Mars partners with USAID to improve resilience in agricultural supply chains

USA – American confectionery giant, Mars Incorporated has formalized its partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in joint efforts to improve economic opportunity and resilience in agricultural supply chains. The partnership […]

Asia requires an additional US$800bn investment to achieve food security, new report says

ASIA – To grow Asia’s food and agricultural industry into a sustainable size and ensure the region reaches a point where it can feed itself, an additional US$800 billion investment is required in the region. […]

Ethiopian government flags off construction of US$167m irrigation projects

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy has began the construction of three irrigation dams in Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia at a total cost of 4.9 billion Br (US$167m). Located in Chelchel […]

United States sign trade deal with Japan on food and agricultural exports

USA – The United States and Japan have officially signed a trade deal on food and agricultural exports as the two countries continue to deepen and modernize their trade relationship. The deal, which was announced […]

Glencore joins global agriculture commodity trade modernization initiative

USA – Global agribusiness company, Glencore Agriculture has joined other major partners in industry-wide initiative to modernize global agricultural commodity trade operations. The initiative now comprises of six agricultural commodity trade giants including Archer Daniels […]

Malawi capacitates US$95m agricultural commercialization project

MALAWI – Malawi government has launched a six-year Agricultural Commercialization project (AGCOM) with support from the World Bank of USD 95 million loan facility aimed at supporting 650,000 farming households to venture into commercial farming […]

Mark & Spencer partners with infarm in promoting sustainable urban farming

UK – Marks & Spencer is partnering with urban farming platform infarm to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in some of its stores. The retailer in planning to launch the first […]

USDA invests in scientific research programme to promote sustainable agricultural practices

USA – US Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested US$77.8 million in research that will focus on sustaining a more abundant, nutritious, and accessible food supply. […]

Zimbabwean government approves US$51m agriculture mechanization deal

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has approved a US$51 million farm equipment deal with John Deere for the supply of agricultural mechanisation equipment, to boost the Farm Mechanisation Programme. The loan arrangement will be […]