Agriculture

Dubai to build world’s largest vertical farming facility

Dubai vertical gardenEmirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and the US-based Crop One will jointly invest US$40mn to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central

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FAO to train 500,000 African farmers to manage Fall Armyworm

Fall ArmywormThe UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced to start a campaign to train more than 500,000 farmers to manage Fall Armyworm through farmer field schools in Sub-Saharan Africa

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FAO launches Nuru app in Africa to find Fall Armyworm

nuruThe UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Pennsylvania State University have joined forces to develop and launch a talking app, Nuru, to help African farmers recognise Fall Armyworm

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AfDB approves US$42mn grant to develop Sudan’s agribusiness

afdb sudanThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$42mn grants to support the national agriculture investment plan in Sudan

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Agritrade to contract 5,000 tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe

agritech tobaccoAgritrade, Africa-focused tobacco contractor, is planning to support more than 5,000 farmers in Zimbabwe in the next cropping season, as the output of tobacco is estimated to surpass the targeted 200mn kilogrammes

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