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Population growth, changes in food production to create food security challenges in urban areas, researchers

11-07-2019 | 11:50:49
To help predict and mitigate these challenges, a team of interdisciplinary scholars will study the linkages and interactions between urban food security and rural agricultural production.

Pan African Network for economic Analysis of Policies launched to stabilize agriculture, food sectors in Africa

11-07-2019 | 09:00:00
The African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) partnership officially launched the Pan African Network for economic Analysis of Policies, to reinforce the stability of the agriculture and food sectors in Africa.

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

11-07-2019 | 08:18:43
Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people.

[Rwanda] IITA unveils digital application in the fight against bacterial wilt disease in bananas

11-07-2019 | 08:16:26
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Rwanda, together with partners, has launched a digital Application which will serve more than 5,000 farmers across the country.

[South Africa] Wesgro secures R350 million in agribusiness investment deals

11-07-2019 | 08:11:00
Wesgro, the Western Cape government’s mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped secure R350 million worth of agribusiness investment deals in the Western Cape.

[Ethiopia] Scientists develop digital early warning system for wheat rust

11-07-2019 | 08:05:00
Using field and mobile phone surveillance data together with forecasts for spore dispersal an international team of scientists has developed an early warning system which can predict wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia.

Global food pioneers in Ethiopia to map a route to transformative food assistance

11-06-2019 | 07:04:00
The Government of Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Commission and the United Nations WFP launched a global convening on how to provide ‘Transformative Food Assistance for Zero Hunger.’

WeFarm rakes in $13million to grow its marketplace and network for independent farmers

11-06-2019 | 06:41:00
WeFarm, a farmer-to-farmer digital network currently in Kenya and Uganda has raised $13 million in a Series A round of funding, with plans to use the money to continue adding more users, farmers, and more services geared to their needs.

[Ghana] Parliament protests govt proposed spending of AfDB cocoa production loan

11-05-2019 | 10:58:44
Currently, Ghana produces 850,000 tonnes of cocoa, making it the second-highest producer of the cash crop globally, after Cote D’ Ivoire.

[Zimbabwe] AfDB, World Food Programme seek closer collaboration to improve livelihoods

11-05-2019 | 09:58:00
Once renowned as the breadbasket in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is experiencing serious food shortages with 5.5 million people in rural areas and 2.2 million of the urban population being food insecure, according to VAM.

WFP supports agricultural development in Tunisia through school meals

11-05-2019 | 08:52:00
WFP and the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture signed a US$340,000 agreement to promote local agricultural development and better nutrition through innovative, home-grown school feeding programmes in Siliana, Tunisia.

Ghanaian cocoa farmer wins at the International Cocoa Awards

11-04-2019 | 08:54:00
A Ghanaian cocoa farmer, Mr. Samuel Tetteh-Korboe from Nobi in the Tafo Cocoa District of the Eastern Region won at the 2019 International Cocoa Awards ceremony in Paris, France.

[South Africa] Minister Didiza elected Chairperson of the AU for Agriculture, Rural Dev., Water and Environment

11-04-2019 | 07:38:00
The Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza has been elected the chairperson of the African Union (AU) Specialised Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment.

Japan pledges US$2.7 million for food assistance and strong community resilience in Zimbabwe

11-01-2019 | 13:38:00
The Government of Japan announced an additional US$2.7 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) in funding for asset creation and food assistance initiatives in Zimbabwe.

UN food agencies urge more support for southern Africa's hungry people

11-01-2019 | 13:11:00
A record 45 million people across the 16-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be severely food insecure in the next six months, United Nations food agencies have warned.