In the FAO’s latest progress report on the locust control campaign the UN agency could inform that it could proceed with the control programme to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and the Yemen. However a second wave of the next generation of locusts might threaten the crops in harvest time in June.

 

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A fungus that lives in malaria-carrying mosquitoes could boost global efforts to control the disease, which kills about half a million people– mostly children under five– every year.

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The potential of women to make a positive contribution to rural development is enormous. However, women’s capabilities remain underappreciated. On behalf of the German government the Deutsche Gesellschaft für…

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Water

Water is the basis of all life on Earth. Without water, agriculture, and hence food production, would not be possible, and this sector accounts for more than two thirds of global freshwater consumption. However,…

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According to a recently published report by the World Food Program (WFP), more than 821 million people regularly go to bed hungry, over 100 million of whom suffer from acute hunger, largely because of anthropogenic…

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