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African Union set to boost intra-African agricultural trade

04-23-2021 | 08:33:08
The African Union (AU) has set out plans to construct industrial parks that will improve the manufacturing of agricultural products as well as the supply chain.

[Nigeria] Federal Government builds capacity of rice farmers

04-23-2021 | 08:10:00
As part of efforts to improve the production capacity of rice nationwide and enhance food security, the Federal Government launched a scheme to train farmers in the rice value chain on improved techniques from farm to market.

Dangote sugar invests $700 million to boost production in Nigeria

04-21-2021 | 13:50:00
With a national annual import of over $337million, the management of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has declared its irrevocable commitment to the Backward Integration Policy (BIP) of the Federal Government to reverse the trend.

Explosive mix of soaring food prices, conflict drives up hunger by a third across West Africa

04-20-2021 | 10:08:00
Millions of families in West and Central Africa are growing more hungry and desperate by the day as food prices skyrocket, stoking a widening hunger emergency in a region engulfed by conflict and the socioeconomic fallout from COVID-19.

UN Central Emergency Response Fund supports anticipatory action in Ethiopia and Somalia

04-20-2021 | 09:57:25
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is providing $40 million for anticipatory action in Ethiopia and Somalia to ensure that people get help before the situation turns into a devastating food security crisis.

AGRA partners with PAFO to support African smallholder farmer organizations

04-20-2021 | 09:02:00
The Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have signed a cooperation and partnership agreement to strengthen the capacities of African farmers’ organizations.

Sweden and TechnoServe launch $4 million partnership to support Zambia's food processors

04-19-2021 | 14:00:00
The FED program will support the growth of foundational, small and medium-sized food processing enterprises in Zambia.

IITA promotes agriculture as a business for smallholder farmers in DR Congo

04-19-2021 | 07:19:44
The fair’s general objective was to highlight IITA’s research contribution, with the support of its partners, in favor of smallholder farmers in South Kivu.

ECA partners with African countries to increase investment in agriculture

04-19-2021 | 07:02:53
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with African countries to increase investment in infrastructure and agriculture on the continent.

Esri partner QSIT implements AI solution for Egyptian agriculture sector

04-16-2021 | 10:39:00
Esri , the global leader in location intelligence, announced the Egyptian partner Quality Standards for Information Technology (QSIT), has successfully implemented the Crop Mapping and Field Boundary Detection solution.

Dangote Fertilizer to train farmers in the South East

04-16-2021 | 10:21:01
Good times are ahead for farmers in the South-East geopolitical zone as Dangote Fertilizer has promised to train them on better ways of farming to obtain bumper yields…

FAO and the African Union Commission launch a guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market

04-16-2021 | 10:04:37
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission's Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development (AUC-DARBE) have launched a guide to boosting intra-African agricultural trade under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

FMC Corporation announces executive leadership change in EMEA region

04-16-2021 | 08:46:00
FMC Corporation (FMC), the global agricultural sciences company, announced Marc Hullebroeck, FMC vice president and president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, will retire from the company at the end of June 2021.

Climate change taking a toll on Ethiopian coffee, study

04-16-2021 | 06:49:36
Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future.

QSIT implements Artificial Intelligence solution for Egyptian agriculture sector

04-15-2021 | 12:36:24
To meet challenges such as crop disease, weed management, pest control, and irrigation, Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AEnRI) sought to increase agricultural output in different regions all over Egypt.