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Army Worms: A threat to Food Security in Rwanda

Written by Donata Kizza and Aime E. Ndayisenga  In early 2017, army worms were reported to have invaded Rwanda destroying maize, sweetpotato, among other crops. This was the first time the country had experienced an army worm attack which caused damages on a large sweetpotato seed multiplication site at the Rwanda …

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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato experience highlighted at 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town, South Africa

  Written by Dr. Jan Low One of the Global Challenges being addressed at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, held 3rd -6th December, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, was how sustainable agriculture could serve the foundation of food security and exploit its potential to secure livelihoods. …

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Managing Food Safety and Quality in Small-Scale Food Processing for Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) Value Chains in Sub-Sahara Africa training workshop

Managing Food Safety and Quality in Small-Scale Food Processing for Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) Value Chains in Sub-Sahara Africa training workshop took place on 4th – 8th of December, 2017 at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya. The training was attended by 27 participants (15 men and 12 …

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Giving thanks, 7 things we’re thankful for in 2017

Giving thanks, 7 things we’re thankful for in 2017 Our donors, partners, governments, and supporters: Our work would not be possible without the generous funding of our donors, the expertise of our partner organizations, the buy-in of the governments where we work, and the support of people like you. Thank …

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Malawi Youth Embark on Fight Against Malnutrition and Poverty

Malawi youth embarks on fight against malnutrition and poverty – Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi Representatives for Youth in Agriculture for Economic Development (YAED) are calling for coordinated effort in the fight against malnutrition and poverty alleviation among infants and the youth in the country, respectively. …

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