Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Swedish Chemicals Agency join hands to support Zambia and Zimbabwe to reduce risks of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

As part of the workshop the delegates compared lists of identified HHPs, shared experiences of pesticide risk and needs assessment for HHPs and jointly identified viable alternatives

Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) cause severe and irreversible harm to the environment and human health. They result in millions of involuntary poisoning cases each year, especially in low- and middle-income countries, with women and children working in agricultural environments the worst affected. To help phase out these highly toxic pesticides,…

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Regional launch of the fourth continental biennial review report on agricultural growth and transformation and the preliminary consultation on ECOWAS Agriculture Policy (ECOWAP)/POST Malabo agenda

The event, which incorporated online and offline participation with a total of 98 participants, was held on the 16th and 17th of May 2024

The Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the national and regional stakeholders of the agriculture sector, the African Union, and representatives of the sector’s six stakeholder groups convened to officially launch the fourth Biennial Review on agricultural growth and transformation and…

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Good Nature Agro named one of Africa's Fastest Growing Companies of 2024

Good Nature Agro has for the last 3 years been focusing on aggregating legume seed and commodity needs in the wider Southern and Central African region

Good Nature Agro (https://GoodNatureAgro.com/), the Zambian company helping smallholder farmers reach the middle class, has been recognized by the Financial Times in the annual ranking of Africa's Fastest Growing Companies of 2024, focused on identifying top performers in Africa's private sector. This ranking places Good Nature Agro as number 44…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States validate roadmap to leverage sustainable agricultural mechanization for climate smart agriculture

Of the more than 360 million inhabitants in Southern Africa, an estimated 70% are dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods and agriculture is the backbone of most economies in the region

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) hosted a regional workshop from 14-16 May 2024 to review and validate the draft Roadmap to Leverage Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization for Climate Smart Agriculture (SAM4CSA) in Southern Africa. The workshop brought together representatives…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers from Bangladesh distribute seeds to Wau community

Skills on pest and disease control were also shared with the farmers, as were other tips and tricks on how to create optimal conditions for the new crops

 In South Sudan, women tend to be the ones making sure that there is food on the table for the family. That task, difficult at the best of times, has been made harder by uncooperative weather patterns, causing below-par harvests. Aware of this critical situation, peacekeepers from Bangladesh serving with…

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A Significant Step Towards Youth Employability in Nigeria: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Inaugurates a Drilling Project for The Luumo Kosam Dairy Cooperative in Chukun, Kaduna, Nigeria

This initiative aims to provide employment opportunities for youth through improved dairy and fodder production, specifically by enhancing local milk production

In a region where access to clean water is often a challenge, a new drilling project promises to transform the lives of members of the Luumo Kosam Dairy Cooperative in Chukun, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Initiated by the Value Chain Foundation with financial support from ECOWAS and the Swiss Cooperation (DDC),…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Enhanced Kenya Tea Brand to Boost Farmer Income

Kenya’s tea should be branded to increase its visibility in the global market and labelling it with a mark of origin

Kenya must develop a tea brand that will fetch the best prices for farmers, President William Ruto has said. The President said Kenya’s tea should be branded to increase its visibility in the global market and labelling it with a mark of origin. Saying Kenya’s tea industry is a significant…

Source: Ministry of Planning and Economic Development - Egypt |

Egypt: Deputy Minister of Planning Discusses Economic Cooperation with European Union Delegation

The meeting aims to review and discuss plans and strategies to enhance the Egyptian economy and achieve sustainable development

Dr. Ahmed Kamali, Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, received a delegation from the European Union, led by Ambassador Omar Abu Aish, Assistant Foreign Minister and Secretary-General of the Coordinating Secretariat for Implementing the Egyptian-European Partnership Agreement, Anika Eriksjard, Director of Financial and Economic Affairs at the European Commission,…

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Liberia: Ambassador Yin Chengwu Meets with the Representative of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Bintia Stephen Tchicaya

The two sides exchanged views on strengthening multilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture

On May 10th, Yin Chengwu, Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, met with Ms. Bintia Stephen Tchicaya, the Representative of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The two sides exchanged views on strengthening multilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture.

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

The Commissioner for Economic affairs and Agriculture visited the Mansakonko region in The Gambia to provide Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) support for local mangrove restoration initiatives in west Africa

Participants also visited assisted natural regeneration in the community forest area and energy-saving devices through improved cookstoves in Batelling village

As part of her participation in the annual meeting of the steering committee of the regional project “Global Forest Transformation for Populations and Climate: A Focus on West Africa,” held on May 7, 2024, in Banjul, The Gambia, and funded by Swedish Cooperation and implemented with the support of the…