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Global atlas on using advanced technology to monitor fishing activity launched

11-20-2019 | 07:50:00
A new global atlas - the first-ever of its kind - analyses the opportunities and challenges of using Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to monitor fishing activity around the globe.

Ethiopia government and IFAD in a $451 million project to help families adapt to climate shocks

11-19-2019 | 13:35:23
Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new $451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions.

IITA launches tissue culture laboratory in DR Congo

11-19-2019 | 12:42:00
IITA, Kalambo station, newly inaugurated as the President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus, has commissioned a new tissue culture laboratory.

East African Community partner states validate draft fertilizer policy and bill

11-19-2019 | 10:39:00
The Director of Productive Sectors at the EAC Secretariat has underscored the need to put in place a policy instrument to trigger interventions responding to the needs of smallholder farmers in the region.

Angola increases mills, boosts cultivation of wheat to promote self sufficiency

11-19-2019 | 10:31:56
Angola may, in the short and medium term, achieve self-sufficiency in the production of wheat flour, with the increase of the country's mills.

Global blockchain spend in agriculture reaches $524 million

11-19-2019 | 07:54:25
Blockchain spend in agriculture industry across globe has increased at 129.3% during 2018 to reach $ 258 million according to a study by Research and Markets.

Sierra Leone, IFAD to strengthen partnerships, agricultural value chains and rural financing

11-19-2019 | 07:36:00
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD and the Government of Sierra Leone will hold a workshop in Freetown to share the findings of the independent evaluation of IFAD’s country strategy and programme for Sierra Leone.

South Africa farmers bet on online trading

11-18-2019 | 09:48:00
Today, farmers have access to technology such as the electronic sow feeding (ESF) system that incorporates mixed animal weighing technology aimed at precisely feeding each sow or gilt.

[Angola] Government provides 50 tractors for agricultural mechanization

11-18-2019 | 06:21:16
Twenty tractors, out of 50 made available by the Government of Huambo province in Angola, have been distributed to two operators as a way to stimulate mechanized agricultural production.

Whole foods market predicts top 10 food trends for 2020

11-18-2019 | 06:14:08
Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020 in the retailer’s fifth annual trends predictions announcement.

Seedlink partners with Water Powered Technologies to introduce zero carbon irrigation to African farmers

11-15-2019 | 11:35:13
Seedlink and UK water pump manufacturer, Water Powered Technologies Ltd, are joining forces in a zero carbon irrigation partnership to help Africa's farmers pump and store water.

Angola government launches coffee culture revitalization programme

11-15-2019 | 09:08:00
Angola’s Minister of Agriculture and Forests, António de Assis, has, in the municipality of Mungo (Huambo), launched the Program of Revitalization of Arabica Coffee Culture in the family sector.

Global precision irrigation market rises on governments subsidies, tech adoption, study

11-15-2019 | 06:46:28
The global precision irrigation systems market is estimated to register a CAGR of 12.8 per cent between 2019-2024 according to a study by Research and Markets.

New report highlights need for gender equality to achieve agricultural growth goals in Africa

11-15-2019 | 06:38:00
Many African governments have committed to promoting inclusive agricultural growth in recent years, but their efforts often neglect the key role played by gender, according to a new report.

Farm Africa launches project targeting 130,000 forest coffee producers in Ethiopia

11-14-2019 | 13:53:00
Farm Africa has launched a new project to help more than 130,000 forest coffee producers in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state improve their livelihoods by increasing the sustainable production of high-quality coffee.