Tag: Africa


New IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

Rome, 20 April 2020 – With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed US$40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food. IFAD’s new multi-donor fund, the COVID-19 Rural

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FARA Announces 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and FARA General Assembly

The Board of Directors and Management of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), wish to announce to the general public and all stakeholders, the 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW8), and FARA General Assembly, scheduled for June 15 to 18, 2020 in Accra, Ghana. This year’s event is under the theme, Foresighting Africa’s agri-food systems: innovations, institutions, impact.

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