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EIB provides fresh support to secure drinking water supply in Tunisia
28-10-2020 | 07:12:29
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the financing institution of the European Union signed two finance contracts totalling €38 million with Tunisia and the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) to secure the drinking water supply.
FAO, OIE kickstart global initiative to stop spread of deadly pig disease
27-10-2020 | 10:51:00
As African swine fever marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world's most vulnerable populations, FAO and the OIE are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep this deadly pig disease at bay.
GIZ working on establishing Ethiopian forest coffee on the international market
26-10-2020 | 05:54:00
GIZ GmbH has been working in Ethiopia on behalf of the Partnerships for Forest programme and together with smallholders organized in cooperatives, it is working on establishing forest coffee on the international market.
Mastercard Foundation partners with ICCO Cooperation to build resilience of 8,000 Senegalese farmers
22-10-2020 | 11:03:00
ICCO Cooperation and the Mastercard Foundation have joined forces to support smallholder farmers in Senegal who were left reeling from the impact of COVID-19.
[Africa Business Panel] 6 percent of African Business Professionals expect their companies not to survive the Covid-19 Crisis
22-10-2020 | 06:57:00
About 2/3 of the African companies (62%) say they are struggling but will survive. Almost a third of companies (29%) say they are doing well and the near future is looking good
Egypt's agricultural exports hit $1.6 billion in eight months
22-10-2020 | 06:01:17
Egypt's exports of crops hit 1.67 billion dollars in eight months, Jan-Aug 2020, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
USAID, Ethiopian partner to source food from local farmers for in-flight meals
21-10-2020 | 12:34:00
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.
Bank technologies for African agricultural transformation training in Ghana raising farmer agricultural ambition
21-10-2020 | 07:00:38
When Isaac Papanko started farming maize on eight hectares of farmland, he couldn’t have imagined that within just a few years, his agribusiness would grow to be 425 hectares.
Stronger private sector could boost Nigeria’s economic growth, IFC, World Bank report
21-10-2020 | 06:12:00
A new report from IFC and the World Bank focused on the health of Nigeria’s economy finds that a broader private sector-led growth strategy could help Nigeria realize its immense potential by attracting more investment.
Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism, OCP Africa team up to increase access to fertilizers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
20-10-2020 | 14:06:00
The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism in a $4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group.
[Column] Sabelo Mabena: Digitising the agricultural sector to unlock the benefits of next generation technology
20-10-2020 | 13:59:00
Digitising the agricultural sector enables farmers to enhance their business and profitability while opening possibilities to the benefits of next generation technology.
[Column] Wambui Gichuri: Why COVID-19-impacted World Food Day 2020 is the time to prioritize investments in food systems
19-10-2020 | 07:04:57
World Food Day 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization, but celebrations this 16 October are muted due to the coronavirus.
[Column] Samira Amellal: On World Food Day, Africa and Asia’s food security tipping point offers hope for joint solutions
16-10-2020 | 13:48:00
In a year when the World Food Programme has been rightfully recognized in receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the state of global food security is in the spotlight this World Food Day more than ever.
Agricultural sector recovery to boost Kenya’s economy, Scope Markets report
15-10-2020 | 13:04:00
Kenya’s economy is expected to bounce back with improved performance of the agricultural sector, according to a new report.
Low-value addition of horticulture, leather products cost EAC export earnings, report
14-10-2020 | 13:10:00
East African partner states are losing out billions of dollars by inadequately investing in adding value to horticulture and leather goods produced in the region and not addressing bottlenecks derailing growth in the sectors.
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program donors announce $300m to end hunger and malnutrition
14-10-2020 | 06:14:00
During the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Replenishment Period 2020-25, donors increased their contributions to achieve sustainable Development Goal 2 - a world with zero hunger.
Ethiopia government, IFAD launch $305 million project to build farmers' resilience
13-10-2020 | 13:34:59
Ethiopia government and International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.
IFC and AATIF invest in Senegal onion plant to boost agriculture and jobs
13-10-2020 | 06:41:46
IFC and the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) have announced an investment to help Société Africaine d’Ingrédients (SAF Ingrédients) build an onion dehydration plant in Senegal.
Oikocredit partners with tea factories to produce two million tea seedlings in Rwanda
09-10-2020 | 06:07:00
Global social impact Oikocredit International Support Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Karongi and Muganza Kivu tea factories in Rwanda to produce two million seedlings.
Digital hub launched to consolidate learnings from global food legume initiatives
08-10-2020 | 07:40:53
To enable crop researchers and policymakers access information on the three Tropical Legumes projects under one roof, a digital hub has been developed to capture learnings and impacts of crop varietal development.
United States commits $22.8m to support economic governance, women empowerment in Egypt
08-10-2020 | 06:28:00
The United States, through the USAID and Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation signed an agreement to add $22.8 million to the five-year Inclusive Economic Governance bilateral assistance agreement.
Japan supports WFP in addressing impact of locust outbreak in eastern Sudan
07-10-2020 | 06:27:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan received a contribution of $1.7 million from the Government of Japan to support vulnerable people whose livelihoods and food security are most at risk because of desert locust swarms.
[Column] QU Dongyu: Building back better on food and agriculture
06-10-2020 | 08:07:00
As the impacts of Covid-19 take their toll on human health and well-being around the world, the imperative of producing and ensuring access to healthy food for each and every one of us must not be overlooked.
Scientists introduce new potato varieties to combat potato cyst nematode in East Africa
06-10-2020 | 07:57:48
Scientists from NemAfrica, the nematology unit at CGIAR-IITA, and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) are currently assessing new potato varieties that are resistant to the potato cyst nematode (PCN) pest.
FAO, CropLife International strengthen commitment to promote agri-food systems transformation
05-10-2020 | 05:44:00
United Nations FAO and CropLife International renewed and strengthened their commitment to work together and find new ways to transform agri-food systems and promote rural development through on the ground investment and innovation.
New UK support to tackle locust swarms in East Africa
05-10-2020 | 05:32:00
The UK Government has provided a new package to help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia by spraying, monitoring and surveillance.
Agriculture committee welcomes release of land for agricultural use in South Africa
02-10-2020 | 13:18:16
The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, on the release of state land for land reform purposes.
[Zambia] Good Nature Agro secures $2.1 million funding to scale production in legume value chains
02-10-2020 | 12:20:47
Good Nature Agro, a Zambian company working from end-to-end within the specialised legume value chains, has closed Series A equity funding totaling $2.1 million.
Global aquaculture market to reach $245 billion by 2027, report
02-10-2020 | 05:50:09
With COVID-19 having a damaging impact on Aquaculture, the market is expected to lose steam before recovering to reach a projected global market size of $245.1 billion by 2027.
Kenya Co-operative Creameries taps SAP technology to streamline operations
01-10-2020 | 12:40:58
With low operational visibility, slow, outdated processes and a vision of growing its footprint, one of Africa’s oldest dairy processor & distributor turned to technology to transform its operations.
COCOBOD signs $1.3b trade finance facility for 2020/2021 crop season in Ghana
01-10-2020 | 10:52:00
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), in collaboration with a consortium of International Financiers, signed an agreement that will bring in an amount of $1.3 billion to the Ghanaian Economy.
Rethinking global food systems for human health and planet protection
01-10-2020 | 10:15:00
About 3 billion people are struggling to access healthy diets with over 200 million children below five years having to survive with insufficient foods.
Nestlé helps boost coffee production in Africa
01-10-2020 | 06:22:00
Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa, from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan 10 years ago. The coffee farms that had been in his family for generations were producing poor yields, making it hard for him to earn a good living.
Climate change and COVID-19 have amplified food insecurity in Southern Africa, report
30-09-2020 | 11:10:00
According to World Food Program officials, about 45 million people in Southern Africa are facing food insecurity and the worst affected country is Zimbabwe.
IFC partners with OCP Africa to strengthen rice sector in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal
30-09-2020 | 07:52:13
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced a partnership with OCP Africa to strengthen value chains of rice in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal.
Addressing youth unemployment in Ghana needs urgent action, report
30-09-2020 | 06:47:00
A new World Bank report identifies agribusiness, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, construction, tourism and sports as key sectors that can offer increased employment opportunities for Ghanaian youth.
[Kenya] Agris expands Evergreen Herbs production capacity with new greenhouses
29-09-2020 | 11:11:00
Evergreen Herbs Ltd, one of East Africa’s producers of fresh cut herbs, has started operations at a farm that was set to close in Kajiado, Nairobi.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise advances global food system through memory-driven computing with CGIAR
29-09-2020 | 07:29:36
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE, has announced collaboration with global research partnership the CGIAR System Organization (CGIAR) to uncover insights about food security challenges, now intensified due to COVID-19.
IITA and regional grains body partner to produce aflatoxin-free grain for health and trade
29-09-2020 | 07:23:34
CGIAR-IITA and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grain in the region.
IFC, OCP Africa partner to strengthen rice sectors in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal
29-09-2020 | 06:58:00
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the establishment of a partnership with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group with a view to strengthening the rice sectors in Côte d'Ivoire and millet in Senegal.
Cameroon, IFAD join forces to boost food security, support small-scale farmers
28-09-2020 | 07:13:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a $59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA).
Kenya horticulture industry flourishes despite the Covid-19 disruption
25-09-2020 | 13:00:00
The horticulture industry in Kenya is optimistic of quick recovery as global space slowly opens after the Covid-19 disruption.
Microsoft collaborates with AGRA to digitize agriculture in 11 African countries
25-09-2020 | 12:20:00
Microsoft has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture.
Lesotho, IFAD join forces to improve livelihoods of vulnerable small-scale farmers
25-09-2020 | 07:41:00
160,000 poor rural households in Lesotho will benefit from new financing for a project that will boost food security and nutrition, mitigate the impact of climate change and strengthen livelihoods for greater income.
[Nigeria] Airsmat raises $100,000 investment to deepen AI application in agriculture
25-09-2020 | 07:28:00
AirSmat, a Nigeria-based Pan-African Software company, has received a boost of $100,000 from Zetogon as pre-seeding investment to help the organization on the journey to deliver world-class service in Africa.
FAO, IBM and Microsoft relaunch commitment towards developing AI practices to promote food security
25-09-2020 | 07:28:00
FAO, IBM and Microsoft relaunched a commitment towards developing forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are inclusive and promote sustainable ways to achieve food and nutrition security.
Local poultry production shows moderate growth in South Africa
24-09-2020 | 10:15:00
The production of South African poultry increased by 5% during the first 8 months of the year, when compared to the same period last year, despite the challenges to the operating environment brought on by COVID-19.
UK donates R50m to Solidarity Fund for projects supporting and promoting women in South Africa
24-09-2020 | 09:09:09
South Africa's Solidarity Fund received R50m grant from the government of the United Kingdom, aimed at extending ongoing efforts to counter the repercussions of COVID-19, focusing specifically on projects supporting and promoting women.
OPEC Fund approves $100m for operations in developing countries
24-09-2020 | 07:16:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
Global trade in food and agricultural products more than doubles in last two decades, FAO
24-09-2020 | 06:21:00
Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries' exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world's total, FAO reports.
[Morocco] EIB, Crédit Agricole du Maroc sign €200 million financing agreement to support agriculture sector
23-09-2020 | 07:12:42
The European Investment Bank ,EIB, and Crédit Agricole du Maroc ,CAM, have signed a €200 million loan agreement to boost support for Moroccan businesses operating in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector
Corteva Agriscience and National Potato Council of Kenya in deal to improve technologies, yields for potato farmers
22-09-2020 | 10:43:00
Smallholder potato farmers in Kenya stand to increase their yields significantly following the announcement of a collaboration between Corteva Agriscience and the National Potato Council of Kenya.
New research highlights impact of COVID-19 on food security in Kenya and Uganda
22-09-2020 | 07:03:26
CABI scientists have conducted new research highlighting the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food security in Kenya and Uganda with more than two-thirds of those surveyed having experienced economic hardship due to the pandemic.
Republic of Korea provides rice and funds for refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts
22-09-2020 | 06:57:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)welcom ed 5,000 metric tons of rice and $300,000 in cash from the Republic of Korea to provide much-needed relief assistance to 781,000 people including refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts.
IITA and CIMMYT collaborate to enhance adoption of Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa
21-09-2020 | 12:57:46
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently launched a project that aims to investigate the drivers and barriers to adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in southern Africa.
FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition
21-09-2020 | 08:27:00
FAO unveiled its new Green Cities Initiative and Action Plan to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition in and around the cities in a post COVID-19 era.
Bunge unveils shea butter processing plant in Ghana, the largest in Africa
18-09-2020 | 13:05:00
Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), the specialty oils and fats business of Bunge Limited, has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art shea butter processing facility in Tema, Ghana.
[South Africa] Naspers Foundry invests in FSN to boost food ordering system
18-09-2020 | 06:04:41
Naspers Foundry, Naspers’s R1.4 billion early-stage tech investment vehicle aimed at boosting the South African tech sector, has closed its third deal, an investment in Food Supply Network (FSN).
Rwanda government, scientists introduce disease-resistant cassava varieties to farmers
17-09-2020 | 06:25:56
The Government of Rwanda has been working with partners to find clean, safe, and productive cassava seeds.
World Bank sets ambitious targets for green and resilient economic growth in Africa
16-09-2020 | 07:20:23
The World Bank released the Next Generation Africa Climate Business Plan (NG-ACBP), which sets out a blueprint to help Sub-Saharan African economies achieve low carbon and climate-resilient outcomes.
World Bank provides additional agricultural support for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
16-09-2020 | 07:12:57
The World Bank approved a $80 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support the government of Ethiopia boost agricultural productivity and enhance market access for smallholder farmers.
The U.S., Chipsy for Food Industries renew partnership to improve farmer livelihoods in Egypt
15-09-2020 | 09:21:00
The U.S. government, through the USAID and Chipsy for Food Industries, a PepsiCo Egypt company, renewed a partnership that boosts the productivity of farmers and builds a more transparent and sustainable potato supply chain.
Isuzu invests in South African farmers
15-09-2020 | 07:22:38
Supporting communities who are affected by natural disasters is a key pillar guiding Isuzu Motors South Africa's (IMSA) corporate social responsibility initiatives.
DFC approves $3.6 billion of new investments in global development
14-09-2020 | 08:12:00
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.5 billion across nine projects that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, and emerging markets across the globe.
Zambia sets global benchmark for community forest conservation
11-09-2020 | 13:10:00
Twelve communities in the Luangwa Valley are benefitting from direct cash payments of K50 million ($2.3 million) thanks to a partnership with forest conservation business BCP.
GreenTec invests in Cameroon digital farm startup Freshbag
11-09-2020 | 06:16:46
GreenTec has announced its investment in Freshbag, an innovative digital Cameroon platform that connects farmers and vendors to ensure a fair and reliable food supply network.
Continental Reinsurance leverages Agritask's risk management platform to enhance agricultural reinsurance across Africa
10-09-2020 | 07:45:00
Continental Reinsurance, the largest private pan-African reinsurer, has selected the Agritask risk management platform to enhance its agricultural reinsurance operations.
Africa’s 60 million farms offer opportunities for urban food markets, report
10-09-2020 | 06:35:00
The 2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) has been launched at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) virtual summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
Success of Olam food distribution mobile app in Ghana inspires West African rollout
09-09-2020 | 08:05:00
Olam Markets, Ghana's first and only B2B mobile app in the food sector, has made such a positive impact with grocery distributors that its owner, global food and agri-business Olam International, is now planning to take the app into West Africa.
Standard Bank focuses on agriculture to boost job creation and investment in Mozambique
09-09-2020 | 07:44:56
Brazilian investors have expressed interest in Mozambique’s agribusiness, given the agro-ecological potential and the promising opportunities that the country offers in this sector.
FMO invests $10m into eco.business Fund to boost biodiversity conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
07-09-2020 | 10:30:00
The eco.business Fund has received a commitment of $10 million from Dutch development financier, FMO for its recently launched sub-Saharan Africa sub-fund.
Lato Milk expands its footprint to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Malawi
07-09-2020 | 10:16:00
Pearl Dairy Farms is now exporting its range of milk powder products to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan underpinned by the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
Government pumps over N600b for food security and sustainability in Nigeria
04-09-2020 | 11:29:00
Nigerian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development said the Federal Government will inject over N600 billion as stimulus-response into the agriculture sector, targetting small scale farmers, to ensure food security and sustainability.
Global food prices rise in August, FAO Index
04-09-2020 | 09:44:00
Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released by FAO.
Climate resilient agriculture grants in Niger empower women-managed enterprises
04-09-2020 | 09:29:00
In Niger, the agricultural sector employs 8 out of 10 people; It is estimated that if the gender gap was closed in agricultural productivity, it would unlock financial gains that could lift over 25,000 Nigeriens out of poverty.
EBRD, EU support expansion of cheese maker Land’Or in Morocco and Tunisia
04-09-2020 | 07:07:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the agribusiness sector in Morocco and Tunisia with a total loan equivalent to €10.9 million to Land’Or, a leading Tunisian processed cheese maker.
Ethiopia joins Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
04-09-2020 | 06:54:00
Ethiopia has joined the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, CABI, becoming its 50th member.
Global avocado oil market to reach $ 787.6 million by 2026, report
03-09-2020 | 10:57:08
Avocado oil is coming into the mainstream cooking process; it is replacing traditional cooking oil due to the presence of numerous minerals.
[South Africa] FNB and RMB heed the call to improve food security in Mpumalanga
03-09-2020 | 05:17:41
RMB and FNB have donated R3 million from the FirstRand SPIRE fund to assist FoodForward South Africa, FFSA, set up operations in the Mpumalanga province.
ILRI launches new drought index insurance for resilience in the Sahel and Horn of Africa project
02-09-2020 | 06:36:13
In the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, livestock provide a source of livelihood for millions of pastoralists and contribute significantly to national economies.
[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Europe proves to us that misdiagnosis is a perilous basis for banning crop protection
01-09-2020 | 06:06:00
There is a device being used rather often lately by our most vocal lobbyists as they chase new regulation or the overturning of old rules: ‘Europe’ has banned it as a reason to reshape our own policies.
IITA and EAGC partner to produce aflatoxin-free grains for health and trade
31-08-2020 | 12:15:41
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed an agreement to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grains in the region.
Scientists embrace two technologies to transform maize breeding and production in Africa
28-08-2020 | 13:37:38
Scientists part of the Seed Production Technology for Africa (SPTA) and the Maize Lethal Necrosis Gene Editing projects are leveraging innovative technologies to transform seed production systems.
DOB Equity invests in Tanzania’s dairy processor Tanga Fresh
28-08-2020 | 06:04:27
DOB Equity, a Dutch family-backed impact investor in East Africa, has made a further investment in Tanga Fresh, the biggest dairy processor in Tanzania.
Sanavita: Tackling hidden hunger in Tanzania with bio fortified foods
27-08-2020 | 12:18:00
An upsurge in cases of malnutrition among children in rural Tanzania, combined with the issue of poor markets for farmers, inspired Jolenta Joseph to venture into the nutrition business in 2017.
[Kenya] Smallholder tea farmers return to KTDA for better pay and services
27-08-2020 | 11:13:00
More than 3,000 smallholder tea farmers from Kericho, Bomet, Nandi and Nakuru counties who had diverted their green leaf supply to competitor factories have returned to KTDA managed tea factories citing better returns and services.
President Akufo-Addo commissions Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory in Ghana
27-08-2020 | 07:51:00
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory, a project initiated under the One-District-One-Factory initiative of the Government.
GCF approves $25.6 million funding for innovative climate resilience project in Sudan
27-08-2020 | 07:08:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $25.6 million in new funding for an innovative climate resilience project in Sudan, designed to promote agriculture, health, and food and water security.
Afreximbank provides $400 milllion to the Export Trading Group to drive agricultural productivity and resilience
27-08-2020 | 05:15:27
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved a $400-million revolving global credit facility agreement for the Export Trading Group, one of the fastest-growing integrated agricultural conglomerates in Africa.
Green Climate Fund approves $11.8m project in Côte d’Ivoire
26-08-2020 | 10:26:00
The Green Climate Fund approved several new projects, including one for Côte d'Ivoire that marks the first time the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has helped an African country obtain grant from the international entity.
Project to develop Aflasafe technology that controls deadly aflatoxin in Uganda launched
26-08-2020 | 09:18:16
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the National Agriculture Research Organisation (NARO) will collaborate to finalize the development of Aflasafe.
Millions face acute food insecurity in Burkina Faso
25-08-2020 | 14:06:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) say urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, citing alarming new data.
Embracing blockchain technology to monitor the impact of biofortified seeds
21-08-2020 | 09:27:00
The world population is expected to rise to almost 10 billion by 2050. To feed this number of people, we need to increase food production while using fewer resources.
Nespresso launches organic coffee range in US as part of coffee revival plan in DR Congo
20-08-2020 | 06:02:00
Nespresso has announced a long-term commitment to revive the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) coffee industry, under its unique Reviving Origins program.
President flags off greenhouse and innovation centre in Ghana
19-08-2020 | 09:28:00
The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) Greenhouse Estate Project was officially outdoored at Dawhenya in the Greater Accra Region by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
ICIPE develops new bio pesticides to tackle fall armyworm
19-08-2020 | 07:29:00
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology has developed a range of biopesticides, providing farmers in Africa with environmentally safe alternatives for the management of the fall armyworm.
Kellogg Company and Symrise in a three year project to responsibly source vanilla in Madagascar
18-08-2020 | 11:22:00
Kellogg Company and Symrise have engaged in a joint and ambitious three-year project in Madagascar to responsibly source 100 per cent of Kellogg’s vanilla by 2020.
Mobile phones to help 1.7 million farmers increase production during COVID-19 economic slowdown
18-08-2020 | 08:59:01
Some 1.7 million small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan will soon receive personalized agricultural advice through their mobile phones as a means to improve their incomes.
IITA partners with Nigeria government to launch cassava processing plant targeting youth
18-08-2020 | 06:47:00
The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Ministry of Environment in partnership with IITA, commissioned a cassava processing factory in Korokoro Community.
Bechtel completes ten year partnership supporting Gabon’s roadmap to prosperity
18-08-2020 | 06:29:00
Bechtel has completed its decade-long master planning and construction partnership with the Government of Gabon, together creating a roadmap to prosperity.