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Global food prices rise in August, FAO Index

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.

Climate resilient agriculture grants in Niger empower women-managed enterprises

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.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Europe proves to us that misdiagnosis is a perilous basis for banning crop protection

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.

Embracing blockchain technology to monitor the impact of biofortified seeds

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.

Economic uncertainty, food instability in Nigeria propel Alight to engage with unexpected partners

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.

[Column] Paul Akiwumi: COVID-19: A threat to food security in Africa

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.

[Column] Cobus De Bruyn: The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunities

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.

Fertilizer Reform in Niger: An Important Step toward Food Security

08-10-2020 | 11:00:00
Niger is a Sahelian country with a population that regularly suffers from famine and malnutrition.

Stepping up rural finance to support smallholder farmers in Zambia

08-08-2020 | 14:39:00
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world, creating disruption wherever it goes. But it can also offer opportunities to put forward innovative solutions.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Glamourous photo shoots do not change the reality of Africa’s harsh pest load

08-07-2020 | 14:11:12
For these campaigners want nearly all pest control banned in Kenya, where all of those products are used across the rest of world and by our food trading partners.

Global food prices rise in July, FAO Index

08-07-2020 | 06:52:00
The global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report.

Monsoons help enhance yield in East African fisheries, NOC

08-07-2020 | 06:40:00
Led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), new study reveals the importance of the Monsoon in how abundant small pelagic fish are in East Africa.

[Column] Rob Vos, Khiem Nguyen: Making food system value chains inclusive for smallholders and rural people

07-30-2020 | 09:19:23
Rapid urbanization and income growth are driving shifts in the diets of urban consumers in low-income countries in Africa and South Asia from inexpensive staple cereals to higher-value products.

Next-generation technology: unlocking nutritious food production in Africa and Asia

07-29-2020 | 16:50:00
As poor access to nutritionally-rich and affordable diets continues to take its toll on these continents, pioneering entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are stepping up to the challenge.

[Column] Malachy Mitchell: Covid-19 presents chance to build a more resilient food supply chain

07-28-2020 | 07:22:00
Global agri-food supply chains have so far been resilient in responding to the difficulties posed by the coronavirus,