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Locust invasion sparks uncertainties in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents and leaders in northern Uganda are anxious over the possible invasion of crop-devouring desert locusts that have devastated parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The swarms with unprecedented size and destructive potential have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops, posing a bigger …

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Uganda, South Sudan face high risk of desert locust invasion – FAO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The desert locust swarms that have invaded Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could spill over into more countries in East Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. The UN agency stressed that the regions unusual climate conditions have favoured rapid reproduction of …

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African legislators asked to enact hunger eradication laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Uganda Country Representative, Antonio Querido wants Members of Parliament to avert the trends of malnutrition on the African continent by enacting laws that translate their political will into action. According to FAO, Africa has one of the highest prevalence …

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Expert calls for interventions on unsafe foods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Many people leaving in urban areas are resorting to unsafe food consumption as recommended foods are becoming too expensive for them. Agnes Kirabo, the Executive Director of a local NGO Food Rights Alliance has revealed. She says that policymakers should be thinking about how to …

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Resources for agriculture in Uganda

Planning and allocating resources to agriculture must follow five principles and 20 interconnected actions COMMENT | MILDRED BARUNGI | “A world where food is nutritious and accessible for everyone, in which natural resources are managed in a way that maintains ecosystem functions to support current and future human needs.” This …

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