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[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyze the agricultural sector's development

12-03-2020 | 07:15:49
The African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA) could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production.

[Column] Sabelo Mabena: Digitising the agricultural sector to unlock the benefits of next generation technology

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.

[Column] Wambui Gichuri: Why COVID-19-impacted World Food Day 2020 is the time to prioritize investments in food systems

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.

[Column] Samira Amellal: On World Food Day, Africa and Asia’s food security tipping point offers hope for joint solutions

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.

[Column] QU Dongyu: Building back better on food and agriculture

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.

Rethinking global food systems for human health and planet protection

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.

Nestlé helps boost coffee production in Africa

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.

Climate change and COVID-19 have amplified food insecurity in Southern Africa, report

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.

Global trade in food and agricultural products more than doubles in last two decades, FAO

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.

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.