Ghana Cocoa Board, AfDB and financial partners celebrate loan disbursement to boost cocoa productivity

Ghana cocoa AfDBThe Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and participating lenders have welcomed the disbursement of US$200mn to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer

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AfDB approves US$3mn for Togo’s agriculture sector

AfDB TogoThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the reallocation of US$3mn in loan resources to help Togo purchase agricultural inputs to enhance food security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Western Cape minister Meyer visits grain farmers in the Swartland

minister meyer 24 JuneThe Western Cape minister of agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer and executive mayor of Swartland Municipality Tjimen van Essen visited Swartland grain and livestock farmers, Alfreda Mars and Andries van der Poll

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Rainforest Alliance’s project helping Kenyan tea farmers switching to renewable energy

rainforst alliance 22 JuneThe Rainforest Alliance has set up a project to develop safe and accessible renewable energy sources to conserve Kenyan forests and ensure healthier smoke-free homes

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Desert locusts could cause up to US$8.5bn in damages by the end of 2020

desert locusts 17 JuneHeavy flooding, as well as the effects of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will compound the socio-economic impact of locust infestations in East, according to the Unitd Nations (UN)

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