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FAO urges to keep plants disease-free

Rome, Italy | XINHUA | Plants are the source of 98 percent of the air humans breathe and 80 percent of the food that people eat, so keeping them free of diseases and pests is crucial to human survival, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday. In …

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Truckers complain of food stock-outs at parking yards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truckers have complained about their inability to access food in designated parking yards. As part of the measures to control the spread of the coronavirus disease-Covid-19, government designated parking areas for truckers in various areas across the country. However, a number of truckers at Nakalama …

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Kitgum leaders appeal for relief food from gov’t

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Kitgum district have appealed to the government to consider extending donation of relief food items. The government embarked on relief food donation to vulnerable communities affected by the lockdown. The food distribution was however restricted to the people in areas of Kampala and …

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Lack of food hindering ARVs adherence in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of food is hindering adherence to Anti-Retroviral treatment by HIV positive people at Kahendero fish landing site, Kasese district. Skipping or abandoning treatment affects the reduction of the viral load and protection of the immune system. Gladys Komugisha an HIV positive mother who …

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Food during lockdowns

How to ensure poor people in cities can still get it | ASTRID R.N HAAS | More than half of all African countries have now imposed lockdown measures aimed at flattening the curve of new COVID-19 infections. The reason for taking such drastic measures while infection rates are still relatively …

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IMF, WTO warn against export controls on medical supplies, food

Washington, United States | AFP | The growing use of export restrictions by governments can be “dangerously counterproductive” as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, the IMF and WTO warned Friday. The two institutions called on global leaders to commit to refrain from imposing or tightening controls on product sales, as they did at …

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