Agriculture

ITFC launches series on Senegal’s groundnut sector

groundnutAFDec1421The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has announced to release a series of four short documentaries showcasing the depth of ITFC’s interventions in the groundnut sector in Senegal

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Economic fragility and rising food prices drive up hunger in West and Central Africa

AFDec1321The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have warned of acutely food insecure people in West and Central Africa as the number has now crossed 28 million and points toward a further deterioration if support to stem the spread of hunger is not ramped up

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US$25mn more for emergency food and agricultural recovery in southern Madagascar

Catholic Relief Services and Action Contre La Faim will provide seeds for drought-and-stress-tolerant crops. (Image source: Adobe Stock)US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt has announced an additional US$25mn dollars in emergency assistance to help alleviate the food security crisis in southern Madagascar

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AfDB’s technologies for agri transformation programme gets Gold Stevie Award

TAAT’s wheat compact video led a series of clips demonstrating how TAAT is delivering agricultural technologies. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The African Development Bank (AfDB) received a first place ‘Gold Stevie’ at the 18th Annual International Business Awards virtual event, in recognition of the institution’s digital campaign showcasing its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative

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Severe cash crunch threatens WFP operations in Ethiopia

183878The Ethiopian authorities, together with WFP and other partners, are struggling to address the hunger crisis in the country as WFP urgently needs US$579mn to deliver food aid and livelihood support to around 12 million Ethiopians and refugees

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