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UN chief welcomes Russian decision to extend Black Sea grain deal

New York, US | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday welcomed Russia’s decision that would allow the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which allows the export of Ukrainian grain and other agricultural products from Black Sea ports. “We have some positive and significant developments: confirmation by …

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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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World food prices decline for 12th consecutive month

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | World food prices declined for the 12th consecutive month in March, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday. It was the first time the index has fallen for a full year. FAO’s broad Food Price Index slipped 2.1 percent in March, and it …

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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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