FAO, United Arab Emirates invest US$4m to support women in agriculture in Liberia

LIBERIA – The United Arab Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO to invest US$4 million in Liberia to help the rural women develop sustainable agribusiness models. The funding will support poultry and vegetable […]

Liberia partners FAO to strengthen fisheries research and capacity building

LIBERIA – The Government of Liberia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to strengthen research in the fisheries sector. The partnership will focus on fisheries […]

Qu Dongyu begins new role as FAO leader, commits to enhancing sustainably in agriculture

ITALY – Qu Dongyu, the newly elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has committed to spearheading initiatives that focus on making agriculture more sustainable. Qu, who took office […]

FAO, Nigeria launch report on sustainable livestock development to stimulate growth

NIGERIA – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Nigerian government has launched the report on African Sustainable Livestock (ASL) 2050. Speaking during the launch in Abuja, the […]

Zimbabwe teams up with FAO on bio-fortification initiative to enhance food security

ZIMBABWE – The Ministry of Agriculture in Zimbabwe in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will host a bio-fortification awareness forum aimed at promoting nutrition sensitive agriculture. Running under the theme […]

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 […]