Africa’s Big Philanthropy: Agriculture and Food Security by BBC
Africa’s Big Philanthropy: Agriculture and Food Security by BBC

Listen to the full documentary here Around one in four people in sub-Saharan Africa is malnourished and tackling food insecurity is a huge challenge. Alan Kasujja explores how big philanthropy is putting a lot of money into supporting agriculture to improve livelihoods. He talks to farmers in Kenya about the development of new seeds and

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JICA recognises AGRA for role in initiative that has doubled Africa’s rice yield in 10 years
JICA recognises AGRA for role in initiative that has doubled Africa’s rice yield in 10 years

Rice is increasingly growing in importance across Africa. The continent consumes 30 million metric tons (MT) of the commodity per annum. However, 59% of it –  equivalent to 17.7 million MT, is imported costing the continent about USD 5.4 billion a year. Today, the continent’s total rice production stands at 26.1 million MT. This is up from 14

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Discover 8 Pitch Agrihack startups who won the 2018 finals
Discover 8 Pitch Agrihack startups who won the 2018 finals

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) concluded a five-day Pitch AgriHack final, with the awarding of best startups in the presence of African heads of states and heads of governments, in Kigali, Rwanda. The initiative was conducted during the 2018 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), with the support of the African Development

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WACCI Calls For Transformative Changes Of Agriculture And Food Systems
WACCI Calls For Transformative Changes Of Agriculture And Food Systems

Professor Eric Danquah, the Founding Director of West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, has called for transformative changes of agriculture and food systems in Africa. He said current forecasts placed the sub-Saharan Africa as the only region in the world where hunger and malnutrition would worsen over the next two decades

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Op-Ed: Strive Masiyiwa on let’s unleash Africa’s entrepreneurial talent
Op-Ed: Strive Masiyiwa on let’s unleash Africa’s entrepreneurial talent

Talking with young entrepreneurs from Abuja to Dar-es-Salaam, I’ve become ever more convinced that Africa can compete with any region in the world in terms of the imagination, ingenuity and energy needed to invent successful and purposeful businesses for the digital age.  By Strive Masiyiwa* Talking with young entrepreneurs from Abuja to Dar-es-Salaam, I’ve become ever more

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How Africa can win in global processed food market
How Africa can win in global processed food market

Africa has been exporting most of its farm produce raw, and experts say that by exporting raw materials, the continent is exporting jobs as well as money which could be saved to improve the welfare of its people. Africa accounts for 75 per cent of the world’s cocoa production, with 65 per cent of this

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Three Lessons for Creating More Sustainable Smallholder Supply Chains
Three Lessons for Creating More Sustainable Smallholder Supply Chains

The sustainability of smallholder supply chains is top of mind for corporate leaders in the food and agriculture sectors, whether they are consumer-facing companies or suppliers and exporters of tea, cocoa, coffee, hazelnuts, meat, dairy, palm oil, and many other crops and products. Ensuring the long-term supply of high-quality and sustainably produced crops is a

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What is Farmer-led Irrigation? Unlocking Innovation for Livelihood, Food, and Water Security
What is Farmer-led Irrigation? Unlocking Innovation for Livelihood, Food, and Water Security

Millions of small-scale farmers face significant challenges, including food and water insecurity, dependence on unpredictable rain, and increasing frequency of natural disasters. While a lot of progress has been made on sustainable agriculture, there is much work yet to be done to meet rising food and water demands in a resource finite world – in

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New global alliance formed to fight against fall armyworm
New global alliance formed to fight against fall armyworm

International consortium established to coordinate work against pest threatening crops in Africa and Asia IBADAN (Nigeria) and NAIROBI (Kenya) — As the invasion of the voracious fall armyworm threatens to cause US$3-6 billion in annual damage to maize and other African food staples, 35 organizations announced today the formation of a global coalition to develop

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Drive to tackle drought in agricultural data launched, as global hunger rises
Drive to tackle drought in agricultural data launched, as global hunger rises

An unprecedented drive to collect data from millions of smallholder farmers in 50 developing countries was launched on Monday. The “50 x 2030” programme seeks to boost agricultural productivity and livelihoods across Africa, Asia and Latin America by 2030 – and provide more accurate data to inform policy-makers. The initiative, announced at the Data to End Hunger event

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