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UN urges swift measures as large desert locust threatens food security in HoA

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday warned that large and numerous desert locust swarms have continued to threaten food security...

Farmers urged to adopt organic farming for sustained production

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Farmers in Ghana have been urged to adopt organic farming practices to increase and sustain agriculture production, ensure food security and protect the environment...
Rice Farm

There are still challenges in the rice production sector- Farmers

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The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has pledged its support for efforts being made to improve the agricultural sector towards achieving nutritional and...
agricultural productivity

Malawi official commends China’s role in improving food security

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The Malawi government is pleased with how China is committing itself in supporting the country to be a hunger free country, Minister of...
Dr. Daniella Munene - CEO

Expert piece: Route to Food Security is Impact Assessed Regulations

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Our parliamentarians are sometimes required to rule on some challenging proposals, with the private members’ Kenya Food and Drug Authority (KFDA) Bill a prime...

OCP foundation and MoFA launches the soil fertility map to address food security challenges...

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In partnership with OCP Foundation, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), which oversees agricultural development in Ghana, has launched a project to develop...
soil

Kenyan scientists say declining soil fertility a threat to food security

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Kenyan scientists on Tuesday sounded alarm over declining soil fertility terming it a threat to the country's ability to feed a ballooning population. ...
food security

Managing community waste to improve food security

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“We were constantly using chemical fertilizers for farming. Not only was this expensive, but it also affected the soil fertility to the extent that...
BIOTECHNOLOGY

Expert roots for nature-based technologies to boost food security in Kenya

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Kenya should enact policies that promote adoption of nature-based technologies and innovations to renew soils, fight pests and diseases to boost production of key...
Muhammadu

Nigeria achieves food security – Muhammadu Buhari

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday the most populous African country has achieved food security with the steady improvement in agricultural production. ...
Wpid Food Security Picture

E. African countries urged to harness fisheries resources to boost food security

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Experts and policymakers in the food security sector on Friday urged East African countries to exert concerted efforts to harness the existing rich fisheries...
entrepreneur

South Sudan, UNDP launch youth entrepreneurship initiative to boost food security

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South Sudan in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday launched a youth entrepreneurship program to enhance their contribution to the...
agricultural productivity

Expert calls for mechanization of Kenya’s agriculture to boost food security

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An expert on Friday called for mechanization of Kenya's agricultural sector in order to boost its food security. George Marechera, business development...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Kenyan university to commercialize edible insects to boost food security

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A Kenyan university said Tuesday it plans to commercialize edible insects in order to boost food security in the country. Monica Ayieko,...
Agriculture Produce

Kenya mulls deployment of agricultural biotechnology to boost food security

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Kenya is exploring large scale deployment of agricultural biotechnology to boost food production, an official said on Thursday. Hamadi Boga, principal secretary for agricultural...
Tractor

Agricultural mechanisation is crucial to Africa’s food security

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Governments and businesses must increase investments in the sector By Busani Bafana An African woman with hoe in hand is the default symbol of agriculture...
Mr Moses Anim

Anim reiterates the need for land banks

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Mr Moses Anim, Second Deputy Majority Chief Whip is calling for the protection of Ghana’s agrarian lands against mortgaging for estate development. He made a...
Rice Farm

Assin North to promote rice Cultivation in 2019

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In fulfilment of maintaining national food security, the Assin North District has expressed its commitment to prioritise the cultivation of hybrid rice under the...
climate change

Food Security Remains Threatened Due to Hostile Climate Conditions

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Dr. Iddrisu Yahaya, an Economist at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI), has said the hostile...
Wpid Food Security Picture

There is no food security without food safety

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Food security for all is a cornerstone of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which recognizes that global sustainable development can only be achieved if...
cotton

Food security feared as Kenya readies to start growing GMO cotton

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At fresh produce markets across Kenya, citizens are shunning buying bigger tomatoes, mangoes, pawpaws or oranges for fear that they may be genetically modified. The...
The Upper West Regional National Fire Service Commander, ACFO Nathaniel Gaddiel Ebonyi-Amoah, and his team inspecting the Baayiri/Kataa Volunteer squads.

Upper West: Bushfires poses a great danger to food security

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The Upper West Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mrs Zenabu Wasai-King, says bushfires have reduced soil fertility, destroyed farm produce and...
Seed Impact

Ghana, other African countries to benefit from US$60 million support for food security

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Ghana and 11 other African countries are set to benefit from an initiative meant to promote food security in sub-Saharan Africa. The African Enterprise Challenge...
agriculture

The Lab, IFAD move to address climate issues affecting smallholder farmers in Africa.

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In the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the International Fund for Agriculture...
Maize farmer

Zambia reviews farmer input support program after challenges

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The Zambian government on Friday said it has reviewed a program of providing subsidized farming inputs to smallholder farmers after a chaotic experience in...
agri

Angolan Smallholder farmers to improve food security

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A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Angola, will boost food and nutrition security among some...
irrigation dam

Kenya bets on small-holder irrigation technologies to boost food security

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Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture will invest in irrigation technologies and innovations tailor-made for smallholder farmers to boost crop yield, officials said on Wednesday Mwangi Kiunjuri,...
Scientists

Scientists develop disease surveillance system framework to improve food security

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Agricultural scientists announced Wednesday they have developed a framework for Global Surveillance System (GSS) for crop diseases to help improve food security globally. Roger Day,...
afdb

Somalia: “Say No to Famine” :Project Unveiled

The African Development Bank’s Deputy Director General for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo, represented the institution at the launch of the Say No to Famine...
Agriculture in Africa

Safeguarding food security can be sustained through census of agriculture

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It's been 33 years since the last census of Agriculture was conducted in the country to gather real data on people and communities that...