Reprive to food and agriculture sectors as US and China sign phase one of trade agreement

USA – The United States and Republic of China have reached a consensus on the first phase of the trade agreement in a deal that is expected to significantly benefit the American Agricultural sector. The […]

Germany funds US$22m initiative to boost agriculture sectors’ role in addressing climate change

GERMANY – Germany has launched a new €20m (US$22.3m) programme co-led by FAO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aimed at accelerating climate change action in developing countries’ agricultural and land use sectors. The […]

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 […]