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Prioritizing Agroecology: A vital step for Africa’s climate resilience and food security at COP28

COMMENT | POLYCAP KALOKWERA | The global battle against climate change has made remarkable strides over the last three decades, marked by an enhanced understanding of climate science and the development of effective tools to address its causes and consequences. As the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) convenes in Expo …

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Chinese hybrid rice helps Africa enhance food security

Beijing, China | Xinhua | In June, a bowl of hybrid rice from Africa appeared as a special offering at the tomb of Yuan Longping, China’s “father of hybrid rice.” The gift was brought in person by Rakotoson Philibert, former Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture of Madagascar. Recalling that …

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Nigerian president declares state of emergency over food security

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has declared a state of emergency in response to high inflation threatening food security in Africa’s most populous country, the State House said Thursday. Dele Alake, a spokesman for the president, revealed this at a press briefing in the capital of Abuja, …

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Agriculture Ministry needs Shs660 billion for food security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) needs Shs660 billion to combat food security in the country. Out of this, Shs400 billion will be for boosting production, establishment of silos and food reserves. These recommendations are contained in the report of the …

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Gov’t routes for interest free loans to farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze, has implored Members of Parliament to support the ministry’s drive for interest free loans to institutions and farmers with large tracts of land. Tumwebaze said a newly piloted food security project targeting government institutions with …

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No biodiversity, no farmers, no food security

IFAD calls for a robust and ambitious agreement at biodiversity COP to protect the future of rural communities and food security around the world Rome, Italy | THE INDEPENDENT | With biodiversity declining to alarming levels around the world, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) calls upon leaders participating in …

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