FAO in Kenya

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13 February 2020
FAO boosts Government of Kenya’s capacity on pest invasion response  Gilgil, Kenya—The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today began training 300 National Youth Service (NYS) trainees at as part of its action plan aimed at boosting the Government of Kenya’s (GoK) ground surveillance on Desert Locusts. An...
10 December 2019
Nairobi – FAO South-South Cooperation convenes 14 African countries to exchange on links between social protection, agriculture and resilience. More than 113 million people across Africa experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018, according to the Global Report on Food Crises. A South-South Cooperation knowledge exchange...
09 December 2019
Residents of Godo village, Mwereni ward have a popular joke they share among themselves. They call where they live ‘kwa manyani’, which loosely translates to where monkeys live. Godo village is in Kwale County, which is predominantly simply because they feel very detached from the rest of , a predominantly...
22 November 2019
FAO and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) collaborating to enhance curricula Eliminating malnutrition in all its forms is imperative to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, and to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Although Kenya shows overall decreasing rates of undernutrition, a significant increase...
29 October 2019
ECTAD Africa regional consultation on the second phase of the Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) programme It is estimated that 60 percent of diseases that send people to hospital today and 75 percent of all emerging and re-emerging infections among humans originate from animals. Zoonotic infectious diseases such as, Ebola Virus Disease...