Agriculture

IFC, BMZ partner to strengthen supply chains for smallholder farmers in Africa

AdobeStock 430291065IFC and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has  launched a new programme that will leverage greater private sector investments to support the food production value chain across Africa and increase access to finance for rural farmers and businesses

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WHO develops handbook to improve food safety and protect people from disease

AdobeStock 160573622The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed a handbook to help countries measure their foodborne disease burden and identify food safety system needs and data gaps so they can strengthen national infrastructure and better protect people’s health

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AAK, Mars partner in sustainable shea initiative to empower women in West Africa

AdobeStock 320768820AAK has partnered with global confectionery, food, and pet care company Mars, several leading NGOs, and an impact investment fund to create a public-private partnership

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World Bank approves US$150mn to help small agriculture producers and fishers

AdobeStock 6510831The World Bank has approved US$150mn grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of the first phase of Mozambique’s Sustainable Rural Economy Programme

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World Bank to support development of agri-food sector in Cote d’Ivoire

AdobeStock 293977314The World Bank has approved US$250mn in total financing from IDA to support the development of the agri-food sector and the creation of thousands of jobs in rural areas of Cote d’Ivoire

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