AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

15-Jan-2020 to 14:56

Locust outbreak threatens rural food security across East Africa-FAO

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — A serious and widespread Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighboring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya with a high risk of further spread in the absence of immediate and significant scale up in control activities, a United Nations body warned on Wednesday.

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15-Jan-2020 to 14:42

FAO vows to strengthen Liberian agriculture

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Madam Mariatou Njie, says the United Nations agency remains committed to strengthening the agriculture sector in Liberia.

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15-Jan-2020 to 13:33

Botswana: Hunger stalks SADC as lean season beckons

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A record 45 million people in Southern African are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season (January-March 2020), a report released by the World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday shows.

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11-Jan-2020 to 12:08

Màlawi: New agric project seeks improved food productivity

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi President Peter Mutharika has launched a $95 million Agriculture Commercialization (AGCOM) project which seeks to improve productivity and diversify both food and export base of the country for a period of six years from 2020 to 2025.

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10-Jan-2020 to 14:42

Congo: CFA100 bln earmarked for bamboo cultivation

APA-Brazzaville (Congo) — The CEO of the National Development Fund of Congo (FNDC), Huo Kouyin has mooted plans to invest nearly one hundred billion CFA francs to promote the cultivation and industrialization of bamboo and transform the sector into a linchpin of the country’s green economy, the company said in a statement to APA on Friday.

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19-Dec-2019 to 14:03

Kenya: Cabinet approves commercial farming of BT cotton

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s Cabinet on Thursday approved the commercial farming of BT cotton hybrids following the successful completion of field trials that were conducted over a period of five years.

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18-Dec-2019 to 09:19

Botswana staring hunger in 2020 – FAO

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana is likely to experience a reduced cereal output during the current 2019/20 farming season on the back of unfavourable weather conditions, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation warned on Wednesday.

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