The Fall Armyworm (FAW) detected in the country last year has so far infected a total of 18,000 hectares (ha) of farmlands, causing the country loses to the tune of $64 million.
Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the bank’s interventions in the past one
According to new FAO figures, agriculture in developing countries accounted for 23 percent of all damages and losses caused by medium and large-scale disasters between 2006 and 2016.
Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people affected by drought at the end of this month, the UN has warned.
A section of farmers in Nakuru have resorted to traditional methods of dealing with army worms, a deadly pest that has invaded large swathes of land, causing devastation to farmers.
The United Nations migration agency appealed for 60 million USD to aid an estimated 16 million people suffering from the worst drought in decades in East and Horn of Africa, UN News reported.
Farmers in Marakwet are in panic after the Fall armyworm invaded at least 200 acres in Kerio Valley.
Nigeria said it will feed 1.8 million people in the country’s northeast where a militant insurgency has wrecked the local economy and pushed the population to the brink of famine.
Maize farmers in Nandi and Uasin Gishu counties are frustrated as the fall armyworms continue to ravage their crops, raising fears of a poor harvest at the end of the season.
Determined to ensure food security by improving yield of the grains, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) team of researchers has began study on the local grain, Fonio (Acha).
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