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FAO calls on countries to reduce food losses

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | The director-general of the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday called for countries to redouble efforts to halve food waste by the end of this decade. The organization estimated that around 14 percent of the world’s total food production is lost between …

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`I must work to eat’

Children reveal why they are not returning to school | THE INDEPENDENT | To limit the spread of Covid-19, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of all schools on March 18, 2020. The closures affected an estimated 73,200 schools, more than 15 million students, and 548,000 teachers. In October 2020, …

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We are prone to hunger- Katakwi leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katakwi district authorities have cried out to the central government for food aid to citing several calamities that have affected production. Katakwi district has been affected by desert locusts twice. It also suffers from other calamities like flooding, excessive heat during drought and Karimojong …

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Start walking back to your villages – Wakiso RDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Wakiso District Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Rose Kirabira Nalongo has advised Ugandans living in urban areas to start walking back to their villages if they cannot sustain their families other than waiting for food from government. She says that it will not be …

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WFP renews commitment to end hunger in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme –WFP has renewed its commitment to end hunger in Uganda by 2030. Ryan Anderson, the WFP Country Representative WFP announced the commitment during an annual stakeholders’ conference held for West Nile and Acholi sub-regions on Wednesday at Muni University. The Conference …

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Kenya’s hunger games

Why some Kenyans are going hungry months after a bumper maize crop | Timothy Njagi Njeru | Why are people going hungry in April after a bumper crop of staple maize was harvested last year? Distribution remains a persistent challenge when it comes to food access in Kenya. There has …

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