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How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

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S. Sudan launches parliamentary alliance on food, nutrition security

S.Sudan, Juba | Xinhua | South Sudan, in partnership with UN agencies, on Friday launched the parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition to advance strategies on the right to adequate food and promotion of investments in food and nutrition security. The platform will enable the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) to …

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FOOD: Three parents held for torturing children in Northern Uganda

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three parents in Apac district are in police custody for torturing their children over food. The suspects are Kenneth Okello, Nelson Ogwang, and his wife Collin Aol. Kenneth Okello, a resident of Ajodoko ‘B’ cell, Alworoceng parish is accused of burning his six-year-old son, …

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No more regular meals in some Ugandan schools due to high food prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners in many government schools across the country are going without meals over the skyrocketing food prices. The prevailing high cost of food has compelled school administrators to adjust their menus and regular feeding schedules such that they can operate within the available limited …

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UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in Somalia as famine looms

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, has expressed concern about the malnutrition crisis in Somalia amid a looming famine. UNICEF Representative in Somalia Wafaa Saeed Abdelatef said disease outbreaks have spiked between January-July period, with at least 8,400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera …

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Don’t chase starving Karimojong from your districts – Bishop

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rt. Rev. James Nasak, the Church of Uganda Bishop of  North Karamoja diocese has appealed to leaders in neighboring districts to be sympathetic to starving families from Karamoja crossing into their territory in search of food. North Karamoja diocese comprises Kotido, Abim, Kaabong, and Karenga districts. …

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FOOD: Moroto leaders ask for pre-registration of donors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto authorities have asked all people donating relief food to Karamoja to register with the district before it is delivered to the community. This follows complaints that some local leaders are using the hunger situation to campaign using relief food. URN has also learned that …

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UKRAINE: 2nd caravan of grain ships arrive in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | The second caravan of ships transporting grain from Ukraine arrived at the shores of Istanbul, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry on Saturday. Panama-flagged Navistar, which sailed from the Ukrainian port of Odesa to Ireland with 33,000 tons of corn, arrived in Istanbul at around …

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