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IoT, big data analytics offer solutions to global food crisis

11-12-2019 | 06:02:41
The economic growth of a country depends on its agricultural practices. The worldwide population has been rapidly increasing along with the demand for food and it’s consumption.

China deepens ties to Madagascar’s seafood sector

11-11-2019 | 13:58:00
China has commenced a new training program in Madagascar with the goal of achieving productivity increases in agriculture and aquaculture programs across the island.

African agriculture needs more nematologists, IITA

11-11-2019 | 13:31:44
Researchers from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kenya and Nematology Research Unit of Ghent University, Belgium carried out the first-ever structured survey on nematology in sub-Saharan Africa.

Zimbabwe Government suspends imports of livestock and pigs from South Africa

11-11-2019 | 13:26:00
The Government of Zimbabwe has suspended with immediate effect the importation of livestock and related products from South Africa.

Dangote Group, Togo partner to transform Phosphate into fertilizer

11-11-2019 | 13:21:00
Dangote Industries Limited and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region.

Kenya signs agriculture export deal with China

11-11-2019 | 10:36:00
Kenya has signed an agreement with China that will allow it to export agricultural products to China.

[Ethiopia] African Bamboo uses Orbitt African Financial Services Marketplace to find advisor

11-09-2019 | 17:22:00
Since 2012, African Bamboo has built a vertically integrated supply chain from 10,000ha of natural bamboo forest in Ethiopia.

South Africa launches Poultry Sector Master Plan to grow economy, create jobs

11-08-2019 | 11:56:23
Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has welcomed the signing of the Poultry Sector Master Plan.

IITA GoSeed launches first e-commerce site for breeder and foundation seed in Nigeria

11-08-2019 | 07:12:40
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA GoSeed, a unit of the IITA Business Incubation Platform (BIP), has launched the first e-commerce website in Nigeria.

Public safety, health and food security at risk due to lack of cooling access, report

11-08-2019 | 07:09:00
As temperatures hit record highs globally, significant African populations are at increasing risk from lack of cooling access according to Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) report.

Stakeholders unveil a $950 million fund to boost Africa’s coffee sector

11-08-2019 | 07:05:00
The Inter African Coffee Organisation has partnered with CABI and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the US$950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s coffee industry.

Population growth, changes in food production to create food security challenges in urban areas, researchers

11-07-2019 | 10:50:49
To help predict and mitigate these challenges, a team of interdisciplinary scholars will study the linkages and interactions between urban food security and rural agricultural production.

Pan African Network for economic Analysis of Policies launched to stabilize agriculture, food sectors in Africa

11-07-2019 | 08:00:00
The African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) partnership officially launched the Pan African Network for economic Analysis of Policies, to reinforce the stability of the agriculture and food sectors in Africa.

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

11-07-2019 | 07:18:43
Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people.

[Rwanda] IITA unveils digital application in the fight against bacterial wilt disease in bananas

11-07-2019 | 07:16:26
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Rwanda, together with partners, has launched a digital Application which will serve more than 5,000 farmers across the country.