AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

20-Oct-2020 to 19:22

African leaders appeal for increased funding to support continent’s agriculture

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ten African Heads of State including Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.

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13-Oct-2020 to 10:54

Kenya: FAO warns of another locust invasion

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has warned of another locust invasion in Kenya, APA learnt on Tuesday.

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11-Oct-2020 to 16:54

Ethiopia: Desert locusts destroy tens of thousands of acres of crops

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Desert locusts are destroying tens of thousands of acres of crops and grazing land in north east Ethiopia in the worst invasion in 25 years, an official has said

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01-Oct-2020 to 17:03

Ivory Coast’s economy boosted by increase in agriculture production

APA - Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — The increase in agricultural production in eastern Cote d'Ivoire, via programs supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB), has revived economic activities in this part of the country, according to a report from the financial institution.

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23-Sep-2020 to 12:55

Botswana temporarily lifts ban on exports of live cattle

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has temporarily lifted a ban on exports of live cattle in a move that will local livestock farmers selling their animals for slaughter in neighbouring countries, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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16-Sep-2020 to 16:05

Agricultural innovation with digital solutions increase smallholder yields in Af...

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Smallholders farmers across Africa are shunning traditional labour-intensive threshing and winnowing methods as they adopt digital solutions to increase productivity and drive progress across economies.

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16-Sep-2020 to 15:12

World Bank approves $80m grant to boost Ethiopia’s agricultural productivity

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved a $80 million grant from the International Development Association to support the government of Ethiopia to boost agricultural productivity and enhance market access for smallholder farmers.

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