Agriculture

Nigeria leading in production of cassava, yam, maize, palm oil and rice: Minister

The agriculture sector currently accounts for 24.14% of the nation’s GDP. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The federal government of Nigeria has said that in the last three years, the country has been leading globally in the production of yam, palm oil, cassava, maize and rice

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Malabo Montpellier Panel unveils practical guide towards creating sustainable food systems

AFDec321The Malabo Montpellier Panel at AKADEMIYA2063 concluded the ninth edition of the biannual Malabo Montpellier Forum to offer a roadmap of policy innovations for food systems transformation, building resilience and adapting to climate change

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USAID boosts support to Zimbabwe via resilience-building

AF 30 NovThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$5.7mn contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support people experiencing vulnerability to food insecurity across urban and rural areas

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Coordinated policies across sectors necessary for transforming Africa’s agrifood systems

The discussion focused on how to increase investments to speed up agriculture transformation. (Image source: FAO)To make them more sustainable, the transformation of agrifood systems across Africa needs a “cross-sectoral, holistic, coherent and coordinated policy environment,” QU Dongyu, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said at a high-level African Union (AU) event

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ITFC signs agreement with SONACOS to finance 2021/22 groundnut season in Senegal

It will cover about 45% of the financing needs of SONACOS to secure procurement of 150,000 tonnes of groundnuts. (Image source: ITFC)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) granted a US$44.88mn financing to Senegal National Groundnut Company (SONACOS) to help the Senegalese agriculture sector in post-Covid recovery

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