Agriculture

IFAD’s investment programme to boost private funding of small-scale farmers

CaptureRural businesses, which are so vital for transforming food systems, will get a much needed boost from an ambitious new financing programme launched by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries

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PACJA, FTA sign pact to build climate resilience in smallholder farmers, agricultural trade

AdobeStock 231566167The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and Fairtrade Africa (FTA) have signed a collaborative pact aimed at addressing the effects of climate change on trade from smallholder farming, and respective producer groups across Africa

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Young people and innovation must drive Africa’s agri-food systems transformation

AdobeStock 440277387The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, has encouraged African leaders to engage universities and young people in the much needed agri-food systems transformation on the continent

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Ghana launches 2021 World Food Safety Day

CaptureGhana has joined the rest of the world in commemorating 2021 World Food Safety Day which aims to draw attention to food borne risks and encourage the practice of food safety standards to help prevent, detect and manage food borne diseases

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Reports claim fruit, vegetables, protein remain out of reach for most Africans

167289Africa's agri-food systems must be transformed to make healthy diets more affordable for Africans, according to a report launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC)

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