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Food security at risk in Ethiopia as WFP faces funding crises

07-04-2020 | 06:37:00
A funding shortfall of $158 million this year is threatening millions of people in Ethiopia who depend on food and nutrition assistance for their very survival, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.

Government gazettes amendments to the regulations governing South African sugar industry

07-04-2020 | 05:51:00
The Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) , Mr Ebrahim Patel gazetted amendments to the Sugar Industry Agreement and South African Sugar Association Constitution.

[Nigeria] Agriculture Minister flags off wet season farming for APPEALS rice farmers

07-03-2020 | 12:21:00
The Nigerian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Alh. Mohammad Sabo Nanono flagged off the distribution of wet season farming support for improved rice production technologies among rice farmers at Tofai community.

Olam to speed up innovation to address global food security

07-03-2020 | 11:12:00
Olam International, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, is on the hunt for ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture and win of $75,000 grant to support development.

Global food commodity prices rebound in June, FAO Index

07-03-2020 | 06:23:29
FAO expects new record-high global cereal production and comfortable stock levels for 2020/21, while food assistance needs up.

WFP supplements government support to poor families hit by COVID-19 in Kenya

07-03-2020 | 06:07:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched cash transfers and nutrition support for more than a quarter of a million people struggling to survive from the impact of COVID-19 on informal settlements in Nairobi.

Water project boosts yields in Mozambique as farmers grapple with climate extremes

07-02-2020 | 14:22:56
With funding from the African Development Bank the project provided irrigation kits, constructed boreholes, small dams and water troughs that boost farmers’ yields.

Two wheel tractors assist Zimbabwe and Ethiopia farmers grow yields and income

07-01-2020 | 09:38:00
Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia have embraced small-scale mechanization thanks to an innovative CIMMYT-led project, which is now drawing to a close.

African Green Resources and African Fertilizer Agribusiness partner to boost crop yields in Zambia

07-01-2020 | 06:46:29
An initiative, which involves a $40 million fertilizer-revolving facility and another $170 million for value addition is to be implemented in the Eastern, Northern, Western, Central, Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces.

AfreximBank receives $200 million financing from ITFC to boost agriculture sector in Sub Saharan Africa

06-30-2020 | 14:27:00
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, has signed a $200 million syndicated Murabaha financing agreement with Afreximbank to support the agriculture sector in Sub Saharan Africa.

World Bank approves $40 million emergency financing to support Somalia’s Desert Locust response

06-30-2020 | 07:20:00
The World Bank approved a $40 million International Development Assistance (IDA) grant for Somalia as part of the Emergency Locust Response Program, which seeks to respond to the threat posed by the locust outbreak.

IFC provides €10 million to Tunisian date exporter VACPA

06-30-2020 | 06:46:00
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is providing €10 million in funding to the Tunisian date processing company VACPA.

Japan provides support to drought affected people in Namibia

06-26-2020 | 14:12:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received Japanese Government contribution of $ 700,000 that will enable WFP to provide food assistance to some 30,000 vulnerable people in Namibia.

[Nigeria] IITA, Mastercard Foundation partnership to equip youth in agrifood value chain with skills

06-26-2020 | 12:59:00
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through its Youth in Agribusiness office, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria to implement the Young Africa Works strategy.

UNICEF, WFP partner to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia

06-26-2020 | 07:44:00
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers.