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Germany contributes US$18mn to combat desert locust upsurge in East Africa

desert locust 1973079 640FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a US$18mn contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the desert locust upsurge in East Africa

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UK to fund five innovative businesses in Kenya

9067488900 96f3098f23 cThe UK has launched the second round of a business innovation challenge fund that will see an additional five promising businesses receive grant funding and technical assistance of up to US$128,309 each

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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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