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 […]

Corteva, John Deere sign MoU to bolster growth in Africa’s agriculture sector

AFRICA – Corteva Agriscience, a global leader in seed production and crop protection has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, John Deere, aimed at accelerating growth in […]

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, […]

Nigerian Legislators back country’s biosafety agency efforts in regulating GMOs

NIGERIA – Nigerian legislators have backed the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in its efforts towards regulating modern biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Obinna […]

USAID pumps US$37m into Egypt’s agricultural sector to enhance food security

EGYPT – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a launched a US$37 million project that aims at building resilience in Egypt’s agricultural sector and advance food security in the country. Launched under […]

Ethiopian agricultural agency to invest US$5.89m in capacity building

ETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is set to invest a whooping US$5.98 million in building mechanisation centres across the country as it seeks to boost agricultural production. According to Gebre G. Tsadik, […]

Strong, inclusive and empowering partnerships key to world’s food security, says CABI

BOTSWANA – Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International’s (CABI) Director General Development, Dr Dennis Rangi has, called for strong, inclusive and empowering partnerships in tackling the worlds food crisis. Speaking during CABI’s African Regional Consultation […]

South Africa farmers appeal for governments support as drought escalates

SOUTH AFRICA – Commercial farmers in South Africa have appealed for financial support from the government as researchers say dry weather and hot conditions may persist in the country, reports Business Day. AgriSA, a farmers’ […]