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Cameroon, IFAD join forces to boost food security, support small-scale farmers

09-28-2020 | 07:13:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a $59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA).

Kenya horticulture industry flourishes despite the Covid-19 disruption

09-25-2020 | 13:00:00
The horticulture industry in Kenya is optimistic of quick recovery as global space slowly opens after the Covid-19 disruption.

Lesotho, IFAD join forces to improve livelihoods of vulnerable small-scale farmers

09-25-2020 | 07:41:00
160,000 poor rural households in Lesotho will benefit from new financing for a project that will boost food security and nutrition, mitigate the impact of climate change and strengthen livelihoods for greater income.

[Nigeria] Airsmat raises $100,000 investment to deepen AI application in agriculture

09-25-2020 | 07:28:00
AirSmat, a Nigeria-based Pan-African Software company, has received a boost of $100,000 from Zetogon as pre-seeding investment to help the organization on the journey to deliver world-class service in Africa.

FAO, IBM and Microsoft relaunch commitment towards developing AI practices to promote food security

09-25-2020 | 07:28:00
FAO, IBM and Microsoft relaunched a commitment towards developing forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are inclusive and promote sustainable ways to achieve food and nutrition security.

Local poultry production shows moderate growth in South Africa

09-24-2020 | 10:15:00
The production of South African poultry increased by 5% during the first 8 months of the year, when compared to the same period last year, despite the challenges to the operating environment brought on by COVID-19.

[Morocco] EIB, Crédit Agricole du Maroc sign €200 million financing agreement to support agriculture sector

09-23-2020 | 07:12:42
The European Investment Bank ,EIB, and Crédit Agricole du Maroc ,CAM, have signed a €200 million loan agreement to boost support for Moroccan businesses operating in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector

Corteva Agriscience and National Potato Council of Kenya in deal to improve technologies, yields for potato farmers

09-22-2020 | 10:43:00
Smallholder potato farmers in Kenya stand to increase their yields significantly following the announcement of a collaboration between Corteva Agriscience and the National Potato Council of Kenya.

New research highlights impact of COVID-19 on food security in Kenya and Uganda

09-22-2020 | 07:03:26
CABI scientists have conducted new research highlighting the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food security in Kenya and Uganda with more than two-thirds of those surveyed having experienced economic hardship due to the pandemic.

Republic of Korea provides rice and funds for refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts

09-22-2020 | 06:57:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)welcom ed 5,000 metric tons of rice and $300,000 in cash from the Republic of Korea to provide much-needed relief assistance to 781,000 people including refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts.

IITA and CIMMYT collaborate to enhance adoption of Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa

09-21-2020 | 12:57:46
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently launched a project that aims to investigate the drivers and barriers to adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in southern Africa.

FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition

09-21-2020 | 08:27:00
FAO unveiled its new Green Cities Initiative and Action Plan to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition in and around the cities in a post COVID-19 era.

Bunge unveils shea butter processing plant in Ghana, the largest in Africa

09-18-2020 | 13:05:00
Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), the specialty oils and fats business of Bunge Limited, has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art shea butter processing facility in Tema, Ghana.

[South Africa] Naspers Foundry invests in FSN to boost food ordering system

09-18-2020 | 06:04:41
Naspers Foundry, Naspers’s R1.4 billion early-stage tech investment vehicle aimed at boosting the South African tech sector, has closed its third deal, an investment in Food Supply Network (FSN).

Rwanda government, scientists introduce disease-resistant cassava varieties to farmers

09-17-2020 | 06:25:56
The Government of Rwanda has been working with partners to find clean, safe, and productive cassava seeds.