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    Molao stated that research and development are pivotal to improving livestock and poultry production; adding that the need for adequate funding of research and extension services in Africa to address the challenges facing the agriculture sector. Speaking Tuesday at the 8th Pan-African Conference on Animal Agriculture, scheduled for September 26-29 in Botswana’s capital Gaborone, Botswana’s ...
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    A desert locust infestation from 2019 to 2021 caused widespread destruction of crops and pastureland, leading to food insecurity in the East African region. Photo: Supplied/FAO The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has handed over a spray aircraft to the Desert Locust Control Organisation for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) to combat the ...
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    Boomitra, the California-based startup that’s powering its soil carbon marketplace with AI and remote sensing, has partnered with Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) to launch a soil carbon project in East Africa. Aadith Moorthy, Founder & CEO at Boomitra with farmers Image credit: Aadith Moorthy The project is aimed at helping farmers adopt climate smart ...
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    Kagera will send a delegation of 60 entrepreneurs to three East African Community (EAC) member states next month to look for opportunities in tourism, agriculture, trade and investment. The delegation will visit Goma in DRC, Kigali in Rwanda and Bujumbura in Burundi and the regional commissioner Mr Albert Chalamila will lead the team. The Kagera’s ...
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    Arusha — EAST African Community (EAC) partner states have been urged to improve quality of investment in dairy products in a bid to improve the regional subsector. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) East and Southern Africa Regional Director Sara Mbago-Bhunu said on Monday that region was still grappling with malnutrition and stunting due to ...
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    Legislators from eastern African parliaments have called on regional governments to allocate more funding to agriculture and livestock farming in order to address food insecurity. Members of the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA) made the call at the opening of their three-day meeting, which officially opened on Thursday in the ...
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    The African Development Bank (AfDB) says agricultural and industrialisation are the key areas for the East African Community (EAC) development. Yes! The development lender backs its predication on the fact that the region’s between 75 percent and 90 percent of its population depends on agricultural activities. The argument based on the fact that if agriculture ...