Infrastructure

FAO raises alarm over disastrous drought in Somalia

649199de37A disastrous drought in Somalia could leave around 2.2mn people, 18 per cent of the population, faced with severe hunger during the July-September period, as warned by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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‘Natural resource degradation puts Tanzania’s development goals at risk’

Event 3Accelerated degradation of land and water resources, deforestation and biodiversity loss put Tanzania’s development goals at risk, according to a World Bank report

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Cowtribe combats livestock mortality with mobile technology

cowtriveCowtribe, an animal health solutions provider in Africa, is leveraging mobile technology to provide livestock farmers with reliable access to veterinary services using their smartphones

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WFP halts distribution of super cereal while tests continue

grain 563128 640As a precautionary measure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily halted distribution worldwide of a fortified blended food from one of its suppliers as tests continue to establish whether it is linked to outbreaks of illness in East Africa

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AfDB to launch 17 new agribusiness projects in Africa

food 3819251 640African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced to launch 17 new projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in support of agribusiness small- and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs)

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