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[Congo] AfDB invests 73 million Euros to set up agricultural value chains

11-28-2019 | 08:16:45
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of 73.2 million euros for the Republic of Congo to set up agricultural value chains for the benefit of more than 350,000 people.

The Rockefeller Foundation launches $2 million competition to transform world’s food system

11-28-2019 | 08:03:52
The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the Food System Vision Prize – inviting organizations from around the world to create compelling and progressive visions of the world’s system by 2050.

Global feed additives market to hit $44 billion by 2024 on rising population, report

11-27-2019 | 10:23:25
The global feed additives market was worth $ 33.1 Billion in 2018. Looking forward, the market is projected to grow at 5 percent between 2019 and 2024 and reach $ 44.5 billion by 2024.

Technology and innovation will help speed up removal of land sector corruption in Africa, AfDB

11-27-2019 | 08:22:00
African countries must act faster to purge corruption in the land sector by harnessing technology and innovation, African Development Bank Senior Vice President Charles Boamah has said.

Tree-Nation targets four African countries for climate-saving planting projects

11-27-2019 | 08:18:31
Global reforestation platform Tree-Nation is tackling climate change in four African countries, with projects set to regenerate local forests and provide employment for rural communities.

[Kenya] Farmers urge for options in fighting Foot and Mouth Disease

11-27-2019 | 08:15:40
45-year-old Paul Mathai looks forlornly at his nearly empty cow shed. A few months ago, all the nine paddocks were occupied.

ECA, AUC and AfDB launch the agriculture and food security joint thematic working group in Cote d’Ivoire

11-26-2019 | 13:31:00
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched the the agriculture and food security joint thematic working group in Cote d’Ivoire.

[Angola] Fisheries sector creates observation agency

11-26-2019 | 13:05:49
Angola’s Minister of Fisheries and the Sea, Maria Antonieta Baptista, has announced in Luanda, the creation of the National Fisheries Observers Agency.

[DR Congo] Development Banks linked to palm oil abuses

11-26-2019 | 12:57:16
Four European banks are financing a palm oil company that is violating workers’ rights and dumping untreated waste, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

[Uganda] Researchers strengthen orange fleshed sweet potatoes projects

11-26-2019 | 12:48:54
Farmers rely on seed systems for access to high-quality, disease-free planting material at the start of the season.

Informal food markets offer diverse food products and crucial livelihood opportunities in Zambia, study

11-26-2019 | 12:39:00
A new study by IIED shows that informal markets play a critical role in providing affordable, accessible and diverse food for the urban poor, while at the same time supporting the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers, traders and vendors.

[Uganda] Countries celebrate South-South Cooperation, innovative partnerships for tackling food insecurity and poverty

11-26-2019 | 09:43:00
Through South-South Cooperation, countries across the global South are successfully exchanging technical expertise and building innovative partnerships, which if strengthened, can continue to play a crucial role in the achievement of the SDGs.

FAO develops new tool to help local crop varieties flourish

11-25-2019 | 09:31:30
Farmers rely on seed systems for access to high-quality, disease-free planting material at the start of the season.

Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria targets four million farmers with an insurance package

11-22-2019 | 12:00:00
An innovative insurance package for small-holder farmers has been unveiled by Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria and a pan-African agricultural insurance advisory firm, Pula.

One Acre Fund and Western Seed Company target Rwanda farmers with locally produced hybrid maize

11-22-2019 | 09:30:00
2017, as Thomas Mbonihankuye remembers it, was “a very disorganised year.” His farming community, Rusizi in western Rwanda, along with others across the country, experienced a devastating harvest.