Africa challenged to promote innovative tools to fight effects of climate change

African governments should promote innovative risk management tools and methods to protect root and tuber crop farmers from the effects of climate change, a United Nations (UN) food security agency has advised. Addressing a workshop that discussed climatic risk management for African root and tuber crop farmers in Kigali, UN Food…

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COP23 climate talks push agriculture agreement to fight global hunger

Countries at the ongoing United Nations (UN) climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, adopted a draft agreement on agriculture that is expected to lead to actual implementation of policies to address both climate change and food security. Negotiators agreed to tackle immediate climate change commitments that were not covered under the…

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New record expected for global coarse grain production

Global production of coarse grains is expected to reach a record of 1 359.7 million tons in 2017. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) indicates in its biannual food outlook report for global food markets that this is 13.4 million tons higher than last year. This growth is…

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Armyworm threatens Southern African food security – UN

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns the current armyworm outbreak could put Southern Africa’s food security at risk. The warning came at the end of a three-day regional meeting in Zimbabwean capital Harare, to discuss the outbreak. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the FAO says…

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