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IFC, FMO announce loan to support South Africa's blueberry industry

01-27-2021 | 12:32:00
A loan from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO, announced a loan to support growth, exports, and jobs in South Africa's blueberry industry.

AfDB launches programme to mobilize $25 billion for climate change adaptation initiatives across Africa

01-26-2021 | 14:04:00
African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina has announced the launch of the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) to mobilize $25 billion to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation actions across Africa.

aWhere partners with Kenyan government to empower farmers with weather services

01-26-2021 | 07:44:47
aWhere, the provider of agricultural weather data and analytics, announced a new agreement with the government of Kenya, for the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization to gain use of aWhere's 6,787 virtual weather stations in Kenya.

Forty governments and leading institutions commit to support locally led climate adaptation

01-26-2021 | 06:47:27
Forty governments, leading global institutions and local and international NGOs, including UN Development Programme, Climate Investment Funds, Zurich Investment Group, BRAC and Slum Dwellers International, have committed a new set of principles to ensure climate adaptation is led by local people.

IITA trains Nigeria women on homestead gardening

01-25-2021 | 06:51:00
Through the USAID-funded Feed-the-future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity, IITA has trained 300 women in homestead gardening in northeastern Nigeria.

East Africa's locust air force could be grounded as another wave of the scourge takes flight

01-20-2021 | 12:26:48
A locust fighting force assembled by countries in East Africa to combat an invasion of the crop-devouring pest is at risk of seeing its activities grind to a halt as funding to sustain its operations dries up, FAO warns.

TechnoServe and Alteia partner to deploy AI solutions for climate-smart cashew programme in Benin

01-20-2021 | 07:45:08
TechnoServe and technology platform Alteia have announced that they have signed a partnership agreement that aims to improve cashew farming practices through the use of aerial drone imagery and artificial intelligence.

EU funds €7.6m to address hunger challenges in Mozambique

01-20-2021 | 07:13:00
A combined total of €7.6 million in funding from the European Union (EU) is helping the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) address the growing food needs in Mozambique driven by climate change.

AfDB grants emergency aid of $686,000 to combat adverse effects of drought in Madagascar

01-20-2021 | 07:05:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved an emergency aid of $686,000 to Madagascar intended to cope with the combined effects of the drought and the Covid-19 pandemic in the far south of the island.

Digital nutrient management tool reduces emissions, improves crop yields and boosts farmers’ profits

01-19-2021 | 10:31:48
An international team of scientists, led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), has demonstrated how better nutrient management using digital tools, such as the Nutrient Expert decision support tool, can boost rice and wheat productivity.

IITA bets on ICT to boost agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

01-19-2021 | 10:25:02
IITA has been at the forefront of using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for research management and knowledge sharing, including extension, scaling out, e-learning, collaboration, and agricultural services enhancement.

World digital agriculture market poised to reach $21 billion in 2025, report

01-15-2021 | 06:18:44
The Global Digital Agriculture market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.26% over the forecast period to reach a market size of $20.713 billion in 2025 from $11.527 billion in 2019.

[Nigeria] NYSC with IITA to create agricultural opportunities for the youth

01-15-2021 | 06:08:38
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and IITA are partnering to open up opportunities to youth in Nigeria.

Value Seeds, Mastercard Foundation partner to support women farmers' recovery and resilience in Nigeria

01-14-2021 | 07:00:00
10,000 women in Nigeria will be selected as direct beneficiaries of a two-year agricultural intervention, as Value Seeds launches their COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Intervention Project in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

FAO, IRENA join forces to boost renewables in food and agriculture

01-13-2021 | 10:47:00
FAO and IRENA have underscored their continued commitment to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in agri-food, fisheries and forestry chains and sustainable bioenergy through the signature of a collaboration agreement.