OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook: Higher output to keep food prices low

FRANCE – Growth in agricultural output is expected to keep food prices low over the coming decade, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN’s Food and […]

Small fish species can enhance food security in Africa – study by FAO shows

AFRICA – A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) poses that small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and under recognised opportunity to boost food and nutrition security. The study which […]

Japan partners with Malawi in pest surveillance project to boost productivity

MALAWI – The Japanese government has availed more than US$293000 (K222.6 Million) to fund a project that seeks fight fall and African armyworms in Malawi. The project dubbed “Strengthening, monitoring and early warning system for […]

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund gets US$17m funding to boost food security

AFRICA – The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to enhance food security in Africa, has received US$17 million in commitments aimed at replenishing food security efforts in the continent. The development emerged […]

Liberia partners with FAO to launch an integrated sustainable rice project

LIBERIA – The Liberian government in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched an Integrated Sustainable Rice System Development Project aimed to boost production. The project was launched at the […]

FAO releases US$15m to boost food security in Angola

ANGOLA – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released US$15 million to support the implementation of projects aimed at improving food security in the country. Gherda Barreto Cajina, FAO representative in Angola, […]

FAO launches framework to promote food and agriculture in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched the Country Programme Framework (CPF), an agricultural program that aims to promote food and nutrition in Nigeria. The CPF is a medium-term priority framework, derived […]

FAO and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition partner to enhance food security

AFRICA – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have agreed to join forces to increase the availability and affordability of nutritious food for all in developing countries. […]

Japan, FOA hand over surveillance project to Zimbabwean small scale farmers

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwean small scale farmers are set to benefit from a US$500 000 disease and pest surveillance project from Japan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project which was handed […]