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Trade and Development Bank, UNEP partner on climate finance

11-13-2019 | 14:02:00
In a pledge to continue stepping-up its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation action, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank has signed an MOU with UNEP.

[Kenya] KTDA Files Appeal on Tea Factory Directors’ confirmation

11-13-2019 | 12:24:00
KTDA –managed factories have filed an appeal against a court order that stopped the confirmation of newly elected factory company directors.

Radicle Growth and Corteva launch challenge to invest $250k in a top AgTech innovator

11-13-2019 | 11:35:32
Radicle Growth and Corteva Agriscience, a pure-play agricultural company, have announced the launch of The Radicle Challenge by Corteva, to be hosted at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit.

[Rwanda] Solar irrigation helps farmers battle climate-induced droughts

11-13-2019 | 09:18:00
In the drought-prone district of Bugesera, south-east of Rwandas’s capital city Kigali, 24 year old Peruth Tuyishime is one of six farming group members working on a one hectare farm.

AfDB, Credit Suisse and Ghana Cocoa Board ink $600 million loan agreement to boost cocoa production

11-13-2019 | 07:12:23
The African Development Bank, Credit Suisse AG, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Ghana Cocoa Board have signed a $600 million loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana.

Farmer-managed natural regeneration yields fruitful results in Kenya

11-13-2019 | 07:09:00
Ivan Kiptui trains people in farmer-managed natural regeneration, a methodology that helps farmers manage their land in a way that will preserve or improve the ecosystem.

Namibia proposes tougher fuel economy measures to tackle climate change

11-13-2019 | 07:06:00
In addressing the global climate emergency, all countries have a role to play. Namibia, like many other nations, is working to design and implementing the right policies before it is too late.

[Angola] Kwanza Norte government delivers 40 tractors to businessmen to bolster farming activities

11-12-2019 | 12:26:34
Forty tractors and their implements have been delivered to eight businessmen in Luínga, Ambaca municipality to support the agricultural sector in the region.

FAO’s handheld technology helps countries tackle locust invasions

11-12-2019 | 12:20:52
They may be small, but they are mighty. Wreaking havoc on crops, locusts are one of the oldest migratory pests in the world and a serious threat to agricultural production and food security.

[South Africa] Farmers cautioned on positive foot-and-mouth disease in Limpopo

11-12-2019 | 09:44:09
After clinical signs suspicious for FMD in a herd of cattle on a farm in Limpopo were reported, the Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Transboundary Animal Disease Programme collected samples and the disease was confirmed.

[South Africa] Environment Minister lifts temporary suspension of exploratory octopus fishing

11-12-2019 | 09:26:00
The Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms. Barbara Creecy has approved the lifting of the temporary suspension of the exploratory Octopus fishery in False Bay, effective 15 November 2019.

Community conversations increase women’s access to farming information Ethiopia

11-12-2019 | 08:27:00
Like in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, family members usually operate small-scale farms that are the mainstay of agricultural production in Ethiopia.

Ireland trade mission to Kenya seeks partnership with agriculture, education and construction companies

11-12-2019 | 07:45:00
The Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation will lead Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to Kenya as the nation seeks opportunities in Kenya’s agriculture, education and construction sectors.

[Malawi] EIB partners with FDH Bank to expand private sector financing, confirms new agriculture investment scheme

11-12-2019 | 07:43:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and FDH Bank formally agreed their first loan agreement that will support private sector investment and open new agriculture schemes across Malawi.

Eighteen COMESA member states launch the Regional Seed Harmonisation Implementation Plan

11-12-2019 | 06:06:23
Eighteen COMESA Member countries have successfully launched the regional Seed Harmonisation Implementation Plan (COMSHIP).