Agriculture

Tackling impacts of drought through climate-smart agriculture practices and tools

FAO Somalia 7 JanThe Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) desert locust response programme is supporting rural farming households in Somaliland to address acute food insecurity in rural areas, combining generous funding from Sweden and that from other resource partners

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First-ever coco peat export from Sri Lanka to Kenya flagged off

coco peat Kenya 6 JanThe first consignment of coco peat export to Kenya was symbolically launched by Sri Lankan minister Namal Rajapaksa at the Port of Colombo

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Climate-resilient wild coffee populations discovered in Uganda

Uganda coffee 4 JanA team of Ugandan, Dutch and French scientists has discovered populations of potentially drought-resistant, high-quality wild coffees in Uganda

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Creating awareness on plant biosecurity in Mauritius

FAO workshop mauritius 30 DecA workshop focusing on plant biosecurity awareness and two video clips in English and Mauritian Creole on the topic, were launched by the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security Maneesh Gobin, in Port-Louis

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Norway supports locally-produced school meals in Malawi

Norway WFP 29 DecThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$1.5mn from the government of Norway to support the provision of locally-produced school meals for 50,000 primary school learners in Malawi

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