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Targeted fertilizer recommendations improve maize productivity in Ethiopia

07-25-2020 | 10:24:00
Soil degradation and nutrient depletion have been serious threats to agricultural productivity and food security in Ethiopia.

[Kenya] ICIPE research confirms nutritional superiority of insect oils

07-25-2020 | 07:55:00
Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe, have provided evidence on the nutritional superiority of insects oils.

FAO launches geospatial data platform to build stronger agriculture sector post COVID-19

07-24-2020 | 10:40:16
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources.

Vital Capital partners with USAID to fund Kenya agribusinesses affected by coronavirus

07-24-2020 | 10:38:00
Vital Capital has launched a new collaboration with USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) to support agribusinesses in Kenya affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNH Industrial set to acquire agriculture equipment distribution network in South Africa

07-24-2020 | 10:35:00
CNH Industrial, a global player in the capital goods sector, has announced its intention to expand its direct presence in Southern Africa’s agriculture and construction equipment sectors.

Belgium supports anticipatory action project to enhance food security, nutrition in Zimbabwe

07-23-2020 | 07:03:00
Belgium has contributed to an anticipatory action project aimed at enhancing the food security and nutrition of populations affected by COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.

IITA and Bayer launch modern breeding project to boost yields of African food crops

07-23-2020 | 06:37:00
Yield improvement of important African food crops will get a boost with the launch of a new project to be implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with Bayer.

Cargill partners with The Nature Conservancy to boost incomes of seaweed farmers in Zanzibar

07-22-2020 | 13:02:43
Incomes for hundreds of seaweed farmers will be improved and globally important coastal ecosystems will be restored with a new and innovative partnership in Tanzania between The Nature Conservancy and Cargill.

The Social enterprise behind nutrition campaign in Tanzania

07-22-2020 | 09:00:00
Neema Lugangira’s enterprise Healthy Maisha, meaning Healthy Life, operates in Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam and seeks to bridge the nutrition gap, and iron deficiency in particular.

FAO launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19

07-22-2020 | 06:25:00
FAO launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors.

Ghana Export Promotion Authority hands over high-grade quality seeds to VEPEAG

07-21-2020 | 16:38:00
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has handed over seeds valued at about Ghc90,000 to the Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG).

Komaza raises $28 million Series B to capture Africa’s $30 billion wood deficit and restore degraded lands

07-21-2020 | 16:34:00
Komaza, a company that is revolutionizing the wood industry in Africa through its innovative smallholder platform, has secured a first close of $28m of the company’s planned $33m Series B equity financing.

Agritask partners with Hollard Mozambique to expand digital insurance platform

07-21-2020 | 12:26:40
Agritask and Hollard Mozambique have partnered to provide digital solutions to local stakeholders offering crop insurance for farmers in their respective value chains.

EU mobilises €64.7m to support vulnerable communities in Southern Africa

07-21-2020 | 10:16:00
The European Union is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought.

Global action needed to halt spread of African swine Fever

07-21-2020 | 06:28:00
African swine Fever (ASF), which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs, has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations and generating drastic economic consequences.