10-28-2020 | 07:12:29
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the financing institution of the European Union signed two finance contracts totalling €38 million with Tunisia and the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) to secure the drinking water supply.
10-27-2020 | 10:51:00
As African swine fever marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world's most vulnerable populations, FAO and the OIE are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep this deadly pig disease at bay.
10-26-2020 | 05:54:00
GIZ GmbH has been working in Ethiopia on behalf of the Partnerships for Forest programme and together with smallholders organized in cooperatives, it is working on establishing forest coffee on the international market.
10-22-2020 | 11:05:00
Woolworths South Africa has announced its commitment to invest R1billion in its prices over the next two – three years, with a R750million, approximately, $46 million, investment planned in the Foods business.
10-22-2020 | 11:03:00
ICCO Cooperation and the Mastercard Foundation have joined forces to support smallholder farmers in Senegal who were left reeling from the impact of COVID-19.
10-22-2020 | 06:01:17
Egypt's exports of crops hit 1.67 billion dollars in eight months, Jan-Aug 2020, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
10-21-2020 | 12:34:00
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.
10-21-2020 | 07:00:38
When Isaac Papanko started farming maize on eight hectares of farmland, he couldn’t have imagined that within just a few years, his agribusiness would grow to be 425 hectares.
10-21-2020 | 05:46:40
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the IFAD or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.
10-20-2020 | 14:06:00
The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism in a $4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group.
10-15-2020 | 13:04:00
Kenya’s economy is expected to bounce back with improved performance of the agricultural sector, according to a new report.
10-14-2020 | 13:10:00
East African partner states are losing out billions of dollars by inadequately investing in adding value to horticulture and leather goods produced in the region and not addressing bottlenecks derailing growth in the sectors.
10-14-2020 | 06:14:00
During the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Replenishment Period 2020-25, donors increased their contributions to achieve sustainable Development Goal 2 - a world with zero hunger.
10-13-2020 | 13:34:59
Ethiopia government and International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.
10-13-2020 | 06:41:46
IFC and the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) have announced an investment to help Société Africaine d’Ingrédients (SAF Ingrédients) build an onion dehydration plant in Senegal.
10-20-2020 | 13:59:00
Digitising the agricultural sector enables farmers to enhance their business and profitability while opening possibilities to the benefits of next generation technology.
10-19-2020 | 07:04:57
World Food Day 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization, but celebrations this 16 October are muted due to the coronavirus.
10-16-2020 | 13:48:00
In a year when the World Food Programme has been rightfully recognized in receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the state of global food security is in the spotlight this World Food Day more than ever.
10-06-2020 | 08:07:00
As the impacts of Covid-19 take their toll on human health and well-being around the world, the imperative of producing and ensuring access to healthy food for each and every one of us must not be overlooked.
10-01-2020 | 10:15:00
About 3 billion people are struggling to access healthy diets with over 200 million children below five years having to survive with insufficient foods.
10-01-2020 | 06:22:00
Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa, from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan 10 years ago. The coffee farms that had been in his family for generations were producing poor yields, making it hard for him to earn a good living.
09-30-2020 | 11:10:00
According to World Food Program officials, about 45 million people in Southern Africa are facing food insecurity and the worst affected country is Zimbabwe.
09-24-2020 | 06:21:00
Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries' exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world's total, FAO reports.
09-04-2020 | 09:44:00
Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released by FAO.
09-04-2020 | 09:29:00
In Niger, the agricultural sector employs 8 out of 10 people; It is estimated that if the gender gap was closed in agricultural productivity, it would unlock financial gains that could lift over 25,000 Nigeriens out of poverty.
09-01-2020 | 06:06:00
There is a device being used rather often lately by our most vocal lobbyists as they chase new regulation or the overturning of old rules: ‘Europe’ has banned it as a reason to reshape our own policies.
08-21-2020 | 09:27:00
The world population is expected to rise to almost 10 billion by 2050. To feed this number of people, we need to increase food production while using fewer resources.
08-20-2020 | 07:48:00
The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns throughout Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has led to growing concerns around food instability.
08-13-2020 | 06:10:00
The International Monetary Fund has projected a deep coronavirus-induced global recession, which threatens a nearly 4 per cent drop in world GDP and could drag the GDP of African economies into a fall of about 1.4 per cent.
08-12-2020 | 11:08:00
Eight months into the Covid-19 pandemic, we're well aware of the devastating impact it has had on the global economy and millions of livelihoods.