press review - july 3/9, 2020

UN/AllAfrica

Ghana to develop a national climate adaptation plan

The African country’s government has begun to develop a national adaptation plan and thus improve the nation's resilience to the impacts of climate change. The project is the first of its kind and uses future climate projections to plan these actions over the long term, at least until 2080. 

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Bloomberg

UAE buys cows from Uruguay

The UAE has imported 4,500 dairy cows from Uruguay to strengthen food security after the coronavirus broke global supply chains. In fact, due to the arid climate that makes agriculture and breeding difficult, most of the Gulf states import a considerable percentage of their food. 

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New Statesman

Many people malnourished in Britain

According to a study published by the British Food Standards Agency (FSA), 28 percent of families with children and 21 percent of families with four or more members had difficulty eating enough during the lockdown. Around 7.7 million people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were forced to skip a meal or cut back due to lack of money in April. 

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Science Times

600,000 minks culled in the Netherlands

After the coronavirus infected over 4,000 minks on a Dutch farm, the authorities decided to cull 600,000 animals across the country. The first outbreaks were reported in late April in two farms with thousands of fur animals. The particularly high number of culls is linked to the breeding season, which caused a sixfold increase in populations in April and May. 

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This is Money

China suspends meat imports from certain countries

The Chinese government has decided to ban imports of meat from several processing plants in the past month due to the outbreaks affecting the world's major meat processors. Among others, the ban was extended to a Canadian beef factory owned by Cargill Inc. and a pork processing plant in Germany managed by Danish Crown. 

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Evening Standard

The food crisis is hitting the poorest countries hard

A recent report by the World Food Program (WFP) estimates that the number of people experiencing food insecurity in the 79 countries where the international agency operates will double to around 270 million. In a survey, the WFP found that a third of families in nine Asian countries - including India, Bangladesh and Myanmar - have reduced the number of meals they consume every day. 

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