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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.

AGCO recasts vision to underscore commitment, provide sustainable high-tech solutions

05-15-2020 | 10:02:00
AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, announced it is highlighting its commitment to bringing farmers sustainable high-tech solutions by relaunching its vision.

Finnfund invests $15 million to strengthen Africa’s agricultural supply chain

05-15-2020 | 07:13:00
Finnfund has extended a syndicated loan to ETG Group that has developed into a global player with a diverse portfolio of expertise across multiple industries, encompassing agricultural inputs.

[Nigeria] CBIIL deploys digital tools to connect farmers to agriculture value chain

05-14-2020 | 15:12:00
CBi Innovations Limited (CBiIL) has chosen the SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution to support 850 000 small maize producers and integrate them into the agricultural value chains.

Procter & Gamble, Cargill partner to bring nature-powered innovation, fuel the future for more sustainable products

05-14-2020 | 13:17:00
An innovation developed in the corporate R&D labs at P&G that converts lactic acid into bio-based acrylic acid could be a helpful step to shift everyday goods to be made from annually renewable crops.

African Development Bank donates $1.67 million for preparatory study of dams construction in Eswatini

05-14-2020 | 11:10:00
The African Development Bank approved a donation of 1.67 million US dollars (1.2 million Units of Account) for the realization of a study on the Mkondvo-Ngwavuma Water Resources Development Program in Eswatini.