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AfDB initiates strategy to attain 513mn tonnes of additional food production

Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in AfricaThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed the technologies for African agricultural transformation (TAAT) initiative, a knowledge and innovation-based response, aiming to meet the need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa

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Adesina named as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

Adesina PrizeBeing named as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), pledged to devote the US$250,000 prize money to support young African farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs in the continent

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IFRC President: Lesotho’s vulnerability to drought will continue without increased investment in resilience

maxresdefaultLesotho will continue to experience devastating droughts and food crises unless there is a dramatic increase in investment in community-level resilience and preparedness

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Blackpace Group to bring potato production and processing to Nigeria and Rwanda

PotatoesThe government of Nigeria and Rwanda have signed multimillion dollar deals with a Nigerian investor, the Blackpace Africa Group, to revamp and develop their potato industries and help to upscale potato production, as well as set up potato processing facilities in the both countries

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Mauritius aims for profitable sugarcane industry

MauritiusThe government of Mauritius is planning to develop a strong and profitable sugarcane industry, said Mahen Seeruttun, minister of agro-industry and food security, at the recent Annual General Assembly of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate

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