Japan donates rice mill to Nigeria’s Edo state to boost rice production

NIGERIA – The Japanese Government has donated a rice mill worth over N26m (US$70,650) to the Edo State Government, as part of efforts to facilitate rice production in the state. According to the Japanese Ambassador […]

Agricultural commodities to significantly boost Nigeria’s US$30bn non-oil export market

NIGERIA – Agricultural exports have been listed among the major revenue generating commodities that have the potential of boosting Nigeria’s revenues from export of non-oil commodities to US$30bn annually. This is according to a recent […]

Guinea-Bissau, IFAD launch US$65.7m project to promote climate resilient agriculture

Guinea-Bissau – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has partnered with the government of Guinea-Bissau to support the Agricultural Diversification, Integrated Markets, Nutrition and Climate Resilience Project (REDE) with an investment of US$65.7 million. […]

African Union launches the second Biennial Review Report detailing Africa’s agricultural status

AFRICA – The African Union has launched the second Biennial Review Report on the implementation of the June 2014 Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods. H.E Abiy […]

Danone and FAO team up to foster sustainable diets and food systems

ITALY – Danone, owner of iconic brands such as Dumex and Aptamil has agreed to work together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to improve global nutrition and food safety […]

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 […]

Azman partners with Nigerian state government to boost rice production

NIGERIA – Azman Rice Mills and Farms Limited, a Nigerian rice processing company has singed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kano State Government that seeks o boost rice production in the State. The agreement will […]

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, […]