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Unprecedented drought will endanger the food supply for tens of millions of Africans in the coming months – and the link to climate change is increasingly clear. Eight months after the cyclone, Oscar Eugenio is still on the precarious edge of disast
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The National Insurance Commission (NIC) in Ghana has disclosed that it is introducing a comprehensive agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers in the country. According to the commission, the policy seeks to provide insurance cover for smallho
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The San and Khoi communities welcome the decision, which could have implications for other Indigenous groups — and biodiversity researchers. More than a century after commercial farming began on their traditional lands, the San and Khoi peoples of s
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are calling for urgent funding to avert a major hunger crisis and for the international community to step up in
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The invasive fall armyworm is native to the Americas and was first found in Africa in early 2016. It has since spread to nearly all of sub-Saharan Africa. Fall armyworm is a voracious pest of over 80 plant species including maize, millet, rice, and
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