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17 08 2022 | 17:08

GAMBIA: FAO installs 34 solar irrigation systems for 6 600 farmers

As climatic hazards take their toll on the arid rural areas of The Gambia, 34 solar irrigation systems will contribute to the resilience of 6 600 local farmers. This is an initiative of the UN Food…

02 08 2022 | 11:45

Offshore fish farms: a new wave of food production … or the ‘wild west’ of ocean pollution?

The enclosures stretch the length of an Olympic-size swimming pool, but from above they appear as floating dots scattered across the ocean. Inside, fish mill about as the submerged pens sway to the…

01 06 2022 | 09:45

COP15: Economic interests behind massive deforestation in Ivory Coast

While agriculture accounts for at least 25% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 75% of exports in Ivory Coast, this sector is also one of the main drivers of deforestation in this West African…

14 05 2022 | 07:10

Climate change threatens livestock, the foundation of rural Africa

Livestock are an integral part of Africa’s social, cultural and economic existence. It’s nearly impossible to envisage the continent devoid of its iconic humped cattle grazing in the savannahs, the…

13 05 2022 | 12:05

‘People are dying’: Ethiopians escape war only to face hunger in Somaliland

On the streets of border cities refugees rely on food handouts, while overcrowding in camps exacerbates the effects of the drought crisis In the early hours of the morning, before sunrise, the…

13 05 2022 | 11:51

AFRICA: FAO proposes three forestry solutions to overcome multiple crises

In the 2022 edition of "The State of the World's Forests", the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines three forestry solutions and their itineraries, to get the world…