Fall Armyworm keeps spreading to larger areas within countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops and different parts of crops, increasingly growing an appetite for sorghum and millet, in addition to maize.Read More »
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Pennsylvania State University joined forces to develop and launch an innovative, talking app, Nuru, to help African farmers recognize Fall Armyworm, a new and fast-spreading crop pest in sub-Saharan Africa, so that they can take immediate steps to destroy it and curb its spread.Read More »
The Italian Institute for Environmental Research and Protection (ISPRA) today joined FAO and three of Italy's main research institutions – the National Research Council (CNR), the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), and the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) – in a partnership aimed at enhancing sustainable food production and nutrition in developing countries.
MUGAMBONE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Steve Mbugua uprooted more than 500 coffee trees on his half-acre farm in Nyeri county eight years ago, his neighbours thought he was making a mistake.
International agricultural food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 2018, as trade tensions affected markets even with global production prospects down.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Trying to create the shortest supply chain possible, a supermarket in Brussels is selling produce grown on its own roof only hours after being harvested.