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IFAD invests in Niger for food and nutrition security and climate change resilience

Niger IFADThe International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) has announced a project to support around 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity

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Cooperatives crucial for driving innovation in cashew farming communities

cashew Olam AF anf FEAGMallikarjuna Kumaraswamy, vice-president for Olam’s cashew business, has highlighted that the cooperative model is boosting sustainable cashew supply chains in rural African region

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Common farming practices drain the soil of carbon: Rothamsted Research

Africa soil 2 JulyRothamsted Research scientists have demonstrated that common farming practices drain the soil of carbon, altering the structure of soils’ microscopic habitat and the genetics of microbes living within it

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Olam to speed innovation to address global food security

Olam Prize AF and FEAGOlam International, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, is searching for ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture and win a US$75,000 grant to support development and implementation

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ITFC and Afreximbank sign US$200mn agreement for sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector

ITFC Afrieximbank dealThe International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed a US$200mn syndicated Murabaha financing agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for the agricultural sector in the sub-Saharan Africa

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