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Tunisia farming systems win recognition as part of the global agricultural heritage

06-16-2020 | 07:34:00
Tunisia's traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System.

Canada provides CA$1 million to help lift Zimbabweans out of hunger

06-12-2020 | 07:03:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of CA$1 million from the Government of Canada for life-saving humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe.

[Kenya] Government, GIZ invest $17 million in agriculture youth programmes

06-11-2020 | 08:12:00
The Kenyan government has launched Sh1.8 billion, approximately $17 million, rural youth employment programmes in western Kenya through agriculture in partnership with German Development Agency

WFP resumes direct deliveries of emergency food to South Sudan from Kenya

06-10-2020 | 10:55:00
For the first time since 2018, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to send a humanitarian convoy from Kenya directly into South Sudan via the Nadapal Border crossing just as hunger is peaking in the country.

African Development Bank unveils strategy to safeguard food security against impacts of COVID-19

06-09-2020 | 09:35:00
The African Development Bank has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.

Incentro and Financial Access support the African market during the crisis

06-09-2020 | 07:56:00
Financial advisory firm Financial Access and IT company Incentro launch ‘LendXS’, a new fintech platform especially developed for the African market.

Hub agro dealerships address extension officers’ shortages in Malawi

06-05-2020 | 13:54:48
Malawi’s agriculture faces many challenges chief of whom is lack of extension services among rural subsistence farmers who form the largest farming population in the country.

[Kenya] Dutch flower firm ordered to pay Ksh.1.3 billion in taxes

06-05-2020 | 13:44:00
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has won a case to collect taxes worth Ksh.1.3 billion from Van Den Berg limited, a Dutch flower firm operating in Kenya.

Thirty countries to benefit as Global Environment Facility funds FAO-led projects

06-05-2020 | 10:10:00
FAO welcomed the decision by the Global Environment Facility Council to allocate a substantial $176 million to 24 of its projects that tackle the critical intersection between agriculture and environmental concerns.

GALVmed announces three new projects to accelerate animal healthcare in West Africa

06-05-2020 | 07:45:00
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa.

IFAD supports projects increasing agricultural productivity and incomes in Madagascar

06-04-2020 | 10:26:02
Rural development projects financed and supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have helped to reduce rural poverty and increase rural entrepreneurship in Madagascar, according to a new report.

ONDO launches first international branch in Durban, South Africa

06-03-2020 | 14:00:00
Following the interest in ONDO sustainable farming solutions from South African farmers growing sugar cane, vineyards and corn, the company announcinces the setting up of ONDO’s first international branch in Durban, South Africa.

[Mali] IAEA help farmers improve food security using climate-smart agricultural techniques

06-02-2020 | 10:32:05
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is working with scientists from Mali to improve food security using climate-smart agricultural techniques to enhance water management and improve soil fertility.

AfDB approves emergency relief aid to tackle food insecurity for vulnerable workers in Egypt

06-02-2020 | 07:35:22
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to Egypt to provide food relief, and to contribute to restoring the livelihoods of vulnerable populations severely affected by COVID 19.

EU mobilises €3 million in emergency assistance for floods in East Africa

06-02-2020 | 07:24:00
The EU has mobilised €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods.