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Locust crisis calm in east Africa, says FAO

Desert locust swarm

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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Africa not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030 – FAO

Abebe Haile-Gabriel

Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, told a meeting reviewing progress made by the continent towards attaining that goal so far. Abebe Haile-Gabriel Co-organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Government of the ...

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AfDB, FAO to boost South Sudan’s agricultural markets with $14m

Benedict Kanu

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 signed protocols to disburse a $14 million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to be implemented by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Benedict Kanu, AfDB Country Manager in South Sudan The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development (AMVAT) project ...

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Favourable weather prolongs locust menace in Horn of Africa – FAO

Desert locust swarm

Locusts have remained a major threat to the Horn to Africa due to favourable weather conditions, Keith Cressman, a senior locust forecasting officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) said. Desert locust swarm In a statement issued in Nairobi on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Cressman observed that while plenty of efforts have been made in ...

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Funding shortfalls threaten East African locust operations – FAO

Desert locust swarm

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

Desert locust swarm

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 Soil Day: Minister seeks prioritisation of soil fertility management

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has urged soil scientists to assist in educating agricultural extension officers on soil fertility management. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nanono gave the advice on Saturday, December 5, 2020 in Abuja, at the “Experts dialogue”, in commemoration of World Soil Day (WSD) marked on Dec. 5, every ...

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Kenya faces risk of second locust invasion, warns FAO

Desert locust swarm

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Sunday, November 22, 2020 warned that Kenya could face an imminent second wave of locust invasion, an official source said. Desert locust swarm The UN agency said that control operations are underway against small hopper bands that were forming from local breeding in Samburu County, northern Kenya. In a statement issued in Nairobi ...

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ICEED named partner in fight against famine in northeastern Nigeria

ICEED

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has in a recent report named the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) as a partner in the fight against famine in the northeastern part of Nigeria. A ICEED training session on the benefits of using fuel-efficient stoves Other partners named include the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, State Ministries of Agriculture and ...

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GCF grant to help Côte d’Ivoire, others mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Yannick Glemarec

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Friday, August 21, 2020 approved several new projects, including one for Côte d’Ivoire that marks the first time the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has helped an African country obtain a grant from the international entity. GCF executive director, Yannick Glemarec Along with the $11.8 million approval ...

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