Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation’s restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. read more

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World Economic Forum (WEF): Sage CEO laments absence of small business issues at Davos

Anton van Heerden, Executive Vice-President Africa & Middle East at Sage read more

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Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Uganda and areas in Germany, India and Japan

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (January 17) that in view of notifications from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the State of Bavaria in Germany and Kottayam District in Kerala State of India, and an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in Uganda and a notification from the Japanese authorities about an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Gifu Prefecture, the CFS has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the above places with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong. read more

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