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Agriculture

Impact of FAO and FVC’s flexible finance in Africa

“Uganda is Africa in miniature,” said Susan Ngongi Namondo, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda, at the wrap-up of the Flexible Voluntary Contribution (FVC)...

Tech companies meet Ghana’s small growers to address traceability concerns

Importers increasingly want to trace their food suppliers back to individual farms. That’s a tall order for Ghana’s small farmers, but meeting with local...

Cooperative response will address Cameroon’s capsid problem

Cocoa farmers in Cameroon have struggled for years to contain outbreaks of capsid bugs. Cocoa is a cash crop, so production losses can have...

Bühler and Nigerian government collaborate to enhance rice production and food security

Bühler Group is partnering with the Nigerian government in a project to boost rice production across the country. Initiated in 2017 with the agreement...

FAO’s efforts in unlocking finance for African smallholder farmers

A major meeting this past week brought together farmers, bankers, governments and development partners from across Africa and beyond to discuss ways to ensure...

FAO and the International Agri-Food Network spearhead accelerator mentorship programme for women-led SMEs in Africa

The number of women working in entrepreneurial activities is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) than in any other part of the world. Women entrepreneurs working...

Almost half the world’s population lives in households linked to agrifood systems

Around 1.23 billion people were employed in the world’s agrifood systems in 2019, and more than three times that figure, or almost half the...

Zimbabwe commemorates International Year of Millets

Millets, often called “Nutri-Cereals” due to their high nutritional content can grow on poor soils with little input. They are resistant and tolerant to...

How boosting intra-African agrifood trade will reap rewards for the continent

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has been ratified by 43 African Union member countries, eight of which have started trading under AfCFTA...

How nature-based solutions make economic and environmental sense for farmers in Ghana

Organic pesticides, waste-based fertilisers and forest regeneration are just a few of the green initiatives being employed in Ghana to boost farming communities’ resilience...

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Vertiv reinforces Nigerian footprint with new office, showroom in Lagos

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, is continuing to invest in the African continent, today announcing the opening of...

Kuda Mukova: Where can an impact investor make greatest mark in Africa? 

Africa is a continent of contradictions. The scars left behind by its many nations' storied histories, as well as the new wounds opened by...

Johannesburg to host Airbnb Africa Travel Summit this October

Policymakers, tourism experts, innovators and changemakers will gather for the Airbnb Africa Travel Summit to explore the role technology can play in driving...

Louis Strydom: Crafting Africa’s green transition with precision

The call for a green revolution is no longer a distant echo; it's the resounding demand of the present. Much like an artisan weaver...

Newly launched SanlamAllianz to provide insurance and financial services in 27 African markets

Sanlam, Africa’s largest non-banking financial services provider, and Allianz, one of the world’s leading insurers and financial services providers are pleased to announce that...
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