The return of rain following the end of El Niño should be good news for farmers in Southern Africa. But a pest from the Americas is ruining everything. Countries recovering from the two-year long drought that caused widespread food insecurity now face a rapidly spreading crop killer. The invasive fall armyworm is destroying maize across the region and spreading quickly from country to country serving a “blow to prospects of recovery” for the region, says the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) postponed the start date for a senior post granted to Nadine Heredia, the former first lady of Peru, who is facing money-laundering allegations at home.