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Proparco invests $18.7 million in Kenya Nut Company

08-10-2020 | 06:08:00
With a loan of $ 18.7 million, Proparco is supporting Kenya Nut Company, a family business that has diversified and has been active for more than 40 years in the nut sector, macadamia and cashew, in Kenya.

New project pursues climate innovations to boost Zimbabwe livestock production systems

08-08-2020 | 14:30:00
A new European Union-funded ‘Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe’ (LIPS-Zim) project is working to increase agricultural productivity in the country’s agro-ecological Zones.

Central African Republic receives food assistance from WFP

08-06-2020 | 11:23:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the first ever delivery of food assistance to the landlocked Central African Republic using barges along the Ubangui River from neighboring Republic of Congo.

WFP launches nutrition programme in Khartoum, Sudan

08-06-2020 | 06:26:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its nutrition support programme for the first time in Khartoum for 175,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under five, in collaboration with the Khartoum State Ministry of Health.

[Ghana] Agriculture Ministry, Global Affairs Canada support Women’s Farmer-Based Organizations

08-05-2020 | 09:18:00
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana and the Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development announced a GHC 2.5 million pilot support from Global Affairs Canada to Women’s Farmer-Based Organizations (WFBOs).

South African wine farmers turn to court to appeal for relief from alcohol ban

08-04-2020 | 09:28:00
South African family farming organisation Saai will approach the Northern Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 18 August 2020 to have the ban on the sale and consumption of wine in restaurants set aside.

Sugar safeguard on Kenya paying-off, COMESA

08-04-2020 | 08:12:00
The sugar industry in Kenya has steadily expanded over the years, currently with 15 white sugar mills being opened and several jaggery (healthy sugar alternative) operators in place.

COMESA COVID-19 food security response plan underway

08-03-2020 | 07:41:00
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region.

REDAVIA deploys first solar farm in Kenya at Menengai Farmers

07-31-2020 | 12:08:00
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, has deployed its first solar farm in Kenya for Menengai Farmers Ltd tea farm in Tigoni.

AGG project to ramp up genetic gains in maize for better livelihoods

07-31-2020 | 06:37:00
As plant pests and diseases continue to evolve a major priority for breeders and partners is developing better stress tolerant and higher yielding varieties faster and more cost effectively.

WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger

07-31-2020 | 06:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.

West and East Africa entrepreneurs shine at the Africa and Asia nutrition competition

07-30-2020 | 16:30:00
Entrepreneurs from Nigeria and Tanzania running innovative businesses to address malnutrition emerged winners in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition organised by the SUN Business Network.

NITDA Adopts Nigerian farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme

07-30-2020 | 10:15:15
The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme to provide Nigerian farmers with means to showcase their farm produce in the digital world market.

Scientists collaborate to save East Africa’s potatoes from a new pest threat

07-30-2020 | 09:00:00
Scientists have been at the forefront of efforts to address a new emerging pest threat to the production of potato in the East Africa region.

[Côte d'Ivoire] Godiva partners with Earthworm Foundation to promote sustainable change in the cocoa sector

07-29-2020 | 14:49:13
Godiva, a global company inn premium chocolate, has partnered with the Earthworm Foundation to make sustainable improvements to the cocoa supply chain beginning in Côte d'Ivoire.