Agriculture

FAO to provide livelihood to 49mn people in 2021

FAOThe UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is seeking US$1.1bn in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people

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‘Strengthening food systems must be at the centre of Africa’s COVID-19 recovery’

AF AfDB 12 MarchStrengthening food systems must be an integral part of efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to build resilience in Africa, said African Development Bank (AfDB) director general for Southern Africa, Leila Mokaddem

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Wheat crops grown with excessive nitrogen fertiliser may increase the risk of celiac disease

AdobeStock 160573622According to a study published in the journal Foods, conducted under the leadership of Josep Peñuelas, CREAF and CSIC researcher, and Jordi Sardans, another CREAF researcher, with contributions from specialists in the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic), the University of Antwerp (Belgium), the Pierre Simon Laplace Institute (France), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (China);  excessive use of nitrogen in the wheat fields may increase the risk of celiac disease, an autoimmune human condition

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Global fertiliser market to grow at a CAGR of 1.69% by 2027

AdobeStock 134903491The global fertiliser market is going to worth more than US$93.9bn by 2027, according to the Global Fertilizer Market by Segments, Region, Company Analysis & Forecast’ report by ResearchAndMarkets

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Team Europe, Equity Bank partner to support Kenyan business and agriculture amid COVID-19

AdobeStock 364598246The European Union and the European Investment Bank, working together as Team Europe, are providing US$143mn (KES 15.8 billion) of new support for Equity Bank to enhance financing to Kenyan companies most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis

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