Groundbreaking Index Launched to Empower Women and Fight Hunger

A significant new breakthrough in the measurement of women's empowerment in developing countries was launched on February 27. The "Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index"...

Brazil approves latest Forest Code

After two years of negotiations, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved the country's controversial 'Forest Code'. The legislationregulates land use and allows for the...

Africa urged to prioritize agricultural transformation

The special meeting of the Permanent Secretaries of Ministries of Agriculture and Local Government and Development Working Group Leaders on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture...

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...

Mobile Technology Unlocks Dairy Farming Potential

Kenya - On a typical day, Susan Wanjiru checks and replies to her emails, updates and checks off items on her appointment book before...

AGCO Retail Finance Partnership accommodates needs of Zambia farm sector to finance farm machinery

Finance product to offer affordable and low-rate financing AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has established a Retail Finance Partnership to support...

Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management. While agriculture remains the most significant driver of global...

Patents fail to boost crop yields

By SciDev.Net - Jan Piotrowski Policies that secure intellectual property rights (IPRs) for agricultural innovations often fail to encourage technology transfer to developing countries or...

Canada and Australia select five African research teams to improve food security

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) today announced five projects in Eastern and Southern Africa...

Benin and IFAD work together to boost food and nutrition security while creating jobs...

The Republic of Benin and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Market Gardening Development...

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