FAO announces financial support to help Sudan fight locust threat

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has secured almost $US 1 million to help Sudan fight the current locust threat. The...

Average rice yield in SSA has jumped 30% after rice crisis

An analysis by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has revealed that the paddy rice production growth rate in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) shot up from...

Maize shortage renews debate over GM in Zimbabwe

By IRIN News - tn/jk/rz A major shortage of maize has sent the price of maize meal, used for porridge and poultry feed, spiralling in...

Female jobs in agricultural supply chains mean “choice and independence”

Olam research launched in support of International Women’s Day ‘gender agenda’ In support of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March and ‘The Gender...

Ending hunger and malnutrition in Malawi

Crop diversification, increasing the productivity and production of farmers through small-scale irrigation projects, improving local market systems, and other actions being implemented by the...

Africa Fights Climate Change

The African Development Bank is hosting the fourth meeting of the Board of Program Directors of the Climate for Development in Africa Initiative. -    AfDB hosts...

Airtel Africa partners with UN Women

Women farmers in the East and Horn of Africa region are poised to benefit from practical information-sharing tools via Airtel’s mobile networks.   •    Airtel Africa signs...

Cell phones revolutionizing Kenya’s livestock sector

Cell phones revolutionizing Kenya’s livestock sector / Mobile phones send first alerts for livestock diseases, and Web access by cell phone means endless innovations...

Equatorial Guinea: African trust fund for food security becomes reality

African trust fund for food security becomes reality / Equatorial Guinea provides first contribution of $30 million for “Africa for Africa” anti-hunger pool Equatorial Guinea...

Why the Sahel needs $1.6 billion again this year

The 2013 Sahel Regional Strategy calls for US$1.66 billion to help meet humanitarian needs and build up resilience among vulnerable groups - an identical...

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