Government of Tanzania to improve plant health with support from EU and FAO

The project seeks to address administrative and technical limitations relevant to plant health that deteriorate agricultural trade. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry Agriculture, are about to start a four-year project ‘Strengthening plant health services in Tanzania for enhanced food safety’

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Two pilot projects launched in Rwanda to tackle aflatoxins in crops and grains

Often consumed mistakenly in maize flours or maize-fed animal products, aflatoxin is linked to the suppression of the immune system (Image source: Adobe Stock)In order to help farmers and grain traders reduce the prevalence of aflatoxins in crops and grains in Rwanda, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Kigali-based agriculture start-up AflaSight and research firm Vanguard Economics have launched two pilot projects aimed at improving maize quality in the country

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IGAD and FAO join hands, demand action for mitigating drought impacts

Farmers and herders are experiencing the impacts of poor harvests, depleted food and animal feedstock. (Image Source: Adobe Stock)Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have called for urgent action as vulnerable communities in the IGAD region continue to experience droughts that are eroding their flexibility to food and nutrition insecurity

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Africa’s GGW programme gives viable return on investments

ATR2Nov17Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) found that Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) programme in the Sahel region is crucial to the battle against climate change

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AfDB approves US$150mn to support trade and agriculture value-chain development

The ultimate beneficiaries of this intervention will include smallholder farmers. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$150mn facility to ETC Group Limited to manage the company’s working capital requirements and support its food production expansion plans across 10 countries in Africa, in a boost for smallholder farmers

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