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FAO makes gains in the fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen, threat for food security crisis remains

05-12-2020 | 07:24:00
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said that significant gains had been made in the fight against the desert locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen.

Germany, WFP collaborate to build resilient communities in Mali

05-11-2020 | 11:20:00
Germany has reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term improvement of livelihoods and food security in Mali through an EUR 11 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme’s life-changing activities in the country.

Angola eyes former coffee glory for more sustainable growth

05-11-2020 | 07:14:00
Angola produced 8,000 tons of coffee in 2017 – a fraction of the more than 230,000 tons it produced annually in the early 1970s when it jockeyed with Côte d’Ivoire and Uganda for the title of Africa’s top exporter.

Climate smart agriculture project invests € 2 million in East Africa

05-09-2020 | 13:04:10
The Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow project has co-invested € 2 million in grants to 14 private sector companies working in agriculture value chains in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Olam receives $176 million funding to bolster agribusiness operations

05-09-2020 | 06:28:00
Olam International and its wholly owned subsidiary, Olam Treasury Pte. Ltd., have secured multi-tranche financing facilities aggregating $176 million.

[Ghana] EU, partners invest in green businesses targeting 5,000 beneficiaries

05-08-2020 | 11:03:00
The European Union (EU) and partners are collaborating to create jobs for at least 5,000 people in Ghana.

[Ghana] Poultry project keeps market for local Chicken active amid COVID-19

05-08-2020 | 08:37:00
Poultry producers in Ghana are exploring new ways to facilitate training and conduct business online, while restrictions from the global outbreak of COVID-19 threaten to disrupt their livelihoods.

Zambian Breweries targets 5,000 cassava farmers in latest commercialization project

05-07-2020 | 16:05:00
Zambian Breweries is championing commercialization of cassava through the production of Eagle Lager and is targeting to buy the crop from 5,000 farmers this year.

[Kenya] Silafrica launches the first smart crates in Africa for Twiga Foods

05-07-2020 | 13:55:00
Silafrica has announced it is introducing the Smart Crate Technology for Twiga Foods, a Kenyan company.

Restrictions on cross border movement affecting seed supply chain, COMESA

05-07-2020 | 08:47:00
Restrictions on cross border movement imposed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic by countries in the region, have adversely affected the supply of seeds which may lead to food insecurity.

Japan pledges $14.8 million for food assistance in Zimbabwe

05-07-2020 | 06:03:00
The Government of Japan announced an additional US$14.8 million in funding to meet the essential food security needs of vulnerable populations in Zimbabwe through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Zimbabwe.

Africa’s grain market grows on production and consumption changes, report

05-07-2020 | 06:01:00
Grain market in Africa is continuing to exude a bullish performance according to a report by IndexBox, citing that the revenue in 2018 amounted to $109 billion.

[South Africa] FreshStop partners with Mr. D Food on delivery

05-06-2020 | 11:09:00
Retail and food service store, FreshStop at Caltex has partnered with food delivery app, Mr D Food to allow customers to order their food, snacks and drinks for delivery through the Mr D app.

ITFC invests $100 million in Egypt’s sugar and wheat imports

05-06-2020 | 11:05:00
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed a $100 million financing agreement with Egypt’s GASC to cover the government’s essential strategic commodity needs.

Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits, WFP

05-06-2020 | 09:58:00
Over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions being a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).