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EIB provides fresh support to secure drinking water supply in Tunisia

10-28-2020 | 07:12:29
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the financing institution of the European Union signed two finance contracts totalling €38 million with Tunisia and the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) to secure the drinking water supply.

FAO, OIE kickstart global initiative to stop spread of deadly pig disease

10-27-2020 | 10:51:00
As African swine fever marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world's most vulnerable populations, FAO and the OIE are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep this deadly pig disease at bay.

GIZ working on establishing Ethiopian forest coffee on the international market

10-26-2020 | 05:54:00
GIZ GmbH has been working in Ethiopia on behalf of the Partnerships for Forest programme and together with smallholders organized in cooperatives, it is working on establishing forest coffee on the international market.

[South Africa] Woolworths invests $46 million in its food business

10-22-2020 | 11:05:00
Woolworths South Africa has announced its commitment to invest R1billion in its prices over the next two – three years, with a R750million, approximately, $46 million, investment planned in the Foods business.

Mastercard Foundation partners with ICCO Cooperation to build resilience of 8,000 Senegalese farmers

10-22-2020 | 11:03:00
ICCO Cooperation and the Mastercard Foundation have joined forces to support smallholder farmers in Senegal who were left reeling from the impact of COVID-19.

Egypt's agricultural exports hit $1.6 billion in eight months

10-22-2020 | 06:01:17
Egypt's exports of crops hit 1.67 billion dollars in eight months, Jan-Aug 2020, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

USAID, Ethiopian partner to source food from local farmers for in-flight meals

10-21-2020 | 12:34:00
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.

Bank technologies for African agricultural transformation training in Ghana raising farmer agricultural ambition

10-21-2020 | 07:00:38
When Isaac Papanko started farming maize on eight hectares of farmland, he couldn’t have imagined that within just a few years, his agribusiness would grow to be 425 hectares.

African Heads call on world leaders to increase investment in IFAD to end rural hunger and poverty

10-21-2020 | 05:46:40
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the IFAD or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.

Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism, OCP Africa team up to increase access to fertilizers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

10-20-2020 | 14:06:00
The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism in a $4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group.

Agricultural sector recovery to boost Kenya’s economy, Scope Markets report

10-15-2020 | 13:04:00
Kenya’s economy is expected to bounce back with improved performance of the agricultural sector, according to a new report.

Low-value addition of horticulture, leather products cost EAC export earnings, report

10-14-2020 | 13:10:00
East African partner states are losing out billions of dollars by inadequately investing in adding value to horticulture and leather goods produced in the region and not addressing bottlenecks derailing growth in the sectors.

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program donors announce $300m to end hunger and malnutrition

10-14-2020 | 06:14:00
During the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Replenishment Period 2020-25, donors increased their contributions to achieve sustainable Development Goal 2 - a world with zero hunger.

Ethiopia government, IFAD launch $305 million project to build farmers' resilience

10-13-2020 | 13:34:59
Ethiopia government and International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.

IFC and AATIF invest in Senegal onion plant to boost agriculture and jobs

10-13-2020 | 06:41:46
IFC and the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) have announced an investment to help Société Africaine d’Ingrédients (SAF Ingrédients) build an onion dehydration plant in Senegal.