Agriculture

Microinsurance to help Ethiopian farmers protect against drought

32723040946 ef7b077e0e zFarm Africa is piloting the use of microinsurance to help pastoralists in the Ethiopian lowlands protect their livestock

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IFC, WFP collaborate to finance smallholder farmers in Rwanda and Tanzania

shutterstock 5616530951The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are collaborating with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to launch smallholder farmer financing programs aimed at improving food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania

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Poor rainfall worsens hunger in east Africa: FAO

FAOIn an alert released on 14 July 2017, FAO stated that poor rainfall across the east African countries worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead

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Ghana aims 1.5 mmt annual cocoa production

cocoa 2427493 640Ghana is aiming to achieve an annual cocoa production of 1.5 mmt within the next four years through reforms, chairman of Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Hackman Owusu-Agyemang said

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BASF launches new long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets against malaria

mosquito 19487 640BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Interceptor G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr, a new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health

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