Agriculture

Boosting agricultural production in eastern and southern Africa

afdb eas souLeading organisations in agricultural policy, trade and technology transfer met in Nairobi from 13 -14 December 2018 to identify the implementation of harmonised seed regulations within the eastern and southern Africa region and develop an action plan towards eliminating challenges

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World Bank approves US$50mn project for Southern Africa’s agriculture activities

WB SAThe World Bank has approved US$50mn project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho

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Tunisia trains drone pilots to boost agricultural productivity

tunisia droneEight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organised by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Busan Techno Park

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Chinese ambassador pledges to attract more Rwandan coffee and tea investors

Rwanda coffeeA delegation of 25 staff members from the Chinese Embassy in Kigali led by ambassador Henry Rao Hongwei visited Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company (RFCC), a coffee roasting plant based at National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) headquarters in Kigali

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FAO calls for stronger commitment and funding to achieve zero Hunger

food security 111FAO and parliamentarians from eastern Africa, together with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and East African Community (EAC), have called for robust legislative frameworks and increased funding to intensify the fight against hunger and malnutrition

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