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USDA launches cashew value chain project for West African countries

USDA cashewThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a US$38mn project in The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau to enhance the regional cashew value chain and improve the trade of processed cashews in local and international markets

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Data-driven roadmap towards accurate harvest forecasts

tomatoes GreencoHoogendoorn Growth Management’s Harvest Forecast module is set to enable the international snack vegetable grower Greenco to calculate a harvest forecast one week in advance for the coming four weeks

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Reducing food waste is most important to tackle climate crisis: GODAN executive director

GODAN FEAG 2020Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), has highlighted the importance of reducing food waste

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FAO: Urgent need to fight Desert Locust upsurge in Horn of Africa

desert locust 31As the Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa threatened to provoke a humanitarian crisis, FAO director-general QU Dongyu appealed for urgent funding to tackle the outbreak and protect livelihoods and food security

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World Food Programme and Sudan hold second forum to curb post-harvest losses

Post harvest lossThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan hosted a three-day event on post-harvest losses, to explore ways of reducing food losses through approaches such as hermetic storage bags that were showcased at the event

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