Wefarm secures US$13mn in funding to scale smallholder agricultural ecosystem

rice pixabayWefarm, the digital network for global small-scale agriculture, has raised US$13mn in a Series A financing round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm True Ventures

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Dangote Industries: Revitalising Nigerian agriculture

Devakumar EdwinDevakumar Edwin, group executive director, Dangote Industries, speaks to African Farming about how the Dangote fertiliser plant will help improve the ecosystem in the country

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Eni, BF SpA and Coldiretti sign cooperation agreement for joint sustainable development initiatives in Africa

PHOTO 2019 10 12 10 43 13Ettore Prandini, president of Coldiretti, Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, and Federico Vecchioni, CEO of BF SpA, in the presence of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, have signed a cooperation agreement to start assessing the potential of projects abroad, particularly in Africa

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Japan to boost Gambia’s food security

rice cultivation 4165415 640On 5 October, the Embassy of Japan in the Gambia issued a statement announcing that Japan and Gambia had signed an exchange of notes within the framework of the Japan Food Assistance Programme

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Lantmännen, Yara to launch first fossil-free food chain

close up clouds cloudy 701305Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen and Norwegian fertiliser company Yara will launch a pilot project with the aim to introduce the world’s first certified fossil-free food chain

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