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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease

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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease / Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana ...

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FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

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Swarms of desert locusts are likely to migrate to Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco in the coming weeks from West Africa and the Sahel region, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which urges the four countries to prepare for pest control. Clouds of adult locusts are developing in Chad and are about to form in Mali and Niger ...

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New locust alert for northwest Africa / FAO warns of impending threat

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FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. The four countries are being urged to stand by to mobilize their field teams to detect the arrival of the swarms and control them. Swarms of adult locusts are currently forming in ...

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New food security and nutrition project for Egypt / Italy finances $3 million project

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A new $3 million project that aims to improve food security and nutrition of women and young people in Egypt was announced today by FAO. The project is being financed by the government of Italy. Unemployment rates for young people and women in Egypt are estimated at around 25percent, much higher than the national average of 10 percent. At the ...

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World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East / Food security worsening in Syria, Yemen, amid unrest, says FAO

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FAO’s quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle with the consequences of poor rainfall, severe weather, armed conflict and displacement. The Crop Prospects and Food Situation report forecasts a record increase of 3.2 percent in world cereal production ...

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Libya and FAO renew commitment to develop the country’s agriculture and food security

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Libya and FAO have commited themselves to work together to develop the country’s agricultural sector and improve food security, signing a cooperation agreement at FAO headquarters. Under the agreement, Libya will provide $71 million in funding needed to develop different areas, such as plant and animal health and production, pesticide management, seed development, natural resource management, capacity building and institutional ...

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