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“The worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years has caused significant pasture losses across East Africa, mainly in agro-pastoral areas of eastern Ethiopia, central Somalia and northern Kenya,” the FAO said in its desert locust situation update issued on Thursday, as it also warned Horn of Africa countries over the possibility of sustained desert locust […]

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, says Federal Government will partner with World Food Programme (WFP) on poverty alleviation, education and health. The Minister stated this on Tuesday when a delegation of World Food Programme led by Paul Howe paid her a courtesy visit in her office at the […]

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The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor is a collection of infrastructure projects, is improving Pakistan’s connectivity not only within itself and China, but with over 60 other countries, which are part of the land route of China’s Belt and Road Initiative involving infrastructure development and investments. With the second phase of the Chinese venture presenting opportunities to […]

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Civil society organizations (CSO) and FAO representatives with Mr. Jong-Jin-Kim, OIC and Deputy Regional Representative of FAO during the two-day CSO Consultation in preparation for the 35th FAO Regional Conference for Asia And Pacific BANGKOK, Thailand — “Small farm families who only have 25% of the land feed 75% of the population. We feed the […]

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With the first case of presumptive Coronavirus identified in BC we all need to do a few things. #1 wash hands; #2 do not panic; #3 plan for disruption (see last week’s column for more here.) This week’s Middle is all about preparedness. Yes, this world health emergency is part of it. But other recent […]

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A massive invasion of desert locusts—partly fueled by the climate crisis—seriously threatens food security in already-vulnerable communities across East Africa and has increasingly alarmed United Nations experts in recent weeks. “The situation remains extremely serious in the Horn of Africa, where it threatens pastures and crops in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia,” says a report (pdf) […]

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Islamabad: The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor is a collection of infrastructure projects, is improving Pakistan’s connectivity not only within itself and China, but with over 60 other countries, which are part of the land route of China’s Belt and Road Initiative involving infrastructure development and investments. With the second phase of the Chinese venture presenting opportunities […]

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