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Fall Armyworm keeps spreading, more destructive

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.

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Nuru becomes African farmers’ newest ally against Fall Armyworm

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.

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Environmental institute ISPRA joins FAO’s partnership

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.

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Kenya's ground-down coffee farmers switch to avos

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.

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FAO Food Price Index declines in June

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.

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Belgian store tries out 'farm to table' growing on its own roof

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.

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