Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Innovative fish and vegetable production boosts livelihoods for conflict-affected families in Nigeria’s Borno State

FAO officials visit Maiduguri in Nigeria’s north-east to witness life-changing agricultural projects

Senior officials from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have visited agricultural projects in Borno State, in north-east Nigeria, that have transformed the lives of conflict-affected community members. Borno State, which borders the Lake Chad region, has been affected by a decade-long insurgency that has reduced…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

The United States Government helps Madagascar tackle water insecurity

The U.S. water security experts helped Malagasy government officials consider ways to address the critical challenges that drought, flooding, and changing climate patterns pose to the nation’s agriculture and economic development

The Government of Madagascar, including Six Malagasy ministries and government agencies joined the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) for a two-day Water Resource Management Workshop September 27-28 to develop sustainable, practical steps that the Madagascar can take to improve the nation’s water…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Ethiopia-Tigray: Belgium’s contribution through the Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA)

Through SFERA, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium contributed USD 510 000 to FAO to help ensure the timely provision of fertilizers to meet the input needs of farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Belgium support the timely delivery of agricultural inputs in the Tigray region. Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region continues to face a precarious humanitarian situation. Ongoing conflict, recurring environmental shocks and the residual impacts of a desert locust upsurge and the…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

Agricultural Specialist Leads Growing United States (U.S) Development Program for Madagascar

Madagascar needs someone who understands the country’s political, economic, and cultural context

Anne N. Williams, a trained agricultural specialist, has taken the helm as USAID Madagascar’s new Mission Director. Her appointment follows the U.S. Government’s designation of Madagascar as a target country for both the global Feed the Future initiative and USAID’s new resilience initiative, promising significant new investments by the American people…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Government to Release Shs30 billion for Coffee, Tea Seedlings

The demand for seedlings stands at Shs93 billion, and that the release to be made in this financial year does not include the excess of Shs60 billion

Government has agreed to release Shs30 billion towards the supply of seedlings to coffee and tea farmers, the Minister of Finance, Hon. Matia Kasaija, has said. “We shall release the money to Uganda Coffee Development Authority and National Agricultural Advisory Services as per the budget. I need to check with…

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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Unveils Arcadia, a New Farm to Table & Grill Concept, Leveraging on its Latest Urban Hydroponic Farm

In its efforts to act responsibly towards its surrounding environment and to offer guests unmatched experiences, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray launches a holistic dining approach, Arcadia

Jumeirah (www.Jumeirah.com) Zabeel Saray, a member of Jumeirah Group, announced the launch of Arcadia, a unique and interactive experience hosting its urban hydroponic farm and a new dining concept with an array of culinary experiences for food lovers. Set amidst lush greenery and organic herb garden beds, Arcadia will feature an…

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Prosper Cashew Convenes Industry Stakeholders to Transform Cashew Processing in Nigeria

The project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) and implemented by TechnoServe, gathered key industry players in Abuja today

Today, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, international nonprofit TechnoServe (https://bit.ly/3r8yRxV), ISF Advisors, Nigerian cashew processors, and the investment community gathered in Abuja under the auspices of the Prosper Cashew project to identify areas to jointly build a more sustainable cashew processing industry…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Cabo Verde join forces to support school children amidst the socio-economic crisis driven by COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine

WFP will purchase and transport food for school meals, using existing procurement platforms to cost-effectively source the food, while ensuring that national food quality standards are met

A week after schools reopened in Cabo Verde, the Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today, signed an agreement to meet the food and nutrition needs of nearly 90,000 school children through the national school feeding programme. “The agreement…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Continues Distributing Humanitarian Relief to Those Affected by Drought in Somalia

This aid is part of efforts to distribute over 1,000 tonnes of relief supplies to the Somali people

The UAE, through its humanitarian bodies and in cooperation with the Somali Disaster Management Authority (SoDMA) and other authorities, continues to distribute aid to the local population and displaced people in areas most affected by the drought, including Mahas and Mataban regions in Hiran Governorate, Hirshabelle State. This aid is…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Warns of Surging Needs in Sudan Amid Skyrocketing Prices and Gaps in Humanitarian Funding

Sudan hosts among the largest number of displaced people on the African continent, including over 1.1 million refugees – mostly from South Sudan – and 3.7 million internally displaced Sudanese, mainly in Darfur and Kordofan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today warning of spiralling humanitarian needs for refugees and displaced people in Sudan as living costs skyrocket amidst the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine, lingering impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, and extreme weather resulting from the climate crisis. Sudan hosts among the…