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UN General Assembly establishes new international year and days devoted to food and agriculture

12-20-2019 | 08:04:00
FAO has welcomed the decision by the United Nations to create two new international days and one international year devoted to issues directly related to food and agriculture.

World Resources Institute appoints Wanjira Mathai as Regional Director for Africa

12-19-2019 | 12:46:00
World Resources Institute, WRI, a global research organization focusing on food, energy, climate and forestry among other sectors, has named Wanjira Mathai as the Regional Director for Africa, and Vice President.

[Sudan] AfDB approves $60 million loan to support Elnefeidi Group’s agricultural expansion

12-19-2019 | 12:42:00
The African Development Bank, AfDB, Board of Directors has approved a $60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme.

Mobile technologies enabling carbon reductions in climate emergencies, GSMA report

12-19-2019 | 09:25:00
The use of mobile technology enabled a global reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of around 2,135 million tonnes CO2e last year,

[South Africa] Department of Agriculture heightens alert over Fall Armyworm

12-19-2019 | 09:22:00
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has urged maize crops, sorghum and sweetcorn growers and the public to take precautionary measures to control the Fall Armyworm.

[Angola] Freshmart 7 Supermarket expansion a boost to banana cultivation

12-19-2019 | 07:43:00
The expansion of the Fresmart7 supermarket chain, whose seventh surface was inaugurated, in the Talatona municipality, in Luanda, will boost banana production in the country, via farms, for its supply.

[South Africa] Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative

12-19-2019 | 07:32:00
South Africa’s supermarket chain store Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative.

Rwanda government partners with IFPRI to accelerate agricultural productivity

12-19-2019 | 07:29:00
IFPRI has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in creating the new Rwanda Agricultural Policy Analysis and Capacity Development Program.

Rice farmers in East Africa to benefit from $3 million grant

12-18-2019 | 07:43:00
Rice farmers in East Africa are set to benefit from a US$3.1 million dollar grant to a rice sector promotion project which will be implemented over a period of three years.

New UNIDO publication to boost agro-industry investment promotion activities in Ethiopia

12-18-2019 | 07:38:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published a new edition of the Agro-Industry Investment Opportunities Directory: Ethiopia.

Global crop protection chemicals market worth $57 billion, report

12-18-2019 | 07:19:25
The global crop protection chemicals market was valued at $57.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.4% between 2019 and 2024 according to a report by Research and Markets.

Oikocredit exits its investment in Zambian fish farm Yalelo

12-18-2019 | 07:12:27
Dutch headquartered social impact investor Oikocredit has exited its investment in Zambian fish farm, Yalelo Limited.

Government and non-profit organization's initiatives spur global organic fertilizers market, report

12-18-2019 | 07:09:00
The Global Organic Fertilizers Market is expected to grow with a significant rate during the forecast period 2018-2025.

Rethinking poverty eradication and food security through agriculture in Africa

12-18-2019 | 07:05:34
Agriculture in Africa is expected to meet the dual objectives of providing food and helping people to escape poverty.

[Nigeria] AGCO VP for Africa, Nuradin Osman, joins governing council of new agricultural college

12-17-2019 | 13:10:00
Nuradin Osman, AGCO Vice President and General Manager for Africa, has been sworn-in to the Governing Council of the newly established College of Agriculture and Technology in Isan-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.