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Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields, Stanford researchers

12-09-2019 | 06:15:00
Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for food.

[South Africa] Western Cape launches farmers’ register

12-09-2019 | 06:08:00
Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape minister of agriculture, has launched the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Western Cape’s Producer/Farmer Register.

New dam set to benefit 250,000 Burkina Faso farmers with improved irrigation

12-06-2019 | 09:05:00
Saudi Fund for Development has partnered with the government of Burkina Faso to inaugurate a $130 million dam that is set to benefit 250,000 farmers with improved irrigation and land reclamation.

[Angola] Government furthers mechanization drive with award of 40 more tractors to agriculture operators

12-06-2019 | 06:15:00
Six agricultural operators in the municipalities of Lubango, Matala, Chibia and Caluquembe of Huila Province have received 40 tractors and their agricultural implements.

World food prices jump to record high in November, FAO Food Price Index

12-06-2019 | 06:08:00
World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils.

IFC, GAFSP invest in Uganda’s Grainpulse to boost farmers’ access to fertilizer and markets

12-05-2019 | 12:49:00
IFC and GAFSP announced a $11 million loan to Ugandan agribusiness company Grainpulse to support its expansion and strengthen its farmer supply chain, increasing food production and economic growth in the country.

Eni, SNDP sign MoU to assess, extend experimental castor cultivation to produce sustainable biofuels in Tunisia

12-05-2019 | 09:32:00
Eni and SNDP signed an MoU at the Tunisian Ministry of Industry on joint collaboration, through a joint company, to cultivate castor at a semi-industrial level used to produce sustainable biofuels.

Cargill invests $113 million to expand cocoa processing in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

12-05-2019 | 08:35:00
Cargill is investing over $113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana.

Investments in climate services for agriculture and food security outweigh costs, report

12-05-2019 | 08:30:00
Weather and climate services are vital for sustainable development and climate change adaptation.

Natural based farming initiatives spur growth of global organic fertilizers market, report

12-05-2019 | 06:00:00
The global organic fertilizers market is expected to grow with a significant rate in the period 2018-2025, owing to initiatives to promote and support natural based farming practices.

Africa Climate Change Fund receives 1 million euros from Government of Flanders to support projects in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa

12-04-2019 | 12:40:00
The Government of Flanders has committed 1 million euros to the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) to support five projects in Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa.

AMPATH and Corteva team up to grow awareness on soybean cultivation in Western Kenya

12-04-2019 | 09:13:00
Soybean, most commonly grown in North America, South America, and Asia, has only gained limited adoption in Africa.

Morocco, IFAD invest in smallholder farmers’ climate change resilience

12-04-2019 | 08:21:00
A new €82.6 million agricultural development project finaned by the IFAD and the Government of Morocco will help 11,200 vulnerable households to increase their productivity and incomes in the face of climate change.

[Ethiopia] ICIPE, Mastercard Foundation launch $55 million initiative targeting 100,000 youth along honey and silk value chains

12-04-2019 | 06:50:33
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and Mastercard Foundation have launched an initiative that is targeting 100,000 Ethiopian youth along honey and silk value chains.

WFP expands emergency operations in Zimbabwe as drought, economic hardship plunge millions into hunger

12-04-2019 | 06:50:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly expanding an already sizeable emergency operation in Zimbabwe where drought, flooding and macro-economic meltdown have plunged 7.7 million people – half the population into severe hunger.