twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Gates Foundation joins forces with GFIA 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been announced as the global development partner for the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA)

Africa farmer Africa RenewalThe Gates Foundation aims to provide a 'sustainable future' for farmers across Africa. (Image source: Africa Renewal)

The event, which will take place in Abu Dhabi from 3-5 February 2014, will showcase innovations in sustainable agriculture from across the world.

Gates Foundation said it will advise the GFIA on agricultural development projects around the world, with key NGOs working across Africa also present.

The Gates Foundation will also provide support on how innovations can be used practically to improve agricultural development in the continent, it said.

“We are delighted to have the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The important work that the Gates Foundation is undertaking in Africa has a direct impact on alleviating poverty and building a sustainable future for people who depend on the land,” stated Mark Beaumont, GFIA project director.

“One of the principal aims of GFIA is to ensure that the innovations presented are able to be practically applied in the developing world, and we look forward to working closely with the Gates Foundation on achieving this,” Beaumont added.

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has pledged more than US$2bn funding to agricultural development efforts mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


LATEST NEWS IN Agriculture

Norway promises top-up contribution of urgently needed climate finance

Norway promises top-up contribution of u…

On 9 November 2022, Norway, as part of a commitment to triple its support to climate adaptation by 2026, has pledged an additional US$9.5mn contribution of urgently needed climate finance...

Better Cotton signs partnership agreement with IDH and CotonChad

Better Cotton signs partnership agreemen…

Better Cotton recently signed a multi-stakeholder Letter of Intent to participate in the landscape approach, developed with local stakeholders in Chad in conjunction with IDH, intending to work towards improving...

NFU president Minette Batters appointed as ambassador of Farm Africa

NFU president Minette Batters appointed …

Farm Africa, a charity that promotes sustainable agricultural practices, strengthens markets and protects the environment in rural eastern Africa, has announced the appointment of NFU president Minette Batters as an...

AfDB grants US$63.38mn loan to implement agro-processing project in Senegal

AfDB grants US$63.38mn loan to implement…

The board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Abidjan has approved a loan of US$63.38mn to Senegal to implement the Agropole-Centre agro-industrial processing zone project

Farming innovations which help conserve nature and create jobs

Farming innovations which help conserve …

On World Food Day, farmers in the UK and globally showed how innovative farming methods and techniques can improve lives, help meet global climate targets and produce food without harming...

US$20.5mn renewable energy agriculture project launched in Ethiopia

US$20.5mn renewable energy agriculture p…

On 12 October, the Distributed Renewable Energy - Agriculture Modalities (DREAM) initiative began with the launch of nine renewable energy mini-grids and irrigation systems across Ethiopia

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Agriculture

AfDB and DAL Group sign deal to transform Sudan’s agribusiness

AfDB and DAL Group sign deal to transfor…

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed an agreement with Sudan’s DAL Group for the provision of up to US$75mn to improve food security and household incomes in the country

Airbus launches AI-powered crop analytics service

Airbus launches AI-powered crop analytic…

Airbus is marketing Verde, an AI-powered crop analytics service, on the Agri-food Data Marketplace launched by Agrimetrics, the UK Agri-Tech Centre for Innovation in Data Science

‘Open data can identify new opportunities to farm more sustainably’

‘Open data can identify new opportunitie…

In light of Prof Sir Ian Boyd’s urge for half of the UK farmland to be given to nature, Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and...

European Investment Bank injects US$40.5 million into Malawi's agricultural sector

European Investment Bank injects US$40.5…

The European Investment Bank is seeking to strengthen the Malawi government’s policy to diversify and increase exports in the country by distributing US$40.5mn to its agricultural sector

Rwanda and Burundi receive US$300,000 to boost wheat production

Rwanda and Burundi receive US$300,000 to…

Rwanda and Burundi have received a US$300,000 grant from the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) to scale up wheat production in the region

Open data most important for new-age farming

Open data most important for new-age far…

Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), said that open data, artificial intelligence, precision farming and other technological tools are optimising the way of...

Provivi announces strategic relationship to help small-scale farmers in Kenya

Provivi announces strategic relationship…

Emerging crop protection company Provivi has announced a US$10mn investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Reducing food waste is most important to tackle climate crisis: GODAN executive director

Reducing food waste is most important to…

Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), has highlighted the importance of reducing food waste

Governor says Nigerian 'agriculture can create 25 million jobs in five years'

Governor says Nigerian 'agriculture can …

The governor of northern Nigerian state, Kwara, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has urged the Federal Government to make supporting the development of agribusiness in the country more of a priority

ASPERELLO tops as effective biological control for Pythium in cucumber

ASPERELLO tops as effective biological c…

The biological fungicide ASPERELLO T34 Biocontrol is an effective control for Pythium, according to a research performed by Dr Marta Streminska, from the Wageningen University and Research Greenhouse Horticulture and...

Zimbabwe sets up US$20 million wheat fund

Zimbabwe sets up US$20 million wheat fun…

Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe’s finance minister, has announced that the government has set aside US$20 million to support a 26,280 hectare winter wheat programme

Prev Next