FAO’s global action to control fall armyworm outbreaks

fao wormFAO has advanced global action to control the spread and damage of fall armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East

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Ethiopia scaling up locust control operation as planting season starts

locust swarmAs the February-May Belg season starts, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture is scaling up aerial and ground operations in Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNP) regions – Belg crop-producing areas to control desert locusts

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AfDB and Nigeria to implement special agro-industrial processing zones

agro food chainThe African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, has held a meeting with stakeholders to discuss details around special agro-industrial processing zones in Nigeria

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‘Nutritional benefits of edible insect products growing market demand’

beetle powderThe global edible insects market is projected to achieve more than 47 per cent CAGR from 2020 to 2026, supported by rising consumer awareness about nutritional benefits of edible insects and willingness to explore new dietary trends, according to Global Market Insights

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Switzerland donates US$1.02mn to fight desert locust outbreak in East Africa

desert locust febThe Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is donating US$1.02mn to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to tackle massive desert locust infestation in East Africa

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