BASF’s new production facility in Ethiopia produces first vegetable seeds

AdobeStock 107635558Located in the country’s Amhara region, the first seeds produced at BASF’s new production facility in Ethiopia enter the global vegetable seed market

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CNH Industrial enters agreement to acquire Raven Industries

AdobeStock 127100158CNH Industrial has announced that it has agreed to acquire Raven Industries, a US-based specialist in precision agriculture technology, for US$58 per share

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AfDB approves US$1.4mn grant to improve household food security in Zambia

AdobeStock 287163399The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$1.4mn grant from the global agriculture and food security programme to reduce malnutrition among the southern African nation’s most vulnerable households

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IFC, BMZ partner to strengthen supply chains for smallholder farmers in Africa

AdobeStock 430291065IFC and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has  launched a new programme that will leverage greater private sector investments to support the food production value chain across Africa and increase access to finance for rural farmers and businesses

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WHO develops handbook to improve food safety and protect people from disease

AdobeStock 160573622The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed a handbook to help countries measure their foodborne disease burden and identify food safety system needs and data gaps so they can strengthen national infrastructure and better protect people’s health

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