AfDB approves US$150mn to support trade and agriculture value-chain development

The ultimate beneficiaries of this intervention will include smallholder farmers. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$150mn facility to ETC Group Limited to manage the company’s working capital requirements and support its food production expansion plans across 10 countries in Africa, in a boost for smallholder farmers

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IPS undergoes re-brand as part of extension plans

ac67a990 8d0d cf9f 2e9d e0b68859118cInternational Pheromone Systems, which offers nature-based approaches and specialist knowledge to monitor and manage pests in agricultural and domestic environments, has re-located and re-branded as part of plants to extend the company

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Malawi needs to shift from subsistence to commercial farming: President

President Lazarus Chakwera said the farming sector will allow the capacity to diversify Malawi's economy. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has urged the country to transition from largely subsistence farming to industrialised commercial farming, in order to meet the goal of making the country food-sufficient by 2030

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IFAD launches US$67.43mn investment programme for small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe

SACP will target key urban-rural agricultural production and food trading corridors. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced support for a new US$67.43mn investment programme that aims to increase rural incomes for 78,000 vulnerable rural households in Zimbabwe by sustainably transforming the small-scale farming sector

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Female leaders to join UN Climate Conference in Glasgow

Fiona Mavhinga, Executive Adviser to the CAMFED Association of women leaders said girls’ education is not just a right, but also leads to improvements at every level of the society. (Image source: CAMFED)Female leaders from CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) will join two important events of the UN Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow to advocate for global investment in girls’ education and women’s leadership and for a gender and equity lens to be applied to all solutions to the climate crisis

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