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Kenya beats back desert locust upsurge for now, but East Africa remains at risk

AF locust story PixabayCyril Ferrand, Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) resilience team leader for East Africa, has highlighted the UN organisation’s progress in combating Desert Locusts in East African countries

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‘Free trade can prevent hunger caused by future shifts in climate patterns’

wheat and corn af feag atrInternational trade can compensate for regional reductions in agricultural production and reduce hunger when protectionist measures and other barriers to trade are eliminated, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change

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Belarus agriculture deal set to boost Zimbabwe's food security

Zimbabwe farmwer PixabayA US$58mn deal between the two countries will revolutionalise Zimbabwe's agriculture industry, stated Zimbabwe's Honorary Consul to Belarus Alexander Zingman

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Tropic Biosciences and BASF to utilise GEiGS technology to develop traits for growers

Tropic Bioscience AF and FEAGTropic Biosciences and BASF have joined hands to utilise Tropic’s ‘Gene Editing induced Gene Silencing’ (GEiGS) technology to develop traits to address growers’ most critical challenges in protecting crops

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FAO launches COVID-19 response programme outlining priority areas

AF COVID 19 FLcikrFAO has unveiled its comprehensive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, aimed at preventing a global food emergency during and after the COVID-19 pandemic while working on medium to long-term development response for food security and nutrition

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