken such as domestic and international …

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Uganda faces serious hunger

New Global Hunger Index names Uganda along 30 other countries Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda is among six African countries whose “food scarcity” situation has been categorised as “serious” according to the latest Global Hunger Index published on Oct.14 by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe— two global non-profits that …

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Agriculture one of sectors hardest hit by climate disasters in LatAm, Caribbean, FAO warns

Santiago, Chile | Xinhua | Agriculture is one of the sectors hardest hit by climate-related disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday, which marked International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. “Anticipatory, short-term action must be based on longer-term resilience-building …

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FAO calls on countries to reduce food losses

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | The director-general of the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday called for countries to redouble efforts to halve food waste by the end of this decade. The organization estimated that around 14 percent of the world’s total food production is lost between …

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