APO - Africa Newsroom

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Conference on Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Resilient Livelihoods

The overall objective of the conference is to engage high level stakeholders, senior leadership, and external experts to deliberate on the interlinkages between climate change, food insecurity and resilient livelihoods towards domestic preparedness on climate change adaptation

The United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Environment and Forestry are organizing a conference on Climate Change, Food Insecurity, and Resilient Livelihoods to be held at Juba Grand Hotel from 28 – 29 June 2017. The conference launch will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 28 June. The…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Global Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme Must Serve as Beginning of New Era

The Deputy Director-General of Industrial Policy Development at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Garth Strachan says the first Global Conference of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns (10YFP) that commenced in Pretoria yesterday, should serve as the beginning of a new…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Emergency seed distributions to combat hunger in north-east Nigeria

FAO provides seeds and fertilizer to more than one million people in planting season push

Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. It is part of efforts, led by the Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

South Sudan famine ebbs, but situation still desperate as hunger spreads

More than 6 million people now facing hunger driven largely by conflict

Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis released today. However, the situation remains dire across the country as the number of people struggling to find enough food each day has grown to 6 million - up from 4.9…

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Source: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) |

Nigerian Finance Minister wants the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and government to rollout youth agric program nationally

Nigeria’s signatory to the ENABLE youth program will make the oil-rich country the third African country coming behind Cameroon and Sudan to benefit from funds under the AfDB Feed Africa initiative

The Nigerian Minister of Finance, Honorable Kemi Adeosun, says the country will benefit by signing up for the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) funded ENABLE Youth (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) (http://APO.af/276D5p) Program. Nigeria’s signatory to the ENABLE youth program will make the oil-rich country the third African country coming behind Cameroon…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

African Union Commission pledges continued partnership with WFP

Speaking at the 2017 opening session of the Annual WFP Executive Board meeting, AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Josefa Sacko, representing the AUC Chairperson, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, lauded the WFP for its continued support to hundreds of millions of Africa’s vulnerable populations over the past decades

The African Union Commission has reiterated its commitment to working with the World Food Programme (WFP) in enhancing the livelihoods of the African citizenry. Speaking at the 2017 opening session of the Annual WFP Executive Board meeting, AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Josefa Sacko, representing the AUC…

CRU International Limited
Source: CRU International Limited |

Regional Government heads and international industry leaders to gather in Accra to discuss opportunities for West African fertilizer and agribusiness trade

It comes at a time when the Ghanaian fertilizer and agribusiness sector is undergoing an incredible boost from the country’s new leadership

The West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conference (www.WestAfricaFertilizer.com) is being organised by CRU Events (www.CRUgroup.com/events) and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) on 10-12 July at the Movenpick Hotel Accra. It comes at a time when the Ghanaian fertilizer and agribusiness sector is undergoing an incredible boost from the country’s new leadership, making…

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • L-R: Deputy Governor, Osun State, Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola; and Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Dr Nteranya Sanginga at the commissioning of IITA Research and Training Farm in Ago Owu, Osun State, and donation of seeds to Osun State Government… on Thursday
  • Links (1)
  • All (2)
Source: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) |

At 50, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) expands research investment with the inauguration of 205.5 ha research farm

The Ago Owu research station is located in Ayedade Local Government Area, Osun state, and will primarily serve as a research and training facility that will backstop the state’s agricultural programs and offer training support to the youth

As the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) (www.IITA.org) marks its 50th anniversary, the Institute today inaugurated a new research station in Ago-Owu in Osun state, Nigeria, as part of efforts to expand its research agenda and create impact at farm level. The Ago-Owu research station is located in Ayedade…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO reaches milestone in massive famine-prevention campaign in Somalia

12 million animals treated so far against livestock diseases and illness

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pushing forward with a massive campaign that has so far treated more than 12 million animals in less than three months, protecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of families who rely on their livestock's meat and milk for…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina |

Argentine cooperation in South Africa

In the context of the project "Development of experimental plots in sustainable agriculture", carried out through the Argentine Fund of South-South Cooperation (FO.AR) in South Africa, Argentine experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) participated in the exhibition

On 16-19 May, Argentine Cooperation was present in NAMPO, the most important agroindustrial exhibition of the African continent, held this year in Bothaville, South Africa. In the context of the project "Development of experimental plots in sustainable agriculture", carried out through the Argentine Fund of South-South Cooperation (FO.AR) in South…