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Digital payments simplify cash-flow for Ghana rural farmers

05-22-2020 | 06:31:43
A\n initiative to experiment on the use of digital wallets Ghana has proven that use of mobile money can make delivery of financial services to farmers much cheaper and less risky.

World Bank provides $48 million emergency support for Uganda to manage Desert Locust threat

05-22-2020 | 06:24:00
The World Bank approved a financing of $48 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Uganda prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the Desert Locust outbreak.

Team Europe bolsters food security in Kenya and neighbouring nations

05-21-2020 | 12:55:00
Team Europe - the EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and the region with over Ksh 16 billion (EUR 140 million) at a time of crisis due to COVID-19.

[South Africa] R10 million in fodder support distributed to Western Cape farmers

05-21-2020 | 11:58:08
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has distributed R10 million in fodder support to 1727 farmers located in extreme or critically extreme drought areas in the Western Cape.

[Tanzania] East Africa Fruits Co receives $2.05 million to improve supply chain infrastructure

05-21-2020 | 06:42:00
East Africa Fruits Co., a Tanzanian company addressing food distribution challenges to improve efficiencies in the farm-to-market sector, has closed Series A equity funding totaling $2.05 million.

Olam achieves FSC certification for its natural forest concessions in Congo

05-20-2020 | 13:16:00
Global food and agri-business Olam International has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its Mimbeli-Ibenga forestry concession.

Cargill leverages technology to improve transparency in pursuit of a thriving cocoa sector

05-20-2020 | 08:41:00
The Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate 2018-2019 Sustainability Progress Report has highlighted how Cargill is using technology to connect every dot in the cocoa supply.

Hunger could double in East Africa and the Horn in months as coronavirus spreads, WFP

05-19-2020 | 14:23:18
The dire socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic may more than double the number of hungry people in East Africa and the Horn over the next three months, a report from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has found.

Rwanda lays ground to become self-sufficient in seed supply

05-19-2020 | 14:19:00
Despite the lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, Rwanda has not witnessed disruption in the supply of seeds to farmers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.

Japan, WFP partner to fight malnutrition in Tanzania

05-19-2020 | 14:00:00
The Japanese government has contributed $1.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the implementation of the four-year Boresha Lishe nutrition project in rural areas of central Tanzania.

FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact

05-19-2020 | 06:01:00
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19's impact could be devastating.

[South Africa] Over 15 000 farmers approved for COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund

05-18-2020 | 14:21:00
More than 15 000 small-scale farmers from South Africa have been approved for R1.2 billion COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund, according to Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister.

Multiple crises threaten to reverse Africa’s good crop harvests, AGRA report

05-18-2020 | 14:04:00
Invasion of desert locusts, civil conflicts in parts of the West African region, and the global outbreak of COVID-19 pause a huge threat to Africa’s 2020 food security.

World Bank approves $137.5 million for Somalia’s response to COVID-19, floods and drought

05-18-2020 | 07:30:00
The World Bank approved a $137.5 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to help Somalia respond to and recover from multiple, ongoing, and overlapping crises.

[South Africa] Zulzi raises $1.6 million to expand operations

05-18-2020 | 07:26:00
Zulzi, a South Africa based on-demand delivery platform has bagged R30 million ($1.6 million) funding from an unnamed JSE-listed company, aimed to expand its operations.