Nairobi, Kenya//—AGRF and Heifer International today launched Pitch AgriHack 2021, a competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the agriculture sector by leveraging advanced technologies and youth participation in Africa’s food security agenda.
Accra, Ghana//-The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) and partners today launched a campaign-‘Go For Soya Chunks’ to increase awareness and promote the nutritional benefits of soya chunks among Ghanaians.
Accra, Ghana//-The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has expressed worry about the sustainability of the flagship Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) due to a large debt owed partners of the programme.
Rome, Italy//- Rural businesses, which are so vital for transforming our food systems, will get a much needed boost from an ambitious new financing programme launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (www.IFAD.org), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries.
African farmers need homegrown solutions to improve food security. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC-SA Henning Bjornlund, University of South Australia; André F. van Rooyen, CGIAR System Organization, and Vibeke Bjornlund, University of South Australia Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is under-performing, leaving 30% of people in the region food insecure. Food insecurity means that not all people, […]
Cairo, Egypt. MaxAB, the largest Egyptian B2B e-commerce platform that serves food and grocery retailers, has secured $40M in a Series A round, led by RMBV, a prominent impact investor in North Africa.
Traders leave their cabbages after the County Governor ordered the closure of the main open air market to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kisumu, Kenya. CASMIR ODUOR/AFP via Getty Images Florence Mutua, International Livestock Research Institute ; Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute , and Erastus Kang’ethe, University of Nairobi Foodborne diseases […]