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Oikocredit partners with tea factories to produce two million tea seedlings in Rwanda

10-09-2020 | 06:07:00
Global social impact Oikocredit International Support Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Karongi and Muganza Kivu tea factories in Rwanda to produce two million seedlings.

Digital hub launched to consolidate learnings from global food legume initiatives

10-08-2020 | 07:40:53
To enable crop researchers and policymakers access information on the three Tropical Legumes projects under one roof, a digital hub has been developed to capture learnings and impacts of crop varietal development.

Japan supports WFP in addressing impact of locust outbreak in eastern Sudan

10-07-2020 | 06:27:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan received a contribution of $1.7 million from the Government of Japan to support vulnerable people whose livelihoods and food security are most at risk because of desert locust swarms.

Scientists introduce new potato varieties to combat potato cyst nematode in East Africa

10-06-2020 | 07:57:48
Scientists from NemAfrica, the nematology unit at CGIAR-IITA, and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) are currently assessing new potato varieties that are resistant to the potato cyst nematode (PCN) pest.

FAO, CropLife International strengthen commitment to promote agri-food systems transformation

10-05-2020 | 05:44:00
United Nations FAO and CropLife International renewed and strengthened their commitment to work together and find new ways to transform agri-food systems and promote rural development through on the ground investment and innovation.

New UK support to tackle locust swarms in East Africa

10-05-2020 | 05:32:00
The UK Government has provided a new package to help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia by spraying, monitoring and surveillance.

Agriculture committee welcomes release of land for agricultural use in South Africa

10-02-2020 | 13:18:16
The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, on the release of state land for land reform purposes.

[Zambia] Good Nature Agro secures $2.1 million funding to scale production in legume value chains

10-02-2020 | 12:20:47
Good Nature Agro, a Zambian company working from end-to-end within the specialised legume value chains, has closed Series A equity funding totaling $2.1 million.

Global aquaculture market to reach $245 billion by 2027, report

10-02-2020 | 05:50:09
With COVID-19 having a damaging impact on Aquaculture, the market is expected to lose steam before recovering to reach a projected global market size of $245.1 billion by 2027.

COCOBOD signs $1.3b trade finance facility for 2020/2021 crop season in Ghana

10-01-2020 | 10:52:00
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), in collaboration with a consortium of International Financiers, signed an agreement that will bring in an amount of $1.3 billion to the Ghanaian Economy.

IFC partners with OCP Africa to strengthen rice sector in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal

09-30-2020 | 07:52:13
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced a partnership with OCP Africa to strengthen value chains of rice in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal.

[Kenya] Agris expands Evergreen Herbs production capacity with new greenhouses

09-29-2020 | 11:11:00
Evergreen Herbs Ltd, one of East Africa’s producers of fresh cut herbs, has started operations at a farm that was set to close in Kajiado, Nairobi.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise advances global food system through memory-driven computing with CGIAR

09-29-2020 | 07:29:36
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE, has announced collaboration with global research partnership the CGIAR System Organization (CGIAR) to uncover insights about food security challenges, now intensified due to COVID-19.

IITA and regional grains body partner to produce aflatoxin-free grain for health and trade

09-29-2020 | 07:23:34
CGIAR-IITA and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grain in the region.

IFC, OCP Africa partner to strengthen rice sectors in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal

09-29-2020 | 06:58:00
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the establishment of a partnership with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group with a view to strengthening the rice sectors in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal.