Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Tag: food security


The African Island nation of Madagascar has suffered its worst drought in decades. It has left over 1.5 million Madagascans hungry and in need. This is double the figure at the same time last year and the crisis is mounting. Read more…


A study supported by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reveals that climate change is driving the spike in pest attacks on crops. This has led to an increasing threat to food security and the environment. The Scientific Review on the Read more…


The Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) has launched a new corporate environmental responsibility strategy. It is aimed at effectively tackling climate change and eliminate carbon greenhouse emissions by 45 percent by 2030. The ambitious new emissions reduction strategy focuses on Read more…


These are not the best of times for McDonald in the United Kingdom as animal rights group Animal Rebellion has blockaded four of distribution centres of the global eatery. Scores of protesters used trucks and bamboo structures to stop lorries Read more…


The raining season in Nigeria is well underway, but not in all parts of the country. For farmers in Gwagwalada and Kwali areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, these are worrying times. This is because a paucity of Read more…


The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has commended the European Union (EU) for donating €8 million to help prevent desert locust invasion of the Horn of Africa. The European Commission announced the funding – from the European Civil Protection and Read more…


In Nigeria, this time of the year ushers in the rainy season – meaning harvest time is around the corner. As a form of support, the Federal government has promised to commence the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers across Read more…


Global food prices continued rising for the 11th consecutive month in April, according to figures released by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Sugar led the increase and cereals resumed their upward trend. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 120.9 points in Read more…


African nations have been urged to preserve their arable lands to promote food security. Senegalese President Macky Sall was speaking at the recently held food security dialogue. Sall said African nations must not cede their arable land to third countries Read more…


African nations and key financial institutions have pledged $17 billion to increase food security in the continent. They made this pledge at the end of the two-day high-level dialogue tagged Feeding Africa: leadership to scale up successful innovations – hosted by Read more…