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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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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ConstellR and ScanWorld sign partnership to provide high-value agri data

ConstellR’s thermal infrared imagery offers an infinitely deeper measure of planetary health. (Image source: ConstelIR)Satellite data providers ConstellR and ScanWorld have announced a new partnership which aims to leverage on combined Earth observation expertise to provide data-driven insights for agriculture and vegetation monitoring

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‘Artificial Intelligence has helped Morocco’s agriculture’

The plan has made agriculture the primary driver of the Moroccan economy. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Morocco's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Omar Hilale, highlighted the important role that AI plays in helping to produce more food with less water and energy

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