16 February 2017, Rome--- A three day emergency meeting dealing with issues of emerging pests and diseases in Southern Africa concludes today in Harare, Zimbabwe. The region is experiencing an upsurge of new crop and livestock diseases that are threatening the livelihood of a big portion of the population that depends on agriculture for subsistence. The region is also on alert for a possible outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza that has already been confirmed in Egypt, Nigeria and Uganda.
14 February 2017, Rome--- According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa. The food agency’s latest “Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin” indicates that local prices for maize, sorghum and other cereals are near or at record levels in areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.
10 February 2017, Sana'a--- As the food crisis in Yemen deteriorates, UN agencies are calling on the international community to help avert a catastrophe. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF – the conflict has left more than two-thirds of Yemenis struggling to feed themselves.
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