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Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana has recorded its biggest cocoa harvest in six years, according to two people familiar with the matter, after favorable weather conditions boosted output in the world’s second-biggest grower. Graded and sealed deliveries since the beginning of the season in October reached 909,493 metric tons by July 27, said the people, who asked not to […]

Aliko Dangote To Invest $4.6 Billion In Agriculture

Aliko Dangote To Invest $4.6 Billion In Agriculture

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production in the next three years as the company seeks to expand and deal with a shortage of dollars needed to import raw materials. The conglomerate plans to increase its production of sugar to […]

Over 150 Women Benefit From Amr Gold Agricultural Support In Sierra Leone

Over 150 Women Benefit From Amr Gold Agricultural Support In Sierra Leone

As part of its drive to support women’s empowerment through increased agricultural productivity AMR Gold a leading Exploration Company in Sierra Leone, has provided agricultural support to over one hundred and fifty women in six villages in Bombali District. This move was to help support local farmers’ engaged in agricultural productivity through planting of groundnut, […]

New UN Scheme To Empower Women Entrepreneurs Launched In Rwanda

New UN Scheme To Empower Women Entrepreneurs Launched In Rwanda

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new initiative to support and empower rural women across the country. The organisation last week launched the second phase of Rural Women Economic Empowerment (RWEE) project to help accelerate economic empowerment for women. The $400,000 (about Rwf330m) project is a programme implemented by the World […]

Mauritania to Benefit From U.S.$21 Million IFAD Grant

Mauritania to Benefit From U.S.$21 Million IFAD Grant

A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mauritania to improve their incomes, nutrition and food security. The agreement for the Inclusive Value Chain Development Project (PRODEFI) was signed in […]

New Drought Risks In Ethiopia Put Recovery At Risk

New Drought Risks In Ethiopia Put Recovery At Risk

New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation’s restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While an impressive government-led humanitarian effort has sharply reduced the number of hungry during the […]

Zimbabwe : Goverment Applaudes Agricultural Scheme Toward Women

Zimbabwe : Goverment Applaudes Agricultural Scheme Toward Women

The Government-initiated Command Agriculture programme has benefited women who had the zeal to farm but were facing challenges in accessing loans from banks due to stringent requirements, a beneficiary of the programme Mrs Patience Tapomwa of Belford North Estate in Mazowe has said. Mrs Tapomwa, a beneficiary of the land reform programme, committed 40 hectares […]

FG Distributes Smartphones With Agric App To Rice Farmers

FG Distributes Smartphones With Agric App To Rice Farmers

The Federal Government, yesterday, flagged off the distribution of agriculture app smartphones to rice farmers across the country. The RICEADVICE smartphones distribution, which was done through the National Cereals Research Institute, NCRI, commenced with the training of 50 rice farmers extension officers on how to use the smartphones to obtain relevant information to boost rice […]

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

  More than seven billion people currently call our planet home, and their lives depend on finite resources. With both climate change impacts and populations on the rise, we need to understand how we can meet the growing food demand while simultaneously preserving the environment and building community resilience. Agriculture and the environment are often […]

Liberia: ‘Encourage Roles For Women In Agriculture’

Liberia: ‘Encourage Roles For Women In Agriculture’

The vice president for Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) has underscored the role women play in agriculture in most developing countries. As such, Ms. Sheryl Cowan has urged the Liberian government to empower women so they too can contribute to the enhancement of the country’s food security. Ms. Cowan made the statement yesterday when […]