Tag: food security

25
May

Allocate 10% of COVID-19 Resources to Agricultural Research – AUC Commissioner

H.E. Josepha Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner of the African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture has called on Africa’s development partners to allocate at least 10% of the resources committed to fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic to supporting agricultural research institutions in Africa. The Commissioner made the call on Wednesday 20th May, during the first regional and continental eForum

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25
May

Let’s Prepare for the New Norm – FARA Board Chair

Dr. Alioune Fall, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa, has called on the members of the consortium and all stakeholders to prepare to take up new ways of doing things, particularly in agricultural research and innovation on the continent, in the wake of the corona virus pandemic that has hit the

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22
May

World Bank approves $500m loan towards locust invasion mitigation

As East African countries seek funds to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on its vulnerable populations, governments have racked up loans to deal with other threats like chronic diseases and natural disasters. This week, the World Bank approved $500 million in grants and low-interest loans to combat the natural threat of a locust invasion in East Africa and

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13
May

APPSA Partners with 41,300 Lead Farmers to Fast-track Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies to more than 750,000 Households

The Agricultural Productivity Programme for Southern Africa (APPSA) worked with a total of 41,300 lead farmers in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia who conveyed technologies, innovations, and management practices to their fellow farmers in their respective communities benefiting more than 750,000 households. Launched in 2013, APPSA was a six-year project supported by the World Bank to promote a regional approach to

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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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17
Apr

COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

Regional body and UN agency join forces to minimize lockdown’s impact on the continent where one in five goes hungry 16 April 2020, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners today described the food and agriculture system as “an essential service that must continue to operate during periods of

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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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