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[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Glamourous photo shoots do not change the reality of Africa’s harsh pest load
07-08-2020 | 14:11:12
For these campaigners want nearly all pest control banned in Kenya, where all of those products are used across the rest of world and by our food trading partners.
Global food prices rise in July, FAO Index
07-08-2020 | 06:52:00
The global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report.
Monsoons help enhance yield in East African fisheries, NOC
07-08-2020 | 06:40:00
Led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), new study reveals the importance of the Monsoon in how abundant small pelagic fish are in East Africa.
Central African Republic receives food assistance from WFP
06-08-2020 | 11:23:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the first ever delivery of food assistance to the landlocked Central African Republic using barges along the Ubangui River from neighboring Republic of Congo.
WFP launches nutrition programme in Khartoum, Sudan
06-08-2020 | 06:26:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its nutrition support programme for the first time in Khartoum for 175,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under five, in collaboration with the Khartoum State Ministry of Health.
[Ghana] Agriculture Ministry, Global Affairs Canada support Women’s Farmer-Based Organizations
05-08-2020 | 09:18:00
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana and the Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development announced a GHC 2.5 million pilot support from Global Affairs Canada to Women’s Farmer-Based Organizations (WFBOs).
South African wine farmers turn to court to appeal for relief from alcohol ban
04-08-2020 | 09:28:00
South African family farming organisation Saai will approach the Northern Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 18 August 2020 to have the ban on the sale and consumption of wine in restaurants set aside.
Sugar safeguard on Kenya paying-off, COMESA
04-08-2020 | 08:12:00
The sugar industry in Kenya has steadily expanded over the years, currently with 15 white sugar mills being opened and several jaggery (healthy sugar alternative) operators in place.
COMESA COVID-19 food security response plan underway
03-08-2020 | 07:41:00
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region.
AGG project to ramp up genetic gains in maize for better livelihoods
31-07-2020 | 06:37:00
As plant pests and diseases continue to evolve a major priority for breeders and partners is developing better stress tolerant and higher yielding varieties faster and more cost effectively.
WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger
31-07-2020 | 06:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.
West and East Africa entrepreneurs shine at the Africa and Asia nutrition competition
30-07-2020 | 16:30:00
Entrepreneurs from Nigeria and Tanzania running innovative businesses to address malnutrition emerged winners in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition organised by the SUN Business Network.
NITDA Adopts Nigerian farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme
30-07-2020 | 10:15:15
The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme to provide Nigerian farmers with means to showcase their farm produce in the digital world market.
[Column] Rob Vos, Khiem Nguyen: Making food system value chains inclusive for smallholders and rural people
30-07-2020 | 09:19:23
Rapid urbanization and income growth are driving shifts in the diets of urban consumers in low-income countries in Africa and South Asia from inexpensive staple cereals to higher-value products.
Scientists collaborate to save East Africa’s potatoes from a new pest threat
30-07-2020 | 09:00:00
Scientists have been at the forefront of efforts to address a new emerging pest threat to the production of potato in the East Africa region.
SUN competition celebrates innovations increasing nutrition access in low income markets
28-07-2020 | 11:00:00
Twelve African entrepreneurs are among 21 finalists in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition where entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business ideas to address malnutrition.
[Nigeria] NITDA selects 130 farmers to join National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme
28-07-2020 | 10:10:51
In its move to digitize agricultural sector, the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) programme.
[Column] Malachy Mitchell: Covid-19 presents chance to build a more resilient food supply chain
28-07-2020 | 07:22:00
Global agri-food supply chains have so far been resilient in responding to the difficulties posed by the coronavirus,
Farmer cooperatives across West and Central Africa help expand access to improved seeds, boosting yields
27-07-2020 | 06:42:00
A farmers’ cooperative in Mali has experienced a significant increase in production of quality seeds, setting an example for other farmer organizations in Mali and neighboring countries.
Targeted fertilizer recommendations improve maize productivity in Ethiopia
25-07-2020 | 10:24:00
Soil degradation and nutrient depletion have been serious threats to agricultural productivity and food security in Ethiopia.
FAO launches geospatial data platform to build stronger agriculture sector post COVID-19
24-07-2020 | 10:40:16
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources.
Vital Capital partners with USAID to fund Kenya agribusinesses affected by coronavirus
24-07-2020 | 10:38:00
Vital Capital has launched a new collaboration with USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) to support agribusinesses in Kenya affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malawi's new economic analysis forecasts slow growth due to COVID-19, report
24-07-2020 | 08:11:00
Malawi’s three-year trajectory of increasing economic growth has been interrupted by the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, but the full extent of the pandemic’s negative impact is still uncertain as the crisis unfolds, says World Bank.
Belgium supports anticipatory action project to enhance food security, nutrition in Zimbabwe
23-07-2020 | 07:03:00
Belgium has contributed to an anticipatory action project aimed at enhancing the food security and nutrition of populations affected by COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.
IITA and Bayer launch modern breeding project to boost yields of African food crops
23-07-2020 | 06:37:00
Yield improvement of important African food crops will get a boost with the launch of a new project to be implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with Bayer.
FAO launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19
22-07-2020 | 06:25:00
FAO launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors.
Agriculture project helps Zambian youth turn away from copper, live off the land
22-07-2020 | 06:06:00
In Zambia’s Serenje district, young Zambians are being offered a ray of hope in the form of an agriculture project that is both an alternative to copper mining as a path out of poverty.
Ghana Export Promotion Authority hands over high-grade quality seeds to VEPEAG
21-07-2020 | 16:38:00
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has handed over seeds valued at about Ghc90,000 to the Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG).
[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: Unlocking Africa's agribusiness potential with platform thinking
21-07-2020 | 12:28:00
The African continent is home to what is considered a huge growth opportunity - agriculture. With 65% of the world's available uncultivated arable land, potential exists for African countries to reach their developmental goals
EU mobilises €64.7m to support vulnerable communities in Southern Africa
21-07-2020 | 10:16:00
The European Union is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought.
Global action needed to halt spread of African swine Fever
21-07-2020 | 06:28:00
African swine Fever (ASF), which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs, has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations and generating drastic economic consequences.
French Development Agency provides €20m to support culture, agriculture sectors in Ethiopia
20-07-2020 | 11:56:00
The French Development Agency (AFD) has signed two grant agreements amounting to €20 million in support of the culture and agriculture sectors in Ethiopia.
15.4 million expected cases of acute malnutrition in West and Central Africa, UN agencies
20-07-2020 | 09:46:15
15.4 million cases of acute malnutrition in children under five years old are expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa if adequate measures are not put in place now, warns UN agencies, UNICEF and WFP.
The need for a radical shift in Africa’s agricultural funding models
17-07-2020 | 15:00:00
A new report reveals that only a small fraction of agricultural research funding coming to sub-Saharan Africa is being used to support agroecology and other sustainable, regenerative approaches.
Agroecology heavily underfunded despite its benefits to farmers, report
17-07-2020 | 12:45:00
Agroecology continues to receive negligible funding despite the numerous benefits it has on smallholder famers, food and farming systems, a new report says.
Germany contributes $10m to support smallholder farmers affected by climate change in Zambia
17-07-2020 | 09:48:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a donation of $10 million from Germany to assist over 104,000 smallholder farmers impacted by drought in Zambia.
[Nigeria] IITA introduces agribusiness training for secondary schools in Oyo State
17-07-2020 | 07:37:00
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through a new initiative known as the Start Them Early Program (STEP), is introducing agribusiness training in secondary schools in Oyo State.
COMESA region has increased staple crop production, data
16-07-2020 | 14:02:00
Most countries in the COMESA region have recorded an above average yield in the production of staple foods for the 2019/2020 farming season, and this is expected to reduce hunger among the 560 million people.
Angola, IFAD to promote sustainable agriculture, boost food security in the face of climate change
16-07-2020 | 11:46:00
IFAD announced support for a new project to boost agricultural productivity, improve food and nutrition security and build the resilience of at least 218,000 rural families in Angola who are vulnerable to climate shocks.
African Development Bank enhances food security for millions of people in Niger, report
16-07-2020 | 08:51:00
The Water Mobilisation Project to Enhance Food Security in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions implemented between 2011 and 2018 in Niger, has sustainably increased agricultural production and productivity.
African Development Bank invests in empowering women and youth in Madagascar
16-07-2020 | 06:38:00
The African Development Bank has made the empowerment of women and youth a priesthood in Madagascar.
SBN competition celebrates African and Asian entrepreneurs scaling up nutrition
15-07-2020 | 14:01:00
In Africa and Asia, SMEs provide the majority of food consumed and have the potential to increase access to safe, nutritious foods if they can grow their businesses through finance and technical assistance.
IFC helps boost clean tech startups in Egypt, enables farmers switch to solar
15-07-2020 | 10:07:00
IFC is joining forces with the National Bank of Egypt and MSMEDA to strengthen the clean technology entrepreneurship sector and boost Egyptian farmers’ access to finance for solar irrigation.
[Kenya ] Corteva Agriscience targets 20,000 women farmers with training, market linkages
15-07-2020 | 06:02:00
Twenty thousand farmers, youth and agriculture communities in Kenya stand to benefit from training programmes on sustainable agriculture practices to be launched by Corteva Agriscience.
[Column] Mimi Alemayehou: Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa
15-07-2020 | 05:50:00
When a second massive swarm of locusts hit East Africa in April presenting “an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat” to food security and livelihoods this piece of news barely made a splash.
FAO signs new partnership with Rabobank on sustainable agriculture
14-07-2020 | 08:17:23
Rabobank has signed a new partnership agreement FAO with the intention of helping targeted rural communities benefit from more inclusive, sustainable food systems.
Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, WCC
10-07-2020 | 14:07:00
African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Centre of Excellence in Rwanda to support African farmers and rural communities
10-07-2020 | 09:36:00
A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently, reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs.
[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in Africa
10-07-2020 | 06:50:14
As supply chains around the world are disrupted questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens.
UNHCR, WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages
09-07-2020 | 11:31:00
UNHCR and the World Food Programme are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters, as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 threaten to leave refugees across Africa without food.
FAO welcomes additional €15m from European Union to fight Desert Locusts upsurge in East Africa
08-07-2020 | 13:59:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region.
WFP launches seasonal support for food insecure people in Mali
08-07-2020 | 10:37:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a large-scale food and nutrition intervention to assist nearly one million people in the northern and central regions of Mali.
COMESA's FEMCOM embarks on $2.3m project to support DR Congo women in business
08-07-2020 | 10:23:00
The COMESA National Federation of National Associations of Women in Business (FEMCOM) Chapter in DR Congo has embarked on a $2.3 million project to support women in business.
African Development Bank project tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania, report
08-07-2020 | 08:12:00
An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team.
Multiple shocks are disrupting agricultural farming systems in sub Saharan Africa, AGRA
08-07-2020 | 07:39:00
AGRA’s June Food Security Monitor finds multiple shocks are disrupting agricultural farming systems in sub Saharan Africa.
IFAD invests €77.7 million in Niger for food security and climate change resilience
07-07-2020 | 07:51:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations, IFAD, has announced a new project that will boost support for about 210,000 poor rural households in Niger
Wambui Gichuri appointed Acting VP- Agriculture, Human and Social Development, AfDB
06-07-2020 | 14:04:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) announces the appointment of Wambui Gichuri as Acting Vice President- Agriculture, Human and Social Development, effective 5 July 2020.
Madagascar receives $2.13 million from ARC to cover drought risks
06-07-2020 | 08:22:00
The government of Madagascar received a check of $2.13 million from the Insurance Company of the Pan African Risk Management Mutual (ARC) to cover the loss of livelihoods of its population caused by climatic disasters.
DRC, IFAD partner for better nutrition, resilience for small-scale farmers
04-07-2020 | 09:26:00
IFAD announced support for a new programme in the DRC to reduce poverty, increase productivity and incomes, improve food and nutrition security, and build the resilience of more than 410,000 small-scale farmers households.
Food security at risk in Ethiopia as WFP faces funding crises
04-07-2020 | 06:37:00
A funding shortfall of $158 million this year is threatening millions of people in Ethiopia who depend on food and nutrition assistance for their very survival, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.
Government gazettes amendments to the regulations governing South African sugar industry
04-07-2020 | 05:51:00
The Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) , Mr Ebrahim Patel gazetted amendments to the Sugar Industry Agreement and South African Sugar Association Constitution.
[Nigeria] Agriculture Minister flags off wet season farming for APPEALS rice farmers
03-07-2020 | 12:21:00
The Nigerian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Alh. Mohammad Sabo Nanono flagged off the distribution of wet season farming support for improved rice production technologies among rice farmers at Tofai community.
Olam to speed up innovation to address global food security
03-07-2020 | 11:12:00
Olam International, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, is on the hunt for ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture and win of $75,000 grant to support development.
Global food commodity prices rebound in June, FAO Index
03-07-2020 | 06:23:29
FAO expects new record-high global cereal production and comfortable stock levels for 2020/21, while food assistance needs up.
WFP supplements government support to poor families hit by COVID-19 in Kenya
03-07-2020 | 06:07:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched cash transfers and nutrition support for more than a quarter of a million people struggling to survive from the impact of COVID-19 on informal settlements in Nairobi.
Water project boosts yields in Mozambique as farmers grapple with climate extremes
02-07-2020 | 14:22:56
With funding from the African Development Bank the project provided irrigation kits, constructed boreholes, small dams and water troughs that boost farmers’ yields.
[Column] Maria Helena Semedo: We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in Africa
02-07-2020 | 07:34:09
The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises.
Two wheel tractors assist Zimbabwe and Ethiopia farmers grow yields and income
01-07-2020 | 09:38:00
Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia have embraced small-scale mechanization thanks to an innovative CIMMYT-led project, which is now drawing to a close.
African Green Resources and African Fertilizer Agribusiness partner to boost crop yields in Zambia
01-07-2020 | 06:46:29
An initiative, which involves a $40 million fertilizer-revolving facility and another $170 million for value addition is to be implemented in the Eastern, Northern, Western, Central, Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces.
AfreximBank receives $200 million financing from ITFC to boost agriculture sector in Sub Saharan Africa
30-06-2020 | 14:27:00
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, has signed a $200 million syndicated Murabaha financing agreement with Afreximbank to support the agriculture sector in Sub Saharan Africa.
World Bank approves $40 million emergency financing to support Somalia’s Desert Locust response
30-06-2020 | 07:20:00
The World Bank approved a $40 million International Development Assistance (IDA) grant for Somalia as part of the Emergency Locust Response Program, which seeks to respond to the threat posed by the locust outbreak.
IFC provides €10 million to Tunisian date exporter VACPA
30-06-2020 | 06:46:00
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is providing €10 million in funding to the Tunisian date processing company VACPA.
Japan provides support to drought affected people in Namibia
26-06-2020 | 14:12:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received Japanese Government contribution of $ 700,000 that will enable WFP to provide food assistance to some 30,000 vulnerable people in Namibia.
[Nigeria] IITA, Mastercard Foundation partnership to equip youth in agrifood value chain with skills
26-06-2020 | 12:59:00
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through its Youth in Agribusiness office, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria to implement the Young Africa Works strategy.
UNICEF, WFP partner to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia
26-06-2020 | 07:44:00
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers.
African Development Bank grants $1.1 million to improve meat production in Rwanda
26-06-2020 | 07:25:00
The African Development Bank approved a donation of 1.1 million US dollars to the Rwandan government for the implementation of the Project of commercial competitiveness of the value chain of the meat.
[Ghana] Cocoa Board launches $600 million syndicated loan facility for industry investment projects
24-06-2020 | 14:44:00
The Ghana Cocoa Board officially launched the $600 million syndicated loan facility which it signed with some Development Finance Institutions to provide funding for various investment projects within Ghana’s cocoa industry.
[Column] Fatma Ben Rejeb: Coronavirus is a reminder that agriculture underpins Africa’s future
24-06-2020 | 09:00:00
The coronavirus pandemic has reduced many of us to our most basic survival instincts: securing food and staying safe.
African Development Bank approves $3 million loan reallocation to agriculture sector in Togo
24-06-2020 | 06:57:00
The African Development Bank approved the reallocation of $3 million in loan resources to help Togo purchase agricultural inputs to enhance food security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Nigeria] AGRA’s intervention transforms the Rice value chain in Kaduna State
23-06-2020 | 12:36:47
Rice production has been a major source of livelihood for people in Giwa Iganchi, Local Government, Kaduna State in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Germany donates $5.9m to protect vulnerable African farmers with climate insurance
22-06-2020 | 12:48:00
The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided $5.9 million for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to continue protecting 1.2 million vulnerable African farmers with climate risk insurance.
Bayer targets two million farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America with crop relief, market access
19-06-2020 | 06:40:00
To assist smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are facing additional challenges resulting from COVID-19, Bayer is providing seeds and crop protection inputs.
Ethiopia invests in climate resilient green economy
18-06-2020 | 06:38:00
Ethiopia has taken the lead in the implementation of Climate-Resilient Green Economy to protect itself from the adverse effects of climate change.
Tracking app tackles fake seeds in Nigeria
18-06-2020 | 06:32:00
In Nigeria, crop production is an old tradition, many families in the country solely depends on it for the provision of their basic needs.
[Nigeria] GBfoods completes $52 million tomato processing factory in Kebbi
17-06-2020 | 07:04:41
GBfoods, a global player in culinary product manufacturing recently built a N20 billion, approximately $52 million, Tomato processing factory, in Kebbi State.
[Column] Denis Kyetere: Innovation key to unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential
16-06-2020 | 12:04:36
Agriculture is the fulcrum of Africa’s economy, with growth-enabling roles that cut across all crucial sectors despite its seemingly dwindling share of the continent’s GDP.
Tunisia farming systems win recognition as part of the global agricultural heritage
16-06-2020 | 07:34:00
Tunisia's traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System.
African women champion agricultural transformation across the region
12-06-2020 | 13:44:00
From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population.
Canada provides CA$1 million to help lift Zimbabweans out of hunger
12-06-2020 | 07:03:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of CA$1 million from the Government of Canada for life-saving humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe.
[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Coronavirus has stress-tested our food systems, and many are set to fail
11-06-2020 | 13:29:23
Coronavirus has brought enormous setbacks, suffering, and forecasts of a global depression ahead following the closure of so many economies for so long.
[Kenya] Government, GIZ invest $17 million in agriculture youth programmes
11-06-2020 | 08:12:00
The Kenyan government has launched Sh1.8 billion, approximately $17 million, rural youth employment programmes in western Kenya through agriculture in partnership with German Development Agency
WFP resumes direct deliveries of emergency food to South Sudan from Kenya
10-06-2020 | 10:55:00
For the first time since 2018, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to send a humanitarian convoy from Kenya directly into South Sudan via the Nadapal Border crossing just as hunger is peaking in the country.
African Development Bank unveils strategy to safeguard food security against impacts of COVID-19
09-06-2020 | 09:35:00
The African Development Bank has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.
Forests are critical for promoting pollination in agriculture and biodiversity, FAO
09-06-2020 | 08:55:00
Forests and trees are critical for promoting pollination by bees, butterflies and other animals, and there is an urgent need to stop their habitat degradation and safeguard biodiversity, according to a new report from FAO.
Incentro and Financial Access support the African market during the crisis
09-06-2020 | 07:56:00
Financial advisory firm Financial Access and IT company Incentro launch ‘LendXS’, a new fintech platform especially developed for the African market.
Hub agro dealerships address extension officers’ shortages in Malawi
05-06-2020 | 13:54:48
Malawi’s agriculture faces many challenges chief of whom is lack of extension services among rural subsistence farmers who form the largest farming population in the country.
GALVmed announces three new projects to accelerate animal healthcare in West Africa
05-06-2020 | 07:45:00
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa.
Almost five million people at risk of hunger, famine as Desert Locusts destroy crops across East Africa, report
04-06-2020 | 12:47:00
Almost five million people could be plunged into hunger and famine as a fourth round of desert locusts hatch and ravage crops across the Horn and East Africa, compounding an already dire food situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IFAD supports projects increasing agricultural productivity and incomes in Madagascar
04-06-2020 | 10:26:02
Rural development projects financed and supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have helped to reduce rural poverty and increase rural entrepreneurship in Madagascar, according to a new report.
Global food prices falls to 17-month low, FAO Index
04-06-2020 | 10:09:00
Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports.