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Rising world hunger requires rural rethink: UN

Rome, Italy | AFP | A sudden rise in hunger across the globe will require a new emphasis on developing rural economies, the United Nations said on Monday. After steadily declining for a decade, 2016 saw an increase in hunger, with 815 million people, or 11 percent of the world’s population, …

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ANALYSIS: Maize worm worries

Fall armyworms are back, but government’s help isn’t Kampala, Uganda | Andrew S. Kaggwa | The rains are back but so is the dreaded fall armyworm. This time it is attacking maize at a much younger stage – meaning it will be more costly for the farmers than last season. …

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COMMENT: The pesticide threat

The appointment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s biggest detractor as its boss could become America, and the world’s nightmare  By Mojisola Ojebode A new report issued by the United Nations (UN) takes a controversial stance on synthetic pesticides. The conventional wisdom is that they are essential to feed the …

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JOBS: FAO Youth Employment Consultant

JOBS: Youth Employment Consultant, Rome Organization: FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Tasks include: Identifying the main challenges for youth employment creation along particular agricultural value chains, and on different approaches, initiatives and tools that have been developed by other institutions to overcome these challenges in …

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UN releases $22 million to fight famine threat in Somalia

  Rome, Italy | AFP | The United Nations has approved an emergency loan of $22 million (20.3 million euros) in a bid to prevent another famine in drought and crisis-hit Somalia, its food agency said Tuesday. The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is releasing the funds to the Food and Agriculture …

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Govt monitoring reported Bird Flu cases in east, western Uganda

Bird flu cases reported in Budaka, Kisoro districts Two more districts Budaka and Kisoro are under surveillance following reports of suspected cases of avian influenza. Scientists in the ministry of agriculture revealed that laboratory tests confirmed the presence of avian influenza -commonly known as bird flu- in samples sent from …

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Burning Uganda’s future

The impact of the charcoal industry on Uganda’s environment should makes us despair, comments Boaz Opio. Tree fellers should use the timber for making their own coffins. Because as they cut that 100-year old Mvule, they are killing a poor tree that has been busy supplying them with good air …

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