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20th June 2019
 FAO distributes bulls and other livestock in Nigeria's Borno State FAO distributes bulls and other livestock in Nigeria's Borno State

FAO has launched a massive livestock restocking campaign, targeting vulnerable youth and women in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State

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Exploring ways to ensure world food security Exploring ways to ensure world food security

Speaking on the topic of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2019, held on 17 June 2019, Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), highlighted the importance to improve food security and address the urgent climate emergency

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 Zoomlion to showcase ‘Africa-ready’ agricultural equipment at China expo Zoomlion to showcase 'Africa-ready' agricultural equipment at China expo

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co, Ltd (Zoomlion) will be exhibiting at the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo from 27-29 June 2019 in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, highlighting nine agricultural and construction equipment products

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 Donors pledge US$17mn to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund Donors pledge US$17mn to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

African and non-regional donors have pledged US$17mn to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent

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 South Sudanese people face critical lack of food South Sudanese people face critical lack of food

Around 6.96mn South Sudanese will face acute levels of food insecurity or worse by the end of July 2019, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update

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 FAO develops four-year agri-based livelihoods strategy in Tanzania FAO develops four-year agri-based livelihoods strategy in Tanzania

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a four-year strategy in Tanzania with the objective of enhancing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods and local food systems, thus improving food security and nutrition

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 Seed-X and TomaTech use AI to accelerate hybrid tomatoes breeding Seed-X and TomaTech use AI to accelerate hybrid tomatoes breeding

Innovative agtech company Seed-X and tomato seed breeding company TomaTech have announced a new pilot of GeNee Breeder, a seed phenotype analysis system that aims to provide a real-time classification of a wide range of genetic traits in vegetable, row crop seeds and grains

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 Maximising phytase profitability Maximising phytase profitability

Luke Barnard, a scientist at Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, has presented a case study on optimal phytase dose

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 Zimbabwe approves first cannabis production project Zimbabwe approves first cannabis production project

Zimbabwe has approved the first project for the farming and processing of cannabis, a development that is set to help the country accelerate foreign currency earning

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 Laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk aflatoxins in foods Laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk aflatoxins in foods

TOMRA, food safety technology provier, has launched near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy, fluorescent lighting and advanced lasers to analyse and identify the extremely low intensity of light reflected by aflatoxin mould and fungus in a variety of food types, enabling the detection of aflatoxin contamination

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Mad about macadamia Mad about macadamia

Rising global demand coupled with sector regulation has boosted Kenya's macadamia production and earnings in the last few years. The full article has been published in the latest issue of African Farming

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Improving nutritional qualities of animal feed Improving nutritional qualities of animal feed

Biotechnology and nanotechnology applications in animal nutrition offer many opportunities for increasing high-quality production. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Far Eastern Agriculture

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 Fostering economic growth in Africa Fostering economic growth in Africa

Leaders from four African countries have shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development

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