AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

30-Jul-2020 to 16:44

FAO warns against major food crisis in Eastern Africa

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The East Africa region is facing an unprecedented triple food security threat caused by the combined effects of recent severe floods, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the upsurge of desert locusts, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned in a statement obtained Thursday.

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28-Jul-2020 to 17:06

FAO, Russia provide $10m to fight desert locusts in east Africa

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — FAO and Russia have signed a $10 million contribution agreement aimed at boosting efforts to control and eliminate desert locusts in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.

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23-Jul-2020 to 16:25

UEMOA Research Program boosts agriculture, livestock

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) Research Program on Priority Agricultural Sectors (PreFAP) has improved the productivity and competitiveness of five strategic agricultural sectors for food security in the eight member countries of this regional Customs Union, says a report of the institution published Wednesday.

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20-Jul-2020 to 17:02

Rwanda's banana trunk adds value to paper-making industry

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The banana plantation that grows in major part across Rwanda is famous for being among the highly consumed staple crops in the country thanks to its multipurpose uses –culinary and wine brewing a group of four local young entrepreneurs have increasingly turned to the plant for eco-friendly paper packaging bags.

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15-Jul-2020 to 15:54

Ethiopia discovers 1.4m year old large handaxe-like bone

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Paleoanthropologists working at the Konso research in Ethiopia’s southern area on Tuesday announced the discovery of a 1.4 Million year old large bone fragment shaped into handaxe-like form.

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19-May-2020 to 06:45

Mozambique cashew nuts output to decline by a third - Processors

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s cashew nuts output is expected to decline by a third in 2020 compared to last year, an association representing processors said on Tuesday.

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14-May-2020 to 09:35

Senegal's agropastoralists wary of Covid-19 effects

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s National Platform for Rural Consultation and Cooperation (CNCR) has expressed concern over the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on activities of agropastoralists in the country.

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