FMO invests US$7.5m in ARAF to support climate smart agriculture

AFRICA – Dutch development bank FMO has invested US$7.5m in the Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) to support the provision of climate resilience solutions to smallholder farmers in East and West Africa. Globally, there are […]

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 […]

Britvic announces new carbon emissions reduction targets to help tackle climate change

ENGLAND – Britvic, one of the leading branded soft drinks businesses in Europe, has announced ambitious science-based carbon targets, committing to halving carbon emissions from its own operations by 2025. With the support of carbon […]

Syngenta to invest US$2 billion on innovative and sustainable agriculture solutions

SWITZERLAND – Swiss-based global agribusiness company has pledged to invest US$2 billion over the next five years on finding innovations specifically targeted at delivering a step change in agricultural sustainability. Through the investment, Syngenta plans […]

Nestlé, Danone among firms recognized for leadership in sustainability by UN Global Compact

USA – Nestlé, Danone and Unilever have been named as Global Compact LEAD companies for their ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and its Ten principles for responsible business. Nestlé joined the […]

Biotech crops presenting a solution to nutrition and climate change challenges; ISAAA report

JAPAN – Countries across the world have progressively embraced the utilisation of biotech crops, with this year marking 23 solid years of continuous biotech crop adoption. According to a recent report released by the International […]

Namibia unveils US$8.95 agricultural project to help farmers build climate change resilience

NAMIBIA – Namibia has commissioned a US$ 8.95million (N$130 million) agricultural project that seeks to enhance agricultural productivity by strengthening farmers resilience to climate change. The project, which was launched at Warmquelle in Kunene region, […]