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Common farming practices drain the soil of carbon: Rothamsted Research

Africa soil 2 JulyRothamsted Research scientists have demonstrated that common farming practices drain the soil of carbon, altering the structure of soils’ microscopic habitat and the genetics of microbes living within it

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Olam to speed innovation to address global food security

Olam Prize AF and FEAGOlam International, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, is searching for ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture and win a US$75,000 grant to support development and implementation

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ITFC and Afreximbank sign US$200mn agreement for sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector

ITFC Afrieximbank dealThe International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed a US$200mn syndicated Murabaha financing agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for the agricultural sector in the sub-Saharan Africa

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Ghana Cocoa Board, AfDB and financial partners celebrate loan disbursement to boost cocoa productivity

Ghana cocoa AfDBThe Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and participating lenders have welcomed the disbursement of US$200mn to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer

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AfDB approves US$3mn for Togo’s agriculture sector

AfDB TogoThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the reallocation of US$3mn in loan resources to help Togo purchase agricultural inputs to enhance food security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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