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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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Kasese cotton farmers decry poor harvests

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton growers in Kasese district have decried the poor harvest that has contributed to prices reducing. Cotton is one of the traditional cash crops that farmers in Kasese have grown since colonial times. However, this season farmers say they are getting poor harvests as a …

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Kasese farmers in fear of looming hunger after poor harvests

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Families in Kasese district are on the verge of starvation following the long dry spell that has affected their crops. The most affected crops include the maize, groundnuts and beans. The worst affected are farmers in the maize growing corridor in the low land areas …

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