IFAD invests US$9mn to help rural SMEs in developing nations

IFAD AF 28 AprilThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced an investment of US$9mn into the Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund to help small-scale farmers and micro- small and medium size rural enterprises in developing countries create jobs and increase incomes

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Nigerian minister expresses concern of lockdown’s impact on food supply

Bola farmer 28Sabo Nanono, minister of agriculture, Nigeria, expressed fear of the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on food supply chain

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Vertical farming set to improve yield quality

vertical farm 916337 640Vertical farming is getting popular across the globe as it is set to overcome the traditional complex supply chain system of the produce and improving the yield quality

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WCDA and DFDC-SA donate food to the poor amid COVID-19 crisis

Image source Eric Lund FlickrWestern Cape Department of Agriculture and the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber of South Africa (DFDC-SA) has handed over 10,000 fruit parcels to the NGO Gift of the Givers, to be distributed among the vulnerable communities living in the Western Cape

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Rothamsted scientists collecting GPS data from farmers

romstad kevin afRothamsted scientists are asking farmers to send GPS data collected at harvest that will be used to assess whether flower-rich margins, hedgerows or tree lines are helping improve yield

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