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African experts urge investments in nutrition

Adequate financing and political goodwill are required to tackle malnutrition and childhood stunting worsened by the pandemic Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Robust investment in food security and nutrition programs tailor-made for vulnerable demographics including children, women and the elderly is key to hastening Africa’s recovery from COVID-19 related shocks, experts …

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NAADS partners with religious leaders to drive agro-industrialization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has partnered with religious institutions to help in the implementation of its agro-industrialization drive under the National Development Plan III. In a Memorandum of Understanding between the government and the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, the two parties hope to among other things, change …

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Biotech crops can save Africa’s food shortage

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Biotech crops can effectively contribute to addressing food security and mitigating climate change challenges in Africa, according to Dr. Sylvester Oikeh, TELA Project Manager at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation. Dr. Oikeh, who was speaking during the Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA’s) Fourth African …

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Coronavirus causing short- and long-term “uncertainty” in food chains: FAO report

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The global coronavirus outbreak is causing “unprecedented uncertainty” in the world’s food supply chains, according to a report released Thursday by the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The “Agriculture Outlook 2020-2029” report, produced by FAO and the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation …

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Uganda on food security threat alert as locusts invade

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Following the looming food security threat posed by the desert locusts which have already invaded Uganda through the northeastern region, the Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has put the entire country on standby.      Solomon Kalema, the Senior Knowledge Management Officer at …

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Milking it: investors hope Qatar’s desert dairy will be cash cow

Doha, Qatar | AFP | The cows of Qatar’s Baladna farm, housed in climate-controlled farms in the desert, exemplify the lengths to which Qatar has gone to resist what it calls an economic “blockade” enforced by its Saudi-led neighbours. When the boycott began in June 2017, Qatar responded with sweeping measures, …

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