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Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, WCC

07-10-2020 | 14:07:00
African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic.

[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in Africa

07-10-2020 | 06:50:14
As supply chains around the world are disrupted questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens.

African Development Bank project tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania, report

07-08-2020 | 08:12:00
An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team.

[Column] Maria Helena Semedo: We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in Africa

07-02-2020 | 07:34:09
The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises.

[Column] Fatma Ben Rejeb: Coronavirus is a reminder that agriculture underpins Africa’s future

06-24-2020 | 09:00:00
The coronavirus pandemic has reduced many of us to our most basic survival instincts: securing food and staying safe.

[Column] Denis Kyetere: Innovation key to unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential

06-16-2020 | 12:04:36
Agriculture is the fulcrum of Africa’s economy, with growth-enabling roles that cut across all crucial sectors despite its seemingly dwindling share of the continent’s GDP.

African women champion agricultural transformation across the region

06-12-2020 | 13:44:00
From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Coronavirus has stress-tested our food systems, and many are set to fail

06-11-2020 | 13:29:23
Coronavirus has brought enormous setbacks, suffering, and forecasts of a global depression ahead following the closure of so many economies for so long.

Forests are critical for promoting pollination in agriculture and biodiversity, FAO

06-09-2020 | 08:55:00
Forests and trees are critical for promoting pollination by bees, butterflies and other animals, and there is an urgent need to stop their habitat degradation and safeguard biodiversity, according to a new report from FAO.

Almost five million people at risk of hunger, famine as Desert Locusts destroy crops across East Africa, report

06-04-2020 | 12:47:00
Almost five million people could be plunged into hunger and famine as a fourth round of desert locusts hatch and ravage crops across the Horn and East Africa, compounding an already dire food situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global food prices falls to 17-month low, FAO Index

06-04-2020 | 10:09:00
Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports.

As world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity, UN

05-25-2020 | 07:30:00
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests.

[Column] Beatrice Gakuba: Supporting Africa’s Agribusiness to avert a food crisis

05-20-2020 | 06:52:58
In Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County, Mercy Mghanga, reminisces her past, not so long ago, she sold tonnes of fish to five star hotels in the tourist town and exported the rest to China.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata, Tony Blair: Building food security during the pandemic

05-19-2020 | 06:41:00
Every year, some nine million people worldwide – equivalent to the population of Austria – die of hunger or hunger-related diseases.

COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor

05-14-2020 | 09:11:37
Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.