Category: <span>Agriculture</span>

Adaptation Dialogues for Africa: Adapting agriculture in Africa to build resilience to climate change
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March 4, 2022March 4, 2022

Adaptation Dialogues for Africa: Adapting agriculture in Africa to build resilience to climate change

This session will bring together technical experts, economists, and policy specialists to bring forth solutions to the threat posed by climate change to Africa’s food security. Event description: Climate change is already stalling progress towards food security in Africa. Given the huge role of the agricultural sector in the African economy, the millions of smallholder...

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January 15, 2022January 15, 2022

Weatherman predicts dry Conditions in Uganda

Meteorologists have predicted dry and much warmer conditions to persist in mid-January.   According to a ten-day forecast of rainfall and temperature, we are expecting dry conditions and much warmer conditions to persist in mid January just like in the past ten days of this month. “This is partly due to persistently clear-sky conditions over...

World Fisheries Day 2021 hears calls to halt exploitation of fishers
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November 22, 2021November 22, 2021

World Fisheries Day 2021 hears calls to halt exploitation of fishers

FAO joins the Vatican and Stella Maris advocating for fishers’ rights and responsible practices 22/11/2021 Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Vatican and the Catholic maritime charity, Stella Maris, today marked World Fisheries Day urging immediate action to stop human rights violations at sea. At a virtual event entitled...

Tea and coffee: celebrating their cultural, social and economic importance
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October 16, 2021October 16, 2021

Tea and coffee: celebrating their cultural, social and economic importance

FAO Director-General joins global industry experts at event as part of World Food Day celebrations 15/10/2021 Rome – Global tea and coffee experts came together today to explore and celebrate the cultural, social, and economic importance of the world’s two most popular beverages including their role in making agri-food systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable....

Farmers excited by results from insecticide control trials for whiteflies
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July 15, 2021July 15, 2021

Farmers excited by results from insecticide control trials for whiteflies

Farmers in four sub counties in Buikwe and Bugiri districts are upbeat about the outcomes from insecticide control trials for whiteflies in cassava. The farmers are taking part in farmer participatory trials/demonstrations in Ngogwe and Najja sub counties in Buikwe, as well as Nankoma and Mutere sub counties in Bugiri district. The trials were established...

Meet Africa’s food champions
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July 13, 2021July 13, 2021

Meet Africa’s food champions

In advance of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit this September, the Food Systems Champions are rallying global communities and promoting dialogues for innovative, practical and sustainable solutions. From Africa Renewal: June 20219 June 2021By: Franck Kuwon When the world meets in September 2021 to take a look at global food systems at the 2021 UN Food...

Sustainable development report shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase
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July 13, 2021July 13, 2021

Sustainable development report shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021, launched on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York, shows the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the 2030 Agenda, as the landmark annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) officially got underway. Read our curtain-raiser story here. Gains rolled back In addition to the almost four million deaths due to the coronavirus, between 119-124...

Karamoja region : Sustainable agriculture to fight food insecurity in Uganda
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June 16, 2021June 16, 2021

Karamoja region : Sustainable agriculture to fight food insecurity in Uganda

The Karamoja region is the driest and poorest region of Uganda. This region is particularly affected by climate change and drought, which is leading to soil depletion, environmental degradation, and poor harvests. Karamoja is currently facing a period of serious food insecurity, and this is expected to continue until the annual harvest, beginning in August,...

The Future of Weather and Climate Services
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June 13, 2021June 13, 2021

The Future of Weather and Climate Services

WMO has held a top-level dialogue session on the future of weather and climate forecasting as part of its ongoing drive to strengthen collaboration and Public-Private Engagement (PPE) in order to support climate adaptation, sustainable development and build resilience. The second high-level session of the Open Consultative Platform, held virtually on 26-27 May, focused on...

Greater Horn of Africa climate outlook
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June 13, 2021June 13, 2021

Greater Horn of Africa climate outlook

The upcoming rainfall season, June to September is an important rainfall season for Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. For some of these countries, it is the main farming season for their staple crops. A wetter than usual June to September season is expected over Sudan, South Sudan, most of Ethiopia, and Uganda...

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