Agriculture

FAO offers support to Uganda’s agriculture sector

Ugandan farmerThe UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director-general Jose Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan vice-president, Edward Sekandi, to explore ways to improve food security for Ugandans and eradicate poverty

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Mozambique receives World Bank loan for agricultural productivity

Farmer crop AfricaA loan of US$89.4mn from the World Bank has been granted by the bank's board of executive directors to help improve food security and increase farm productivity in Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia

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P4P pilot urges Sudanese farmers to run farms as business venture

Sudan farmer  AfricaThe UN World Food Programme's (WFP) strong food-purchasing power and logistics capacity has been attempting to enhance local agricultural production in order to benefit smallholder farmers in Sudan

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Kenyan research institute secures US$100,000 for cassava research

Cassava cropKenyan research organisation, BecA-ILRI, has been awarded US$100,000 funding to develop research on genetic resistance to cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease in Africa

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Nigeria to set up 18 cassava processing industries

Cassava NigeriaThe Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to work with the private sector to set up 18 cassava industries across Nigeria, according to the President of the Nigeria Cassava Growers Association, Olusegun Adewunmi

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