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Decade-long trials prove efficacy of Nigeria’s aflatoxin biocontrol product

12-03-2019 | 08:37:00
An IITA-led partnership has honed aflatoxin biocontrol for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for over 15 years.

France partners with WFP to promote food security, nutrition and education in Giteca, Burundi

12-03-2019 | 08:08:00
France announced a €500,000 contribution to strengthen a local milk value chain in Gitega province of Burundi to assist 18,500 people, including schoolchildren, smallholder farmers, pregnant women, nursing mothers and adolescents.

Egypt launches fish, animal farms in four African countries

12-02-2019 | 13:36:00
Maher Maghraby, head of the Project of African Farms Egypt has announced that the country has started to establish three fish farms and an animal farm in four African countries.

AgDevCo expands agri investment portfolio in Zambia to develop the egg industry

12-02-2019 | 13:22:00
AgDevCo has announced its latest investment in Zambia's agribusiness sector.

Angola South Africa Chamber bets on agricultural production

12-02-2019 | 13:19:00
The Angolan South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Caciaas) will focus on the development of agricultural and livestock production,.

Eni, Government of Ghana inaugurate business and agricultural training project

12-02-2019 | 10:43:00
Ghana’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi inaugurated in Dormaa East, Bono region, the Okuafo Pa Agricultural Training Center.

Blockchain, IoT can save food industry $31billion by 2024, report

11-29-2019 | 12:00:00
Blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain according to a new study by Juniper Research.

Improving fertilizer use key to increasing agricultural productivity, AGRA

11-29-2019 | 10:06:00
Africa is rising, with prosperity and progress in the lives of millions of individuals and entire economies mostly powered by agriculture.

IITA launches International Year of Plant Health 2020

11-29-2019 | 07:55:00
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has joined the plant science community to launch the International Year of Plant Health.

[Angola] Jorge Semedo and sons looks to mechanized farming to increase production of maize and bananas

11-29-2019 | 07:53:44
Agricultural company Jorge Semedo and sons in Bengo province needs investment to purchase mechanical sprayer, excavator, irrigation system and harrow to increase production rates.

[Kenya] Index based agriculture insurance wins APA insurance European Microfinance Award

11-28-2019 | 12:05:00
Kenya’s APA Insurance is this year’s winner of the European Microfinance Award. It was feted for providing index based agriculture insurance to cover yields and livestock.

[South Africa] Agricultural Research Council launches the refurbished Nietvoorbij Cellar Complex in Stellenbosch

11-28-2019 | 10:49:00
ARC President and CEO, Dr Shadrack Moephuli, officially opened the Nietvoorbij Cellar Complex in Stellenbosch on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

IITA, eight CGIAR centers to provide support in rebuilding Somalia’s agriculture sector

11-28-2019 | 10:10:00
IITA and eight other CGIAR centers have met with officials from the Government of Somalia and several agriculture development partners to put together a plan to rehabilitate Somalia’s agricultural sector.

United States contributes US$4.5 million to combat acute food insecurity in Malawi

11-28-2019 | 09:16:00
The United Nations WFP welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$4.5 million from the Government of the United States that will support 217,000 people facing severe hunger in Malawi during a region-wide food crisis.

IFAD projects strengthened rural financing in Sierra Leone, report

11-28-2019 | 08:25:00
Rural development projects financed and supported by IFAD expanded access to rural finance and increased agricultural production in Sierra Leone, despite the civil war and Ebola epidemic, according to a new report.