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African Development Bank unveils strategy to safeguard food security against impacts of COVID-19

06-09-2020 | 09:35:00
The African Development Bank has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.

Incentro and Financial Access support the African market during the crisis

06-09-2020 | 07:56:00
Financial advisory firm Financial Access and IT company Incentro launch ‘LendXS’, a new fintech platform especially developed for the African market.

Hub agro dealerships address extension officers’ shortages in Malawi

06-05-2020 | 13:54:48
Malawi’s agriculture faces many challenges chief of whom is lack of extension services among rural subsistence farmers who form the largest farming population in the country.

[Kenya] Dutch flower firm ordered to pay Ksh.1.3 billion in taxes

06-05-2020 | 13:44:00
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has won a case to collect taxes worth Ksh.1.3 billion from Van Den Berg limited, a Dutch flower firm operating in Kenya.

Thirty countries to benefit as Global Environment Facility funds FAO-led projects

06-05-2020 | 10:10:00
FAO welcomed the decision by the Global Environment Facility Council to allocate a substantial $176 million to 24 of its projects that tackle the critical intersection between agriculture and environmental concerns.

GALVmed announces three new projects to accelerate animal healthcare in West Africa

06-05-2020 | 07:45:00
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa.

IFAD supports projects increasing agricultural productivity and incomes in Madagascar

06-04-2020 | 10:26:02
Rural development projects financed and supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have helped to reduce rural poverty and increase rural entrepreneurship in Madagascar, according to a new report.

ONDO launches first international branch in Durban, South Africa

06-03-2020 | 14:00:00
Following the interest in ONDO sustainable farming solutions from South African farmers growing sugar cane, vineyards and corn, the company announcinces the setting up of ONDO’s first international branch in Durban, South Africa.

[Mali] IAEA help farmers improve food security using climate-smart agricultural techniques

06-02-2020 | 10:32:05
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is working with scientists from Mali to improve food security using climate-smart agricultural techniques to enhance water management and improve soil fertility.

AfDB approves emergency relief aid to tackle food insecurity for vulnerable workers in Egypt

06-02-2020 | 07:35:22
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to Egypt to provide food relief, and to contribute to restoring the livelihoods of vulnerable populations severely affected by COVID 19.

EU mobilises €3 million in emergency assistance for floods in East Africa

06-02-2020 | 07:24:00
The EU has mobilised €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods.

Evonik becomes exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa

06-01-2020 | 08:05:00
Evonik has agreed with Swedish manufacturer, Perstorp, that it will be the exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa.

Germany, WFP expand multi-year partnership to empower resilient communities in Niger

05-29-2020 | 07:43:22
The WFP in Niger welcomed an additional €24 million contribution from Germany to scale-up resilience building at a time when Niger is facing the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic on food security.

New swarms of locusts threaten to increase hunger in East Africa reeling from floods and coronavirus

05-28-2020 | 14:59:33
Oxfam warns that millions of people in East and Central Africa, already suffering due to flooding and the impact of coronavirus, are at risk of increased hunger and poverty as the region braces for the latest generation of locusts.

EAC cautions partner states on likely impact of above normal rains in the region

05-28-2020 | 12:30:58
According to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum Statement, parts of South Sudan, Western Kenya, Uganda, Northern Tanzania and Rwanda are expected to receive above normal rainfall between June and September 2020.