Agriculture

IOM launches Transhumance Monitoring Tool

mauritaniaThe International Organization for Migration has launched a Transhumance Monitoring Tool, which allows them to collect information about population movements across a large area, its direction and the challenges faced by the nomadic farmers who relocate to different regions in a year, for work and sustenance

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USAID announces financial support for a new supply-chain management training centre in Africa

Africa research USUDAI PixabayThe US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced US$15mn, on 14 July 2020, to support a partnership between Arizona State University and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana

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Collaboration crucial for greater agri-tech adoption

AF and FEAG SACCross-industry collaboration is essential to the adoption of precision technology in agriculture, said the project co-ordinator of a recently completed Knowledge Transfer Innovation Fund (KTIF) project

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Centre of Excellence in Rwanda to support farmers and rural communities

Rwanda centre of excellence PixabayA new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently – reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs

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Madagascar receives ARC Insurance payout for drought

StockFynaStoryThe government of Madagascar received a symbolic cheque on 7 July for US$2.13mn from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover anticipated losses to livelihoods from crop failure in the just concluded farming season

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