Agriculture

IFAD president calls on member states to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

ifad as 12President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert F Houngbo has called on its 177 member states to help the fund doubling impact on the lives of the world’s most marginalised people by 2030, with a proposed US$30bn programme of work over the next 10 years

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Drought-affected Ethiopian households benefit from FAO cash-transfer project

Ethiopia drought 10 FebThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has provided 4,500 drought-affected pastoral households in the Somali region of Ethiopia with unconditional cash transfers to meet their immediate needs and invest in productive activities

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UK’s Agrimetrics launches data marketplace for agri-food

agrimetrics afAgrimetrics, the UK’s agri-tech centre for innovations in data science, has launched the Agri-Food Data Marketplace, a move that aims to enable data-owners to safely share and monetise data, while making it easier for data-consumers to find the information they need

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USDA launches cashew value chain project for West African countries

USDA cashewThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a US$38mn project in The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau to enhance the regional cashew value chain and improve the trade of processed cashews in local and international markets

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Data-driven roadmap towards accurate harvest forecasts

tomatoes GreencoHoogendoorn Growth Management’s Harvest Forecast module is set to enable the international snack vegetable grower Greenco to calculate a harvest forecast one week in advance for the coming four weeks

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