Egypt, Germany sign £36-million deal for agricultural cooperation

12-10-2019 | 14:04:00
Egypt and Germany have signed a £36-million grant agreement to guarantee high quality of agricultural production.

[Kenya] Screening cycle for Maize Lethal Necrosis virus set to begin in in January 2020

12-10-2019 | 12:05:00
The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site in Naivasha, Kenya, will begin its phenotyping (screening/indexing) cycle of 2020 at the beginning of January 2020.

One-third of all irrigated crops face extremely high water stress, World Resources Institute

12-10-2019 | 12:00:00
Competition for water resources is increasing as agriculture, municipalities and industries pull from the same scarce freshwater sources.

African Plant Breeders Association launched in Ghana

12-10-2019 | 07:37:17
The African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) was launched recently to bring together plant breeders from several African nations to work towards achieving food security in Africa through breeding.

Land degradation, volatile climate patterns creating a world food crisis, Global Food Security Index

12-10-2019 | 07:23:00
The recently released Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2019, examines the state of food systems across 113 countries.

OPEC Fund signs $20m loan to finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Support Project

12-09-2019 | 14:00:00
The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development, Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project.

[Angola] FAO set to certify Huila Province beekeepers's honey opening up formal markets for them

12-09-2019 | 12:20:00
Honey produced in Huila province will be certified by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in February 2020.

Climate change set to devastate regional fisheries

12-09-2019 | 12:15:00
Unabated climate change could cause coral reef tourism revenue losses of over 90%, while some West African countries are forecast to see fish stocks decline by 85%.

Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields, Stanford researchers

12-09-2019 | 07:15:00
Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for food.

[South Africa] Western Cape launches farmers’ register

12-09-2019 | 07:08:00
Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape minister of agriculture, has launched the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Western Cape’s Producer/Farmer Register.

New dam set to benefit 250,000 Burkina Faso farmers with improved irrigation

12-06-2019 | 10:05:00
Saudi Fund for Development has partnered with the government of Burkina Faso to inaugurate a $130 million dam that is set to benefit 250,000 farmers with improved irrigation and land reclamation.

[Angola] Government furthers mechanization drive with award of 40 more tractors to agriculture operators

12-06-2019 | 07:15:00
Six agricultural operators in the municipalities of Lubango, Matala, Chibia and Caluquembe of Huila Province have received 40 tractors and their agricultural implements.

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.