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Vertiv Joins the RISE Partnership Program to Develop Sustainable Data Centre Technologies

The strategic cooperation will help develop sustainable solutions such as data centre heat re-use or alternative power sources

Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (https://bit.ly/3tH4i53), a leading research institute and innovation partner. Vertiv is entering the partnership program for data centre systems technologies at the platinum level, joining…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

MCIA signs agreements with Landscope (Mauritius) Limited and DBM

The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr Renganaden Padayachy; the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin; and other eminent personalities were present on that occasion

A lease agreement was signed, today, during an official ceremony at the Caudan Arts Centre in Port Louis, between the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority (MCIA) and Landscope (Mauritius) Limited for the construction of a sugar storage warehouse facility of a capacity of 150,000 tons at Riche Terre. The MCIA also…

Source: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) |

UNCDF supports Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato Factory to Leverage Local Economic development in rural Tanzania

Through its Local Finance Initiative (LFI), UNCDF supported Maswa DC with a US$ 100,000 seed capital grant to cover the cost of connecting the factory to the national grid electricity

Maswa District Council (DC) is among the six districts of the Simiyu region, the second poorest region in Tanzania with a population of 377,292 people (51 percent of which are women). Approximately, 57 percent of children under five (6-59 months) and 53.7 percent of pregnant women aged 19-49 years have…

Source: Government of UK |

New UK Support to Tackle Impact of Droughts and Flooding in East Africa

Minister for Africa Vicky Ford has announced a new package of support to countries in East Africa affected by extreme drought and flooding

Almost a million people across East Africa will be supported by new UK funding in response to one of the worst droughts in the region for decades and unprecedented flooding; Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan will be aided by a £17 million support package from the UK; funding announced by…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Horn of Africa: Swift Aid for Drought-affected Farmers and Herders needed to Avoid a Hunger Crisis

In a region reeling from locust invasions and COVID-19, a third-consecutive year of poor rains poses a major threat to food security

Over $138 million in urgent funding is needed to assist 1.5 million vulnerable people in rural communities in the Horn of Africa whose fields and pastures have been hard hit by an extended drought, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today, as it released a comprehensive…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Moroccan Economic Growth could Accelerate with the Full Implementation of Broad-Based Reforms

Fixed capital accumulation has been the main driver of growth, with limited productivity gains and an insufficient contribution of labor despite a favorable demographic situation

In order to achieve broad-based growth and job creation, the sustained implementation of a multifaceted and ambitious reform agenda will be essential, according to the World Bank’s Morocco Economic Monitor, January 2022: From Recovery to Acceleration. The report analyzes the growth performance of the Moroccan economy over past decades. Thus far,…

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Eritrea: Date Palm Plantations Progressing to Semi-Commercial Stage

The date palm production project has involved the production of seedlings through tissue culture and suckers

The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is promoting date palm plantations in different parts of the country since 2003. To date, it has distributed more than 20,000 seedlings. Began in 2016, the date palm production project has involved the production of seedlings through tissue culture and suckers. It has also included…

Source: Save the Children |

Southern Somalia: One in Two Young Children Left Undersized by Chronic Malnutrition

The figures indicate the severe impact of the prolonged and worsening drought in Somalia, and the diminishing capacity of families to provide enough food for their infants to grow

Nearly half of children under five in the Baidoa district of southern Somalia are suffering from chronic malnutrition, impeding their physical and mental growth, according to new data released today by Save the Children. The figures indicate the severe impact of the prolonged and worsening drought in Somalia, and the…

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FAO and Finland Scale up Technical Innovation to help African Countries Better Monitor and Manage Forest Resources

New agreement supports a $7 million multi-donor project which aims to enhance accuracy, accessibility, and transparency of forest data

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Finland today signed an agreement to enhance the capacity of countries in forest resources and data management especially in Africa. The $7 million multi-donor project will be implemented jointly by the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment and National Forest…

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Grosso Foods B.V. Rebrands to Grosso.Africa, Reveals Expansion Plans

In line with its belief that an African farmer’s most important asset is his soil, the company’s rebrand will empower farmers through conservation agriculture and smart farming expertise, improve soil health and address the shortage of Soil-friendly farming systems and practices

Agricultural investment and advisory partner, Grosso Foods B.V., has transitioned into Grosso. Africa, (https://Grosso.Africa/) a Tanzania based distributor with a hands-on focus on distribution of conservation agriculture equipment and smart farming solutions The rebrand highlights the company’s growth and strategic expansion plans with an unveiling of a new website redesign to…