Agriculture

Monsanto dedicates US$50 million to African agricultural development

Hugh_Grant_-_World_Economic_ForumMultinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto Company has announced that it will provide US$50 million to support sustained agricultural development and growth across Africa over the next ten years

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UNDP report – food security central to Africa’s development

Image source: UNDPSub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report

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Sub-Saharan Africa forms focus of new fertiliser campaign

Image source: George BoselaThe global fertiliser industry has launched a new online campaign called ‘Roots for Growth’, highlighting the important role fertilisers play in addressing global food security responsibly, efficiently and sustainably

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Pan-African support centre for farmer organisations launched

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has launched a new initiative - Farmer Organisations Support Centre in Africa (FOSCA) - to support various farmer organisations in Ghana and across the continent

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UN deputy calls for Africa to embrace organic farming

Orangic_farmThe deputy head of the United Nations trade and development body has said that continued growth of organic farming across Africa would benefit farmers' incomes, national economies and employment

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