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Locust crisis calm in east Africa, says FAO

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Intensified control operations and limited breeding of locusts in east Africa have calmed the locust crisis in the region. Desert locust swarm The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) said in its latest update on Thursday, March 4, 2021. FAO noted that control operations have been intensified in Ethiopia and Kenya against swarms that are still immature. ...

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Funding shortfalls threaten East African locust operations – FAO

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In an online briefing, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has warned partners that without additional financial resources for fuel, flight time and pilot hours, the 28 locust control aircraft currently flying over the East African region to spot locust swarms and carry out spraying could cease operations in March. Desert locust swarm “The locust control ...

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FAO seeks $40m for anti-locust fight in East Africa, Yemen

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UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 it was seeking a further $40 million (4.46 billion shillings) to intensify its anti-desert locust operations in East Africa and Yemen in 2021. Desert locust swarm FAO said the funds would enable it to increase surveillance and control activities in the most affected countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, ...

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World Giraffe Day: Saving the Masai giraffe in East Africa

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The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) dedicated the year’s World Giraffe Day (observed on Wednesday, June 21, 2017) to saving Masai giraffe in Kenya and Tanzania. Giraffe have recently been listed as Vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Giraffe numbers in Africa are said to have plummeted by a staggering 40% over the last 30 years. “We estimate today that ...

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East Africa’s healthcare capacity gets $14.7 million boost

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Sub-Saharan Africa will need to create an average of 15-20 million new jobs per year over the next three decades to meet the current growth General Electric (GE) on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya announced a series of new commitments aimed at addressing some of the most critical health challenges in East Africa through a sustained focus on skills development and ...

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Meteorologists warn of El Nino over East Africa

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Few days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of worst climate ahead, East African Meteorologists have moved to issue El Nino alert over the region. Uganda National Meteorology Authority is calling for preparation of the members of the public for the occurrence of the adverse weather event. According to the alert, El Nino is expected to occur between ...

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