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DEADLY SHEEP, GOAT DISEASE THREATENING 80% OF WORLD’S LIVESTOCK — FAO

The highly contagious animal disease affecting domestic and wild small ruminants was first identified in Côte d’Ivoire in the 1940s. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that the Peste des petits Ruminants (PPR) disease, also known as sheep and goat plague, threatens 80 per cent of the world’s ruminants. The PPR, a highly contagious animal Continue Reading
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WORLD BANK PLANS TO INVEST MORE THAN US$5BN IN DRYLANDS IN AFRICA

The World Bank plans to invest more than US$5bn over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti The more than US$5bn in financing will support agriculture, biodiversity, community development, food security, etc. (Image Continue Reading
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NIGERIA TO BECOME AFRICA’S LEADING SEED REGULATOR — NASC

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), has said Nigeria has a vision to be recognised as Africa’s leading seed regulator, which has fostered the emergence of a globally competitive seed sector. Director General of NASC, Dr Philip Ojo, made this known at the inauguration of the Parastatal SERVICOM Unit and committee in Abuja. He noted […]Continue Reading
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AKIN ADESINA SWORN IN FOR SECOND TERM AS AFDB PRESIDENT

Reelected President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in for a five-year second term. The swearing-in ceremony held Tuesday was attended by Heads of States, Governors and other stakeholders who joined physically and virtually. The former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture was reelected last week to serve a second five-year term, with […]Continue Reading
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SENSOTERRA JOINS NETWORK PROVIDER TO TAKE ITS SOIL MOISTURE PROBES TO THE WORLD’S MOST PARCHED FARMS

Australia is the driest country on Earth. More than two thirds of its landmass receives less than 500 mililitres of rain each year; the devastating bushfire season this past summer, which made headlines across the globe, shows just how destructive this lack of rainfall can be. But Australia is also one of the world’s top agricultural producers, […]Continue Reading
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FAO GETS 17M EUROS FROM GERMANY TO COMBAT LOCUSTS

The Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu has welcomed a 17 million euros contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge comes after Germany had contributed Continue Reading