Agriculture

ECA, AUC and AfDB launch agriculture and food security joint thematic working group in Abidjan

food 3819251 640The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), have launched the agriculture and food security joint Thematic Working Group (TWG) on the margins of the conference on Land Policy in Africa in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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Origin of deadly wheat pathogen discovered by academic researchers

wheat pathogenThe origin of a deadly wheat pathogen which threatens a vital global food source has been identified by an international team of academic researchers including two professors from the University of the Free State in South Africa

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Collaboration to improve Tanzanian rice production

tanzanian rkice bioczReal IPM, Biobest’s subsidiary in Kenya, has announced to be one of three collaborators in a project to improve rice production in Tanzania by developing innovative microbe-based methods to manage rice blast

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AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina’s take on landmark signing

fruit 3247447 640 1After the African Development Bank (AfDB), Credit Suisse AG, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) signed a US$600mn loan agreement to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana, AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina described this as a phenomenal event

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Agricultural startup Agritask secures US$8.5mn in Series A Funding

agritaskIsraeli precision agriculture startup Agritask has completed a US$8.5mn Series A financing round, led by the InsuResilience Investment Fund and co-invested by Barn Investimentos

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