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

08-20-2020 | 09:48:00
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 | 08:10:00
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 | 13:08:00
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 | 13:00:00
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 | 16:39:00
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 | 16:11:12
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 | 08:52:00
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 | 08:40:00
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 | 11:19:23
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 | 18:50:00
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 | 09:22:00
Global agri-food supply chains have so far been resilient in responding to the difficulties posed by the coronavirus,

[Column] Adil El Youssefi: Tech has the potential to transform Kenya’s agricultural sector

07-25-2020 | 16:34:25
Kenya’s agriculture sector has grown by 4.8 per cent annually since 2012 with its share of GDP at 33 percent as of 2016.

Agriculture project helps Zambian youth turn away from copper, live off the land

07-22-2020 | 08:06:00
In Zambia’s Serenje district, young Zambians are being offered a ray of hope in the form of an agriculture project that is both an alternative to copper mining as a path out of poverty.

[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: Unlocking Africa's agribusiness potential with platform thinking

07-21-2020 | 14:28:00
The African continent is home to what is considered a huge growth opportunity - agriculture. With 65% of the world's available uncultivated arable land, potential exists for African countries to reach their developmental goals

15.4 million expected cases of acute malnutrition in West and Central Africa, UN agencies

07-20-2020 | 11:46:15
15.4 million cases of acute malnutrition in children under five years old are expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa if adequate measures are not put in place now, warns UN agencies, UNICEF and WFP.