Agriculture

Zimbabwe Ministry of Commerce and Industry holds workshops on establishment of agro-industrial park

Once the common agro-industrial park is implemented, it will among others help in employment creation. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat and the Zimbabwe Ministry of Industry and Commerce, organised sensitisation workshops in Harare and Bulawayo on the establishment and management of common agro-industrial park between Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Emergency seeds, fertiliser help Lesotho farmers deal with impact of COVID-19

The project is targeting over 56,000 households with different interventions that include homestead garden vegetable production. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has sent potato seeds and fertilisers to many households in Lesotho to protect agricultural livelihoods, under the project ‘Special Programme for Food Security in Response to the Impacts of COVID 19 in Lesotho’

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IoT set to overtake cloud computing as primary industry 4.0 tech in agriculture: Inmarsat research

The new research reveals that the mainstream adoption of IoT across the agricultural sector is already making a significant difference. (Image source: Adobe Stock)A new research by Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications company, revealed that investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake cloud computing, next generation security, big data analytics and other digital transformation technologies, across the agricultural sector in the near future

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US$28.3mn project to cut rice imports in Guinea inaugurated

The Guinea rice value chain project aims to reduce the high level of rice imports in Guinea by 10% and to strengthen economic growth. (Image source: Brunswick Group)A programme to reduce Guinea's reliance on rice imports has been officially launched with the support of the Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) – a multilateral development initiative created by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and development cooperation partners

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FAO launches new guide to financially empower women in agriculture

The publication makes recommendations relevant to stakeholders across the trade sector. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Africa has launched a new brief that supports seizing the opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), for the economic empowerment of women in agriculture

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