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[Ghana] Agriculture Ministry, Global Affairs Canada support Women’s Farmer-Based Organizations

08-05-2020 | 09:18:00
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana and the Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development announced a GHC 2.5 million pilot support from Global Affairs Canada to Women’s Farmer-Based Organizations (WFBOs).

South African wine farmers turn to court to appeal for relief from alcohol ban

08-04-2020 | 09:28:00
South African family farming organisation Saai will approach the Northern Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 18 August 2020 to have the ban on the sale and consumption of wine in restaurants set aside.

Sugar safeguard on Kenya paying-off, COMESA

08-04-2020 | 08:12:00
The sugar industry in Kenya has steadily expanded over the years, currently with 15 white sugar mills being opened and several jaggery (healthy sugar alternative) operators in place.

COMESA COVID-19 food security response plan underway

08-03-2020 | 07:41:00
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region.

REDAVIA deploys first solar farm in Kenya at Menengai Farmers

07-31-2020 | 12:08:00
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, has deployed its first solar farm in Kenya for Menengai Farmers Ltd tea farm in Tigoni.

AGG project to ramp up genetic gains in maize for better livelihoods

07-31-2020 | 06:37:00
As plant pests and diseases continue to evolve a major priority for breeders and partners is developing better stress tolerant and higher yielding varieties faster and more cost effectively.

WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger

07-31-2020 | 06:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.

West and East Africa entrepreneurs shine at the Africa and Asia nutrition competition

07-30-2020 | 16:30:00
Entrepreneurs from Nigeria and Tanzania running innovative businesses to address malnutrition emerged winners in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition organised by the SUN Business Network.

NITDA Adopts Nigerian farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme

07-30-2020 | 10:15:15
The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme to provide Nigerian farmers with means to showcase their farm produce in the digital world market.

Scientists collaborate to save East Africa’s potatoes from a new pest threat

07-30-2020 | 09:00:00
Scientists have been at the forefront of efforts to address a new emerging pest threat to the production of potato in the East Africa region.

[Côte d'Ivoire] Godiva partners with Earthworm Foundation to promote sustainable change in the cocoa sector

07-29-2020 | 14:49:13
Godiva, a global company inn premium chocolate, has partnered with the Earthworm Foundation to make sustainable improvements to the cocoa supply chain beginning in Côte d'Ivoire.

Lentera and MCFI ink deal to provide satellite based crop analysis for Mauritian farmers

07-28-2020 | 14:56:25
The Mauritius Chemical and Fertilizer Industry (MCFI) and Agritech company Lentera Africa have signed a partnership that will see Lentera provide satellite-based crop health analysis and crop modelling services.

SUN competition celebrates innovations increasing nutrition access in low income markets

07-28-2020 | 11:00:00
Twelve African entrepreneurs are among 21 finalists in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition where entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business ideas to address malnutrition.

[Nigeria] NITDA selects 130 farmers to join National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme

07-28-2020 | 10:10:51
In its move to digitize agricultural sector, the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) programme.

Farmer cooperatives across West and Central Africa help expand access to improved seeds, boosting yields

07-27-2020 | 06:42:00
A farmers’ cooperative in Mali has experienced a significant increase in production of quality seeds, setting an example for other farmer organizations in Mali and neighboring countries.