Agriculture

Novel chemistry discovered to protect crops from fungal disease

exeter rice afAs pathogenic fungi pose a huge and growing threat to global food security, a consortium of researchers from the University of Exeter, led by Professor Gero Steinberg have discovered a novel chemistry to protect crops from fungal disease

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Food shortage would be a serious crisis in UK under lockdown, says GODAN executive director

godan covid feagIn the UK’s coronavirus lockdown situation, it is imperative that plans are in place to ensure the supply chain remains open, functional and optimised, according to Andre Laperriere, executive director at Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

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Spur in agricultural activities as highway opens up northern Togo

AfDN CU9 road agriThe 120-metre Alemondji bridge has been built as part of the renovation of the roads on the CU9 corridor linking Lomé, Cinkansé and Ouagadougou, ensuring improved agricultural market access for inputs and products in the region

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Nigeria unlocks the potential of 50,000 farmers

Nigeria farmer communityAFEX Commodities Exchange Ltd, Nigeria’s first private-led commodities exchange, has evolved a plan that will financially unlock 50,000 farmers

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UNMISS embarks on resettling returnees in Rumbek North area

household foodThe United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has begun a campaign to resettle returnees who were displaced during last year’s intercommunal clashes living in the Rumbek North area

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