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Bumper grain harvests: African countries defy global food slump

Favourable rains and government subsidies helped African countries remain food sufficient despite global shortages, according to the FAO Niamey, Niger  | BIRD AGENCY  | As ravaging drought, low rainfall and war in Europe resulted in a global slump in cereal production in 2022, some African countries went against the grain, …

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Misuse of food additives dangerous to human health – UNBS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has commenced the enforcement of standards on food additives. The additives are substances that are not part of a food or beverage in its natural form but are substances added to preserve, flavor, or enhance taste, appearance, or other …

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Focus on funding for food security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has tasked the sector ministry to focus its budget priorities on food security. The committee Chairperson, Janet Okori-Moe said there is need for a clear strategy to handle food insecurity. She added that availing money for seeds for …

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Global food prices surge 14.3 pct in 2022: FAO

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Pushed by higher energy and fertilizer prices stemming from the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, global food prices were 14.3 percent higher in 2022 than a year earlier, the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday. In 2022, the FAO’s sub-indexes show …

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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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