Agriculture

Zimbabwe govt invites contractors to increase food security

The Agricultural Marketing Authority plans to encourage local sourcing of raw materials and support growth of the agricultural sector. (Image source: Adobe Stock)To enhance food security and create employment opportunities, the Zimbabwe government has invited agribusinesses and private players that depend on raw materials from the agriculture sector to enter into production and marketing contracts with farmers

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Integrated community-based project to help tackle food, nutrition insecurity in Namibia

Since June 2021, at least 45 community members have grown tomatoes, carrots, cabbages etc. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the African Group of Ambassadors and the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil, recently launched an Integrated Community Based Food Systems Project in the rural district of Tsumkwe of Otjozondjupa Region in Namibia

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Nestlé unveils regenerative food system transition plan for West Africa

In Central and West Africa, Nestlé’s focus is on ensuring supply of local agricultural materials (Image source: APO)Nestlé is planning to support and boost the transition to a regenerative food system – one that aims to protect and restore the environment, improve livelihood of farmers and well-being of farming communities. 

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EU-funded Afikepo project improves nutrition in Malawi

Tael said they have started growing yellow maize, soya beans, etc to diversify their nutrition intake. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

European Union-funded Afikepo nutrition sensitive agriculture project has been being implemented in Malawi to increase and diversify dietary intake of safe and nutritious foods, and achieve optimal nutrition for women of child bearing age, adolescent girls, infants and young children

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Panel to discuss Western Cape Biodiversity Bill submissions

The bill aims to achieve ecological sustainability (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Western Cape standing committee on Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning will meet the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning on September 14 to continue its discussion on the submissions received regarding the region's biodiversity 

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