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Lux Research: Value of executing transparency tools for agrifood companies

Lux evaluated political, economic, social, and technological forces that are promoting adoption (Image source: Adobe Stock)A new report by Lux Research, ‘Demystifying Food Traceability and Transparency’, aims to provide much-needed clarity to the subject of the significance of implementing traceability and transparency tools for agrifood companies

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China helps WFP improve mobile app for Zambian farmers

The enhanced app will allow farmers to sell their crops and access market information from the safety of their homes. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution from China this week, through a South-South and Triangular cooperation Covid opportunity fund, which will be used to enhance user experience of the Virtual Farmers Market app, locally known as Maano

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Zimbabwe govt invites contractors to increase food security

The Agricultural Marketing Authority plans to encourage local sourcing of raw materials and support growth of the agricultural sector. (Image source: Adobe Stock)To enhance food security and create employment opportunities, the Zimbabwe government has invited agribusinesses and private players that depend on raw materials from the agriculture sector to enter into production and marketing contracts with farmers

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Integrated community-based project to help tackle food, nutrition insecurity in Namibia

Since June 2021, at least 45 community members have grown tomatoes, carrots, cabbages etc. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the African Group of Ambassadors and the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil, recently launched an Integrated Community Based Food Systems Project in the rural district of Tsumkwe of Otjozondjupa Region in Namibia

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Nestlé unveils regenerative food system transition plan for West Africa

In Central and West Africa, Nestlé’s focus is on ensuring supply of local agricultural materials (Image source: APO)Nestlé is planning to support and boost the transition to a regenerative food system – one that aims to protect and restore the environment, improve livelihood of farmers and well-being of farming communities. 

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