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Coronavirus - Africa: Global action needed now to halt spread of deadly pig disease

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch a joint initiative for the Global Control of African swine fever

Pork is the most consumed meat in the world, representing 35.6 percent of global meat consumption. In recent years, African swine Fever (ASF) - which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs - has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations…

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Coronavirus - Africa: New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) collaborate on a unique analysis of countries on the precipice of what could be the worst food crisis in generations

New analysis out today by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) identifies 27 countries that are on the frontline of impending COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing drivers of hunger. No world region is immune, from Afghanistan and Bangladesh in…

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Niger: The African Development Bank enhances food security for nine million people (report)

The project entailed establishment of various types of infrastructure

The Water Mobilisation Project to Enhance Food Security in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions (PMERSA-MTZ) (https://bit.ly/32iTzQs), implemented between 2011 and 2018 in Niger, has sustainably increased agricultural production and productivity and increased food security for nearly nine million residents of this Sahelian country, according to a report by the African…

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Coronavirus - Namibia: German Government support for the development of Namibia’s fight against COVID-19 Pandemic - Protecting biodiversity and securing jobs and ongoing activities in the conservation and tourism sector

Conservation and tourism sector has been significantly affected by loss of income from tourism, caused by worldwide lockdown measures and international travel restrictions

The German Federal Government has mobilized additional resources of 13 million € (appr. 250 million N$) to support the Namibian Government, through the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, in mitigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the conservation and tourism sector. The conservation and tourism sector has been…

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Coronavirus - Africa: As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

The hungry are most numerous in Asia, but expanding fastest in Africa

Securing healthy diets for the billions who cannot afford them would save trillions in costs More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Fisheries management works, so it’s time to apply it more broadly

Aquaculture output is expected to grow by 48 percent in Africa

FAO’s State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 tracks growing fish production and consumption, and highlights the promise of sustainability actions Worldwide per capita fish consumption has reached a new record of 20.5 kilograms per year and is poised to increase further in the decade ahead, underscoring its critical…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: World Environmental Day - impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on biodiversity in focus

Nigeria is currently experiencing a growing COVID-19 outbreak since 27 February, 2020 when the index case was recorded

With all countries in Africa, Nigeria inclusive, battling COVID-19, “human interaction with the ecosystem must remain balanced, otherwise we will risk disrupting nature which have consequences as we are seeing in the COVID-19 pandemic”, says Minister of Environment Dr Mohammad Abubakar. Speaking at a Press briefing in Abuja on 04…

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Africa’s Biodiversity Webinar series World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

World Environment Day has been celebrated on June 5 every year since 1974 to raise awareness about protection of the environment

What: Africa’s Biodiversity Webinar series            Webinar 1: Investing in Africa's biodiversity for a resilient and sustainable future            Webinar 2: Protect 30% of the Blue Planet by 2030. Who: African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) , Ministry of Environment of Cote d’Ivoire, UN Environment Programme When: June 5, 2020, 10:00 GMT (Webinar 1)…

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Senegal: A West African Leader on the Rise (By Thomas Hedley, Field Editor)

Senegal has demonstrated strong ambition for economic development and rapid progress towards becoming an attractive investment destination

By Thomas Hedley, Field Editor Although they are located 1,800Km from each other, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal vie for the place of economic leader in West Africa, with a slight advantage for the former which, thanks to its leading economic capital Abidjan, was able to attract many investors, particularly French speaking.…

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AGCO recasts vision to underscore its commitment to providing Sustainable High-Tech Solutions

As the population grows to a projected 10 billion people by 2050, the potential impact agriculture can have on the health of our planet is tremendous

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) (www.AGCOCorp.com), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, today announced it is highlighting its commitment to bringing farmers sustainable high-tech solutions by relaunching its vision. “Our new vision—Sustainable high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world—better represents our thoughtful approach to…