Tag: AU

21
Apr

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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4
Apr

Dealing with food security in the face of COVID-19: Where Governments should focus

Ben Moses Ilakut: As the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) continues to spread rapidly across the globe, countries across the world have shut down major socio-economic functions, putting livelihoods in a precarious situation. A genuine fear that the worst is yet to come in regards to food and nutrition security is looming. The months of April, May and even the proceeding ones

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23
May

AOSTI AND FARA DISCUSS COLLABORATION ON OBSERVATORY FOR AFRICA AGRICULTURE

ACCRA, 23rd May 2018: THE Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) will collaborate with the African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) of the African Union Commission (AUC) to advance the implementation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024). During a courtesy visit to the FARA Secretariat on the sidelines of the Ghana chapter workshop

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