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USAID boosts support to Zimbabwe via resilience-building

AF 30 NovThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$5.7mn contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support people experiencing vulnerability to food insecurity across urban and rural areas

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards trains grape farmers, processors to maintain crop standards

The government's intention is to ensure that it adds value to the grapes. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has trained more than 100 grape growers and processors in Dodoma Region to manage the crop in its value chain and boost value in the market

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Coordinated policies across sectors necessary for transforming Africa’s agrifood systems

The discussion focused on how to increase investments to speed up agriculture transformation. (Image source: FAO)To make them more sustainable, the transformation of agrifood systems across Africa needs a “cross-sectoral, holistic, coherent and coordinated policy environment,” QU Dongyu, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said at a high-level African Union (AU) event

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New South African stone fruit campaign focuses on retailer promotions

This year, Hortgro is expecting good export figures for plums and nectarines in particular. (Image source: South African Fruit)South African stone fruit is now available in the UK and the sun-ripened plums, peaches and nectarines will be the focus of retail promotions this winter

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ITFC signs agreement with SONACOS to finance 2021/22 groundnut season in Senegal

It will cover about 45% of the financing needs of SONACOS to secure procurement of 150,000 tonnes of groundnuts. (Image source: ITFC)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) granted a US$44.88mn financing to Senegal National Groundnut Company (SONACOS) to help the Senegalese agriculture sector in post-Covid recovery

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