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[Sudan] AfDB approves $21.7 million grant for roll out of solar-powered irrigation

12-24-2019 | 07:20:00
The African Development Bank's Board of Directors has approved a grant to the government of Sudan to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in the country's West Kordofan and North Kordofan states.

[Nigeria] Wema Bank commits N2bn to agriculture, farmer support

12-23-2019 | 10:02:00
Wema Bank has committed N2 billion to fund agriculture, support farmers and agric-value chain. The investment reaffirms the bank’s commitment to applying technology in delivering excellent financial solutions to Nigerians.

IFAD invests $125 million on market access programme targeting 300,000 Malawi families

12-23-2019 | 08:59:00
At least 300,000 highly vulnerable Malawian families will benefit from a new US$125.4 million programme that aims to increase their productivity and strengthen their market access.

FAO in a three year project to promote cultivation of pulses

12-23-2019 | 08:53:00
FAO and the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) have agreed on a three-year partnership to promote cultivation of foods such as lentils, dry beans, dry peas and chickpeas and to advocate for their high nutritional values.

Nigeria makes significant progress in biofortifying staple foods

12-20-2019 | 13:00:00
Significant progress has been made in fortifying Nigerian staple foods with micronutrients, critical for improving the population’s health and nutrition.

Indian entrepreneurs mull investing in Angola’s agriculture sector

12-20-2019 | 11:05:00
A group of Indian businessmen, linked to the agribusiness sector, intend to invest in the province of Lunda Sul, in the agriculture sector.

Kenyan Cabinet approves commercial farming of BT cotton

12-20-2019 | 09:11:00
The Kenyan Cabinet has approved the commercial farming of BT cotton hybrids following the successful completion of field trials that were conducted over a period of five years.

UN General Assembly establishes new international year and days devoted to food and agriculture

12-20-2019 | 09:04:00
FAO has welcomed the decision by the United Nations to create two new international days and one international year devoted to issues directly related to food and agriculture.

World Resources Institute appoints Wanjira Mathai as Regional Director for Africa

12-19-2019 | 13:46:00
World Resources Institute, WRI, a global research organization focusing on food, energy, climate and forestry among other sectors, has named Wanjira Mathai as the Regional Director for Africa, and Vice President.

[Sudan] AfDB approves $60 million loan to support Elnefeidi Group’s agricultural expansion

12-19-2019 | 13:42:00
The African Development Bank, AfDB, Board of Directors has approved a $60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme.

Mobile technologies enabling carbon reductions in climate emergencies, GSMA report

12-19-2019 | 10:25:00
The use of mobile technology enabled a global reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of around 2,135 million tonnes CO2e last year,

[South Africa] Department of Agriculture heightens alert over Fall Armyworm

12-19-2019 | 10:22:00
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has urged maize crops, sorghum and sweetcorn growers and the public to take precautionary measures to control the Fall Armyworm.

[Angola] Freshmart 7 Supermarket expansion a boost to banana cultivation

12-19-2019 | 08:43:00
The expansion of the Fresmart7 supermarket chain, whose seventh surface was inaugurated, in the Talatona municipality, in Luanda, will boost banana production in the country, via farms, for its supply.

[South Africa] Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative

12-19-2019 | 08:32:00
South Africa’s supermarket chain store Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative.

Rwanda government partners with IFPRI to accelerate agricultural productivity

12-19-2019 | 08:29:00
IFPRI has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in creating the new Rwanda Agricultural Policy Analysis and Capacity Development Program.