Tag: Food and Agriculture Organisation

EU injects additional $17mn to tackle desert locusts ravaging East Africa

The European Union has released an additional 15 million euros to the fight against desert locusts in East Africa ahead of a potential new wave of swarms in the region. This comes after the EU granted 11 million euros back in February of this year for the same. The Food and Agriculture Organisation is one of the bodies set to receive the funds for this and CNBC Africa spoke to Cyril Ferrand, Senior Technical Officer and Team Leader for Eastern Africa Resilience for more.

This is why Africa needs to look to its rural areas

Agriculture will feed Africa's economic transformation.

Why reducing post-harvest losses is a priority for Africa

Jane Ambuko, University of Nairobi The the Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that one third of the food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted along the supply chain. Losses are...

Zimbabwean rural farmers learn `Diversify or Die’ as rains dwindle

Zimbabweans search for alternatives as drought hurts.