Agriculture

Bayer and Fair Planet extend collaborates for high-quality vegetable seeds in Ethiopia

Bayer 1The global pharmaceutical company Bayer has partnered with the non-profit organisation Fair Planet in the ‘Bridging the Seed Gap’ project, which focuses on genrating opportunities for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia by improving access to high-quality vegetable seeds

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AfDB president Adesina wins 2017 World Food Prize

15481194690 3cf602a763 oDr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, has been awarded the World Food Prize 2017 for his pioneering role in empowering African agriculture and making it a key player of securing food for the world

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Guinea launches a study on financing irrigation schemes for pineapple farmers

pineapple 571792 640The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea is launching an initiative to help farmer cooperatives in Maférénya and Kindia regions increase their farm yield, productivity, area of arable land and time saved from manual farm chores

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FAO conducts emergency seed distributions in north-east Nigeria

14982575134 e7695baf15 zThe UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is distributing seeds and fertiliser for more than one million people in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month as part of the efforts to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in areas affected by Boko Haram violence

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African Union Commission to extend role in developing African agriculture

AUCIn an announcement at the annual World Food Programme (WFP) executive board meeting, held from 12-15 June 2017, the African Union Commission (AUC) said that it will continue to work with WFP in enhancing the livelihoods of the African citizens

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