US$28.3mn project to cut rice imports in Guinea inaugurated

The Guinea rice value chain project aims to reduce the high level of rice imports in Guinea by 10% and to strengthen economic growth. (Image source: Brunswick Group)A programme to reduce Guinea's reliance on rice imports has been officially launched with the support of the Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) – a multilateral development initiative created by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and development cooperation partners

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AGI EMEA’s new facilities provide enhanced storage solutions

AGI EMEA has launched three new manufacturing facilities in the Bologna region, Italy. (Image source: AGI)AGI EMEA’s new facilities in Italy will serve customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa, with innovative equipment and enhanced storage solutions

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FAO launches new guide to financially empower women in agriculture

The publication makes recommendations relevant to stakeholders across the trade sector. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Africa has launched a new brief that supports seizing the opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), for the economic empowerment of women in agriculture

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Integrated Pest management to stimulate crop protection chemical sales over long term, opines Fact.MR 19 Oct crop protectionAs per industry analysis on crop protection chemicals by an ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm, the market is anticipated to be valued at US$72.9bn in 2021, increasing at a steady CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period 2021-2031

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Global summit boosts clean cold refrigeration drive to support Africa’s farmers

University of Rwanda facilities earmarked for ACES. (Image source: University of Birmingham)Sustainable cooling experts from around the globe are taking part in a key virtual summit on ‘Accelerating Sustainable Cold Chain in Africa’ that will give Africa’s policy makers and business leaders the tools to help keep farmers’ produce fresh

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