FAO partners Zimbabwe on US$200,000 irrigation project to boost food security

ZIMBABWE- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in partnership with the government of Zimbabwe have announced a US$200,000 project to rehabilitate two major irrigation schemes in Zaka in a bid to enhance food security in the dry district, reports the Herald. The funding will be used in the revival of Nyatare and Mabvute…

African swine fever outbreak could spread to China, United Nations FAO says

CHINA – African swine fever, a deadly outbreak with the potential to affect a country’s pig population, has been reported that it could possibly spread to China, and now Chinese officials are scrambling to stop it. According to the Washington Post, the virus — which does not threaten humans — has spread to four provinces…

FAO and AfDB join forces to mobilize US$100m agricultural investment in Africa

GHANA- United Nation’s agency Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have joined forces to mobilize US$100 million investment aimed at boosting the agricultural sector in Africa. The initiative projected to run for the next five years is also geared at tackling hunger, malnutrition and increase economic prosperity on the continent.…

FAO and EBRD hold workshops to tackle food security in Egypt

EGYPT - UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held two workshops in Cairo, Egypt on the grain market to address supply chain efficiency and national food security. The workshops held in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, the Ministry of Supply and Internal…

World Food Programme FAO partners to boost food production in Nigeria

NIGERIA - The World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has pledged to boost food production in North Eastern part of Nigeria by providing adequate seeds, fertilizers and other inputs, according to a Leadership article. FAO, through a 'twin track' approach, part of one of the Rome Principles for…

East Africa eyes Southeast Asia’s meat market through Hong Kong

ETHIOPIA - East African countries have declared an interest in entering the Southeast Asia’s meat and live animals market via Hong Kong under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). In a statement, IGAD said penetrating the market through Hong could possibly eliminate the challenges its member countries are facing while exporting their products to MENA…

FAO targets innovation, digitalization in a partnership to help farmers in developing countries

ITALY - FAO, a United Nation’s agency with exemplary efforts to fight hunger, has entered into a partnership with Spain’s Telefonica to unveil Internet of Things and Big Data to improve access to information related to climate and water management. The partnership involved an agreement signed between FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, and…