Agriculture

Economic Commission for Africa signs agreement on innovation and agriculture investments

eca affThe Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the OCP SA, formerly known as the Cherifien Office of Phosphates, have signed an MoU to strengthen collaboration on innovations and investments in agriculture using science and technologies

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Ghana cocoa farmers to access direct agrochemicals from COCOBOD

Ghana cocoa farmersThe Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is adopting a new policy to provide support services, farming products and inputs to the cocoa farmers through their registered cooperatives

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Somalia implements Drought Impact Response Plan

somalia drouhgtThe Federal Government of Somalia and the aid community are together implementing a Drought Impact Response Plan which is set to provide critical life-saving assistance to 4.5mn Somalis by the end of the year at a cost of US$686mn

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‘Avocados, coffee and citrus fruit threaten global food security’

avocado coA study by researchers at University of Maryland found how Western appetites for foods like avocados, coffee and citrus fruit are threatening global food security, having looked at 40 years of data

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ICRC helps farming community in Nigeria’s Wuro Dadi

wuro dadiThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has helped conflict-affected families in Wuro Dadi, north-eastern Nigeria, by rebuilding houses, distributing maize and rice seeds for planting and providing cash to purchase fertiliser and farming or fishing tools

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