Small farmers in Africa’s battle for agricultural development

Kenya: While policymakers hope small-scale farmers can drive Africa's development, there are clear obstacles to greater productivity Kitui farmer Wayua Mwanza digs a zai pit Fine...

SA will resolve outstanding issues on AGOA

By - SAnews.gov.za Pretoria - South Africa will have resolved the meat issues related to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) before the US...

Timely seed distributions in Ethiopia boost crop yields, strengthen communities’ resilience

FAO support reinforces food security response to one of the worst El Niño-induced droughts on record. Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest...

AfricaRice and its Belgian partners win T W Schultz Prize

An international research team led by Dr Matty Demont, Value Chain Economist at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), received the prestigious T W Schultz...

The Launch of the new African Cocoa Initiative

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) announced on October 18 that the new...

African countries south of the Sahara must double investment in agricultural R&D, report finds

African countries south of the Sahara will need to double their investment in agricultural research and development if ambitious United Nations and African Union...

Food security linked to peace in the Sahel – FAO Director-General / Famine in...

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that improving food security in the Sahel will contribute to peace and stability in the region. He...

US$39.8 million from IFAD to boost agriculture in Rwanda

Kigali:  A US$39.8 million loan and grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to the Republic of Rwanda will help to improve...

Two African Development Bank projects in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire receive US Treasury Awards...

AfDB is the first multilateral development bank to receive recognition for two projects in the same year Two outstanding African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) initiatives,...

GM banana resistant to fungus shows promise

A banana strain resistant to a common fungal disease could help smallholder farmers in East Africa better control the crippling disease,...

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