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African and European actors launch coalition dedicated to agro-ecology in Africa

01-12-2021 | 05:58:52
More than 100 European and African actors have signed a charter of commitment to the development of the agro-pastoral sectors in Africa, particularly in the Sahel.

AgBiTech and GAIL to distribute Fawligen biological control for Fall Armyworm in Nigeria

01-11-2021 | 07:39:27
Farmers in Nigeria, the first country where Fall Armyworm (FAW) was detected in Africa in 2016, will soon get access to a biological tool that will prevent an infestation of the invasive pest.

IFDC, Minbos Resources sign MOU to develop fertilizer market for smallholder farmers in Angola

01-08-2021 | 13:36:00
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and Minbos Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Cabinda Phosphate project that seeks to develop the fertilizer market for smallholder farmers in Angola.

Sweden contributes $3.5m to help WFP deliver food in northern Mozambique

01-07-2021 | 06:25:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of $3.5 million from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to help meet the food and nutrition needs of people in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique.

[Zambia] FirstWave Group partners with Xelect to develop a breeding program for local tilapia

01-07-2021 | 06:18:03
FirstWave Group, Africa's largest tilapia fish producer recently signed a partnership agreement with Xelect, specialists in aquaculture genetics and breeding programmes, to develop local high-performance tilapia breeds.

Selina Wamucii launches AI powered tool to help African farmers fight locusts

01-06-2021 | 12:23:00
A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Dubbed, Kuzi, it is an AI-powered tool that generates a real-time heatmap of locusts across Africa, shows all potential migration routes, and gives a real-time locust breeding index.

The OPEC Fund signs $20m development loan to boost sustainable agriculture in Malawi

01-06-2021 | 09:42:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed $20 million development loan agreement with Malawi to improve the livelihoods of around 1.3 million people living in rural areas.

Inspira Farms receives financing for agricultural first-mile cold chain installations in Africa

01-06-2021 | 07:04:04
SunFunder, a recurring partner of InspiraFarms has confirmed a new $500k loan which will provide working capital to deploy our agricultural first-mile cold chain installations in Africa.

Adoption of mobile phones can provide youth with agriculture market access, study

01-04-2021 | 09:05:00
Agriculture has been categorized as the largest economic sector in most African countries, offering opportunities for poverty alleviation for youth, yet there is still a low percentage of youth involvement in the sector.

CIMMYT unveils three fall armyworm-tolerant maize varieties for Eastern and Southern Africa

12-23-2020 | 06:41:17
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has announced the successful development of three CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm-tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa.

Desert Locust upsurge continues to threaten food security in Horn of Africa and Yemen

12-18-2020 | 09:47:48
A new generation of Desert Locust swarms is threatening agricultural and pastoral livelihoods and the food security of millions of people in the Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020.

United States delivers $20m in wheat to Sudan

12-18-2020 | 09:24:00
The United States has provided 65,000 metric tons of wheat in the Republic of Sudan through a grant worth $20 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the World Food Programme (WFP).

FAO launches the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

12-17-2020 | 05:10:00
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has launched the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 (IYFV) with an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production.

South Africa agritech startup Aerobotics raises funds for global expansion

12-16-2020 | 08:01:00
FMO and Cathay AfricInvest Innovation have invested in Aerobotics, a South African AgriTech startup developing intelligent tools to the feed the world.

Global Environment Facility approves $78.5m to support FAO-led projects

12-15-2020 | 13:55:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed the recent decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to approve 13 FAO-led projects in 16 countries, totaling to $78.5 million.