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AfDB signs agreements to foster fertiliser market in Nigeria and Tanzania

AfDB fertiliserThe African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed two grant agreements to implement trade credit guarantees worth US$5.4mn to support fertiliser value chains in Nigeria and Tanzania, benefitting smallholder farmers

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‘African countries can benefit from Japan’s healthy foods and diets culture’

japan africa bhaiAfrican countries have the opportunity to tap into Japan's knowledge of smart technologies, agricultural machinery and marketing, according to FAO director-general Qu Dongyu

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LEMKEN partners with Sulky for fertiliser spreaders

LEMKEN TauriLEMKEN, a specialist for professional arable farming, has partnered with the agricultural soil preparation, drilling and fertilisation solutions provider Sulky Burel

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Bayer launches US$22.07mn Social Innovation fund for African farmers

bayer africa 1The Bayer Foundation has launched US$22.07mn Social Innovation ecosystem fund by awarding US$3.31mn to four pioneering social innovators such as myAgro, MercyCorps, Path and Living Goods

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Somalia: Worst harvest since 2011, two million expected to go hungry

somalia farmingSomalia’s 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced, blaming unreliable weather patterns and climatic shocks

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