Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti get emergency aid for locusts outbreak

locust aidOn 10 March, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of US$7.5mn in response to the damage caused by locusts in Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti

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AfDB and DAL Group sign deal to transform Sudan’s agribusiness

Sudan dal groupThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed an agreement with Sudan’s DAL Group for the provision of up to US$75mn to improve food security and household incomes in the country

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Nigerian government launches fertiliser control act

Fertiliser actThe Nigerian government has launched Fertiliser Control Act 2019 to protect the agricultural chain players, manufacturers, producers, blenders, importers, distributors and end-users, thus boosting the economy

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Abia State governor seeks AfDB partnership to build agricultural base

Governor of the Abia State and his delegation.jpgANigeria’s Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu met with African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to discuss investment for Abia to boost agricultural activities, job creation and enhance livelihoods

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Unilever and BASF increasing proportion of women in leadership positions

international womens dayUnilever has achieved 50/50 gender balance in leadership roles across its brands and BASF has committed to increasing the number of women at the top to 30 per cent by 2030 after achieving its 20 per cent by 2020 target a year ahead of schedule

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