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Researchers call for gender-friendly crop varieties to aid food security

03-16-2021 | 09:22:16
A study was carried out by a team of researchers led by Amare Tegbaru, IITA Gender Specialist, to examine the development of drought-tolerant maize varieties in West Africa.

[Burundi] Kerry partners with World Food Program to improve food security and nutrition

03-15-2021 | 09:53:15
Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has announced details of a new project with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which aims to enhance the production and availability of safe, sustainable milk for children and communities in the Gitega province of Burundi.

South Africa ranked top food secure country in Sub Saharan Africa, GFSI

03-12-2021 | 07:32:00
South Africa has been ranked the highest in food security out of 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This according to the latest Global Food Security Index (GFSI) report, despite an overall decline in food security.

FAO to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021

03-12-2021 | 07:30:47
As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, FAO is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people.

Benin Republic seeks Nigeria’s collaboration on rice production

03-10-2021 | 09:40:00
The authorities of Benin Republic, Tuesday, dispatched a delegation to hunt President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention for Nigeria to assist the nation produce rice.

OPEC Fund strengthens food security in Burundi with $20m loan

03-10-2021 | 08:10:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed a $20 million public sector loan agreement with Burundi to co-finance a project that will improve food security, expand access to marketplaces and social services.

[Nigeria] Dangote Sugar increases production by 13.7% despite pandemic

03-10-2021 | 08:07:28
The sugar group also posted an increase in sales volume which rose by 6.9 per cent, from 684,487 tonnes to 731,701 tonnes.

Mentoring women entrepreneurs to run successful agribusinesses

03-09-2021 | 15:24:54
Women are the backbone of African agriculture and have been unequally affected by the impacts of the COVID pandemic.

IDRC, ACIAR partner to economically empower African women farmers

03-09-2021 | 14:40:00
As COVID-19 pandemic continues, existing inequalities have been further fanned, with already vulnerable and marginalized groups faced with additional challenges and even further reductions in their access to services and opportunities.

Researcher explores native grass for improving livestock productivity in DR Congo

03-09-2021 | 12:03:29
With a population of close to 90 million people, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, boasts 90 million hectares of pasture that can support 40 million heads of cattle and produce 1.5 million tonnes of beef per year.

Agro expert calls for greater use of Chinese knowledge tech in agriculture in Africa

03-08-2021 | 11:16:57
Africa needs to take full advantage of its close-ties and cooperation with China, in terms of technology transfer, skills and policy development, to fully revolutionize its agricultural sector, according to an agricultural expert.

[Burundi] OFID helps strengthen food security with US$20 million loan

03-08-2021 | 10:28:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed a US$20 million public sector loan agreement with Burundi to co-finance a project that will improve food security and strengthen the resilience of agricultural production systems.

Chinese agricultural experts help Burundi improve agricultural production

03-08-2021 | 07:31:41
The Chinese experts mainly assisted Burundi in formulating agricultural industry policy planning, providing consultation and conducting experiments, demonstrations and technical training.

AGRA, partners launch online SME Resource Bank to help agribusinesses raise fund

03-05-2021 | 11:32:21
African agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises seeking to fundraise for their businesses can now go online and have access to a newly launched platform where they can find articulated requirements for accessing the funds.

Kenyan farmers find fortunes in community seed bank

03-05-2021 | 08:52:00
A group of farmers in Kenya are earning income and reversing malnutrition trends in their area by embracing the cultivation, preservation and sale of indigenous vegetable seeds thanks to a new community seed bank concept.