OPEC Fund signs US$20mn development loan to improve sustainable agriculture in Malawi

E41 Malawi Rural DevThe OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) has signed a US$20mn development loan agreement with Malawi to improve the livelihoods of around 1.3 million people living in rural areas

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FAO declares 2021 as International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

africa 1129037 640The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has launched the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 (IYFV) with a call to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology and to reduce food loss and waste

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SeeTree raises US$30mn in funding to scale globally and expand into new crops

orange tree 1149584 640SeeTree, an AI-powered, end-to-end service that provides growers with intelligence on trees and tree clusters, has raised US$30mn in a Series B funding round led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group

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Rust-resistant bread wheat varieties widely adopted in Ethiopia, study reveals

wheat 381848 640A study of plant DNA provides strong evidence that farmers in Ethiopia have widely adopted new, improved rust-resistant bread wheat varieties since 2014

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Post-COVID-19 era - Change is afoot with influx of AI and drones

crops 1Looking beyond COVID-19, agricultural yields must rise to meet food needs of a growing population

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