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Agriculture is the backbone of the Sudanese economy, accounting for 60% of total national exports and generating a third of its gross domestic product. It employs more than half of the country’s workforce.

African Development Bank to Finance Sudan Emergency Wheat Production Project

By African Development Bank Published January 14, 2023 African Development Bank has approved US$73.81 million to finance the Sudan Emergency Wheat Production Project under its African Emergency Food Production Facility. Agriculture is the backbone of the Sudanese economy, accounting for 60% of total national exports and generating a third of…

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"Locust swarms have started laying eggs and another generation of breeding will increase locust numbers," warns Keith Cressman, Senior Locust Forecasting Officer at FAO.

UN Food Security Agencies Call for Help in the Fight Against Eastern Africa Locust Invasion

By Khalifa Hemed Published February 21, 2020 Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations are appealing for urgent assistance from the international community in the fight of desert locusts that are destroying food crops and pastures across eastern Africa. David Beasley, Executive Director…

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Calling on international support to deal with the crop-devouring insects, FAO says the swarms of locusts could grow 500 times by June 2020 due to weather conditions that favour rapid locust reproduction.

Cross-Border Campaign Needed to Combat Locust Upsurge in Eastern Africa

By Abdi Ali Published January 21, 2020 Unprecedented swarms of destructive desert locust in Kenya,  Ethiopia and Somalia could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in eastern Africa if efforts to combat the pest are not scaled up across the region. Heavy rains that have been experienced since…

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