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IITA, EAGC sign MoU to produce aflatoxin-free grains for health and trade

pexels kaboompics com 5995The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed an MoU to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grains in the region

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ICIPE develops bio-pesticides to control fall armyworm

28051594681 10f79b96b7 oThe International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) has developed a range of bio-pesticides to provide effective and environmentally safe alternatives for farmers in Africa to manage the invasive and highly destructive fall army worm

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Symrise, Kellogg Company achieve 2020 goal of 100 per cent responsibly sourced vanilla

15554734140 20cbc70548 cKellogg Company and Symrise have partnered in an ambitious three-year project in Madagascar to responsibly source 100 per cent of Kellogg’s vanilla by 2020

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Can biopesticides help to protect crops against whiteflies?

afWhiteflies are one of the world’s most widespread field, garden, and greenhouse insects

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Small-scale farmers in Africa to receive agricultural advice through mobile phones

AdobeStock 293977314The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced to help 1.7mn small-scale farmers in Kenya and Nigeria with personalised agricultural advice through their mobile phones, to improve their incomes, food security and resilience to economic shocks caused by COVID-19

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