Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Southern Madagascar faces drought-driven hunger, threatening millions

Three straight years of drought have wiped out harvests and hampered people's access to food and COVID-19 is compounding their suffering

Southern Madagascar is in the grip of a humanitarian catastrophe, with 1.5 million people—half the region’s population—needing immediate emergency food assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.  Three straight years of drought have wiped out harvests and hampered people's access to food and COVID-19 is compounding their…

Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

Supply Chain 4.0 – What is next for digital solutions in Agritech? Islamic Development Bank and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Discuss Agritech Digital Solutions in 2nd Agritech Webinar

The 2nd in a series of special webinars from IsDB and ITFC explored how 4IR solutions can transform supply chains and boost the flow of agricultural trade across borders

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-IDB.org) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (Agriculture Division) in collaboration with IsDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) recently hosted a webinar entitled “Agritech Digital Solutions”, covering how fourth industrial revolution (4IR) innovations can drive sustainable change across agribusiness value chains. With around 45%…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s AgriPitch competition awards $120,000 in prizes to African youth “agripreneurs”

The AgriPitch competition offered young entrepreneurs in Africa’s agricultural sector the opportunity to pitch their agribusiness proposals to a panel of experts and investors

The founder of a cassava processing business in Kenya, a co-founder of a novel food processing technology start-up, and the owner of a smallholder farmer food procurement company in Nigeria won the top cash prizes in the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) $120,000 AgriPitch competition on Tuesday. The AgriPitch competition offered…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to enhance Groundnut Oil Quality Standards and boost Senegalese Export Capabilities

Technical Assistance in favour of SONACOS to boost global value chains, groundnut oil processing standards and Senegalese export capabilities as it seeks to enter new markets

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has approved a Grant Agreement for the Senegalese Groundnut Oil Processing Company, SONACOS, to acquire new laboratory analysis equipment. The Technical Assistance will enable SONACOS to acquire equipment that will specifically enable the…

Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa on 23 to 26 November 2020: All set for the most prestigious virtual industry event to date

Attendees in Africa & around the globe connect for free and enjoy personalised visibility

The figures of Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa 2020 (www.Virtual-Africa.net) speak for themselves, and the German organiser fairtrade and its many African partners have every reason to be proud of this enormous success. “With 1,000+ registered attendees from 73 countries (https://bit.ly/3kBgiN1), 75 speakers (https://bit.ly/3kCc0Fl), 45 panel sessions, presentations & product…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

25 young African agripreneurs advance to ‘boot camp’ in the African Development Bank’s $120,000 AgriPitch Competition

The final round offers young entrepreneurs in Africa’s agricultural sector the opportunity to pitch their agribusiness proposals online to a panel of experts and investors who will select the winners

Twenty-five young African agripreneurs have advanced to the “boot camp” final round of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) AgriPitch competition, stepping closer to a share of $120,000 in seed funding prizes, training and other benefits. The final round offers young entrepreneurs in Africa’s agricultural sector the opportunity to pitch their…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Launches Four-Part Documentary Series on West African Cotton Sector

Documentary to air on CNBC Africa and Afrique Media TV this November

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, will be releasing a series of four short documentaries on its extensive cotton sector trade finance and development interventions in West Africa. Called the White Gold Series, the documentary will air on CNBC Africa…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

Afreximbank, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and Arab Bank For Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) launch Collaborative COVID-19 Pandemic Response Facility (“COPREFA”), US$1.5bn Facility to Support African Resilience and Recovery amid Global Pandemic

COPREFA will be accessed by eligible central banks, commercial banks and businesses to finance the import of medical supplies as well as agricultural equipment

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com), the pan-African multilateral EXIM bank, partners with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), the Trade Finance Arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group; and the Arab Bank For Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) (www.BADEA.org), to launch a US$1.5-billion Collaborative COVID-19 Pandemic…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

APO Group brings together the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for a journalism prize in Africa

The judging panel for the APO Group African Woman in Media Award consists of 100 luminaries, with global icons such as Naomi Campbell joined by executives at diverse organizations like Microsoft, Harley-Davidson and FIFA

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is delighted to announce the jury for the prestigious APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 (http://bit.ly/APOaward). The Award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    This is the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

A new generation of desert locusts, flooding and COVID-19 threaten food security in Ethiopia

The Afar region has faced an unprecedented locust invasion since August this year

Mohammed Ali, 30, a pastoralist, is visibly tired, but relentlessly searching for pasture for his cattle under scorching sunshine. He leads over 400 head of cattle from Ewa to Asayta Woreda in the Afar region. Although pastoralists like Mohammed are accustomed to making the annual 200 km trek in January…