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Rainforest Alliance’s project helping Kenyan tea farmers switching to renewable energy

rainforst alliance 22 JuneThe Rainforest Alliance has set up a project to develop safe and accessible renewable energy sources to conserve Kenyan forests and ensure healthier smoke-free homes

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Desert locusts could cause up to US$8.5bn in damages by the end of 2020

desert locusts 17 JuneHeavy flooding, as well as the effects of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will compound the socio-economic impact of locust infestations in East, according to the Unitd Nations (UN)

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GROPRO products helping Egyptian potato growers

goproag afGROPRO is producing biological crop protection products and helping Egyptian potato growers in achieving an effective production ecosystem

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The EU is expecting to lose US$430mn of potatoes

godan potatoes 9 JuneAndre Laperriere, executive director of GODAN, has been extensively studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture and global food security

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AfDB unveils strategy roadmap to safeguard food security against COVID-19 impacts

covid food securityThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft of immediate and longer-term measures

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