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World food prices jump to record high in November, FAO Food Price Index

12-06-2019 | 07:08:00
World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils.

IFC, GAFSP invest in Uganda’s Grainpulse to boost farmers’ access to fertilizer and markets

12-05-2019 | 13:49:00
IFC and GAFSP announced a $11 million loan to Ugandan agribusiness company Grainpulse to support its expansion and strengthen its farmer supply chain, increasing food production and economic growth in the country.

Eni, SNDP sign MoU to assess, extend experimental castor cultivation to produce sustainable biofuels in Tunisia

12-05-2019 | 10:32:00
Eni and SNDP signed an MoU at the Tunisian Ministry of Industry on joint collaboration, through a joint company, to cultivate castor at a semi-industrial level used to produce sustainable biofuels.

Cargill invests $113 million to expand cocoa processing in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

12-05-2019 | 09:35:00
Cargill is investing over $113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana.

Investments in climate services for agriculture and food security outweigh costs, report

12-05-2019 | 09:30:00
Weather and climate services are vital for sustainable development and climate change adaptation.

Natural based farming initiatives spur growth of global organic fertilizers market, report

12-05-2019 | 07:00:00
The global organic fertilizers market is expected to grow with a significant rate in the period 2018-2025, owing to initiatives to promote and support natural based farming practices.

Africa Climate Change Fund receives 1 million euros from Government of Flanders to support projects in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa

12-04-2019 | 13:40:00
The Government of Flanders has committed 1 million euros to the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) to support five projects in Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa.

AMPATH and Corteva team up to grow awareness on soybean cultivation in Western Kenya

12-04-2019 | 10:13:00
Soybean, most commonly grown in North America, South America, and Asia, has only gained limited adoption in Africa.

Morocco, IFAD invest in smallholder farmers’ climate change resilience

12-04-2019 | 09:21:00
A new €82.6 million agricultural development project finaned by the IFAD and the Government of Morocco will help 11,200 vulnerable households to increase their productivity and incomes in the face of climate change.

[Ethiopia] ICIPE, Mastercard Foundation launch $55 million initiative targeting 100,000 youth along honey and silk value chains

12-04-2019 | 07:50:33
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and Mastercard Foundation have launched an initiative that is targeting 100,000 Ethiopian youth along honey and silk value chains.

WFP expands emergency operations in Zimbabwe as drought, economic hardship plunge millions into hunger

12-04-2019 | 07:50:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly expanding an already sizeable emergency operation in Zimbabwe where drought, flooding and macro-economic meltdown have plunged 7.7 million people – half the population into severe hunger.

Nigeria farmers finds new markets in sorghum flour with high shelf life

12-04-2019 | 07:39:20
In a first-of-its-kind enterprise in Nigeria, a large-scale flour mill has come up with processed sorghum flour with a shelf life as high as 6 months.

Project invests in boosting productivity of cowpea in Ghana

12-03-2019 | 12:45:00
A Regional Coordinated Trial (RCT) is helping Cowpea Improvement Program in Ghana, thanks to Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa.

Africa Climate Change Fund grants nearly $1 million to support access to climate finance in Benin and Lesotho

12-03-2019 | 10:33:00
The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) has approved a project proposal for a total of $997, 524 to support Benin and Lesotho to access international climate finance.

[Kenya] CBK licences agri-focused microfinance bank, Muungano

12-03-2019 | 09:29:00
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) announces the granting of a licence to Muungano Microfinance Bank PLC (Muungano MFB) to carry out community based microfinance banking business.