Acute hunger affecting more than 100mn people worldwide: Report

efb1f0e0f1Around 113mn people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124mn in 2017, according to a report by European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

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India and Africa to jointly set up agricultural institute in Malawi

India afMinistry of External Affairs in India has signed an MoU agreement with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy Service (NABCONS) to set up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in Malawi

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Smallholder farmers need holistic financing solutions: John Deere Financial

25064665128 b9e14695f7 zAccess to adequate financing is often identified as one of the key inhibitors to achieving long-term sustainability for Africa’s agricultural practitioners, particularly smallholder and subsistence-level farmers who typically must resort to borrowing from community members or pooling resources in order to make ends meet

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New mint crop project to support rural Ugandan communities

mint 1500452 640Cardiff University researchers have collaborated with Ugandan partners to support local Ugandan communities in growing mint crops, aiming to develop new mint-oil products for the local commercial benefit

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USAID starts farm productivity project in Egypt

Feed The Future 3The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green has launched a US$37mn project to enhance productivity across Egypt’s entire agricultural value chain, beginning on the farm and extending to when products reach consumers

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