Financial institutions to speed up special agro-industrial processing zones in Africa

Participants agreed to work together under a cooperation framework for SAPZ implementation in Africa. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Representatives from development finance institutions, private developers of Special Economic Zones and other key players in Africa’s agri-business sector said that the African Development Bank’s Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) initiative can trigger a fundamental change in Africa’s economic transformation

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WFP boosts crop production, builds climate change resilience in Malawi

The evaluation highlights that 95% of participating households reported increased crop production. (Image source: World Food Programme)The UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) activities in Malawi between 2015 and 2020 have helped communities adapt to a changing climate and enabled them to break out of the cycle of hunger, according to a recent independent evaluation by Information, Training and Development (ITAD)

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StePac launches lean and fully recyclable top seal solution

StePacFresh produce packaging producers, StePac has expanded its range of top seals which extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and ready-to-eat salads

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African farmers send out message of optimism, caution to UN leaders

Women farmers emphasised the need for access to loans and financial support as vital for their success. (Image source: International Fund for Agricultural Development)A report – ‘On Air Dialogues: Listening to Rural People’ – released recently by Farm Radio International, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Vision Canada, and the Canadian Food Security Policy Group, shows that many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are optimistic about the future of farming

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Lux Research: Value of executing transparency tools for agrifood companies

Lux evaluated political, economic, social, and technological forces that are promoting adoption (Image source: Adobe Stock)A new report by Lux Research, ‘Demystifying Food Traceability and Transparency’, aims to provide much-needed clarity to the subject of the significance of implementing traceability and transparency tools for agrifood companies

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