AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

18-Jul-2022 to 11:53

21m Quelea quelea birds ravage Tanzania crops

APA-Dar es Salaam — An estimated 21 million red-billed (Quelea quelea) birds are currently ravaging rice, sorghum, millet and wheat fields in eight regions in the southern highlands, central and lake zones of Tanzania.

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17-Jun-2022 to 10:39

Tanzania bans donkey slaughter to save animal from extinction

APA-Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — Tanzania's Livestock and Fisheries, minister has declared a ban on donkey slaughter for the skin trade in a welcome bid to prevent the risk of the animal falling into extinction, APA learnt on Friday.

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13-Jun-2022 to 15:53

Somali farmers fleeing Shabaab taxes

APA-Mogadishu (Somalia) — Although long spells of drought have been blamed for the food crisis in much of Somalia, the tax regime introduced by the militant sect al-Shabaab in areas under its control has driven farmers away from their farms, a senior government official has said.

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23-May-2022 to 13:03

COP 15: FAO wants change in agric production patterns

APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The Food and Agricultural Organisation is proposing agroforestry as a major solution.

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16-May-2022 to 09:58

AfDB seeks support for Emergency Food Plan for Africa

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for the United States to back the institution’s US$1.5 billion emergency food production plan, according to a statement obtained Monday.

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13-May-2022 to 21:39

Sahel: innovation serving agriculture

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — A series of initiatives are being taken in the Sahel for sustainable agribusiness systems that are resilient to climate change.

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12-May-2022 to 20:02

FAO finances sustainable farming in Cote d’Ivoire

APA-Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) — FAO on Wednesday in Abidjan signed a 3 billion CFA francs project with the State of Cote d’Ivoire for the benefit of sustainable agriculture and the restoration of degraded soils, especially in the cocoa sector.

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