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    • Fatuma Abdi Dalmar has been a farmer all her life in Ethiopia. Her crops were devastated by Desert Locusts | © FAO/Petterik Wiggers
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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

European Union (EU) contribution of €8 million will strengthen gains in Desert Locust fight

FAO welcomes new allocation to aid surveillance and control in the Horn of Africa

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has welcomed an €8 million contribution from the European Union (EU) that will enable countries in the Horn of Africa to maintain a state of readiness in the face of a possible resurgence of Desert…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African countries commit to double agricultural productivity as development banks and partners pledge over $17 billion to increase food security

Of the overall amount pledged, more than $10 billion came from The African Development Bank

A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over $17 billion in financing to address rising hunger on the African continent, and to improve food security. These funds were pledged on the final day of a two-day high-level dialogue called Feeding Africa: leadership to scale up successful…

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Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) |

African countries commit to double agricultural productivity as development banks, institutions pledge US$17 billion to increase food security

IFAD said it aimed to provide an additional US$1.5 billion to Africa to support national efforts to transform food and agricultural systems over the next three years

A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over US$17 billion in financing on Friday during a high-level forum, in a bold bid to address rising hunger on the African continent and to improve food security. These funds were pledged on the final day of a two-day…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank, IFAD and partners redouble efforts to stop hunger in Africa and strengthen food security

The number of people living with hunger across the African continent increased from 214 million to 246 million between 2015 and 2020

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, today pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore up adequate financing to…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Banker-turned-poultry farmer becomes champion for African agriculture

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation works to harness high-impact agricultural technologies to boost crop output and create viable opportunities for workers and entrepreneurs

“If we must satisfy Africa’s food security with our growing population, then there must be high commercialization of agriculture. That is modern farming.” – Ayotomiwa Yinka Ogunsua, poultry farmer When Ayotomiwa Yinka Ogunsua got a job as a loan officer at a microfinance bank in Ibadan, Nigeria, after graduating from…

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    • Generation Africa is back with the third annual US$100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition looking for young, agrifood change makers with business models that can revolutionize food systems across the African continent
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Generation Africa is back with the third annual US$100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition looking for young, agrifood change makers with business models that can revolutionize food systems across the African continent

Competition is open to African citizens between 18 and 35 years old who are founders or co-founders of social or commercial agrifood businesses headquartered in Africa

Returning for its third year, the ground-breaking US$100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition (http://GoGettaz.africa) continues to inspire agrifood entrepreneurs from Cape Town to Cairo to use their energy, courage and creativity to solve the biggest problems facing Africa’s food systems. Launching on 19 April 2021, this year’s competition aims to expand…

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

International Conference on the West African Food Security Storage System: ECOWAS to build a multilateral partnership around its experience

The official opening ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 12:00 GMT, will be broadcast live on the Facebook page

The ECOWAS Commission is set to organize, from 28th April to 10th May 2021, by videoconference, an international conference to share with its partners and the other regions of the world, the experience of its regional food security storage system. The official opening ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday…

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ITFC and the Republic of Cameroon Sign a US$750 Million Three-year Framework Agreement to Support Cameroon’s Key Sectors through Integrated Trade Solutions

A EUR 98 Million Murabaha financing agreement with SODECOTON was also signed to facilitate the purchase of agricultural inputs and cotton seeds

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) and the Republic of Cameroon have signed on April 12, 2021 two agreements in a virtual signing ceremony between H.E. Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (IsDB Governor) and…

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The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) Extends its Support for OCP Africa’s Agribooster Program in Côte d’Ivoire

ITFC Partners with OCP Africa to Support Côte d’Ivoire’s Agriculture Output and Train 20,000 Farmers

The Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-partner Program led by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), partners with OCP Africa for supporting OCP Africa’s Agribooster Program to reach rice farmers and enhance agriculture value chains within Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mohamed Anouar…

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World Bank Provides $375 Million to Boost Efforts Towards Realizing the Full Potential of Pastoralism in the Sahel

Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel

Efforts to improve the productivity and resilience of pastoral production systems in the Sahel get a strong boost with a $375 million new IDA financing, approved by the Board of World Bank’s Executive Directors today, to support the implementation of the second Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project, known by its…