Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director visits Sudan to meet new government and sends off first barges to South Sudan

On his visit to Kosti, Beasley saw the three WFP-contracted barges loading 4,500 tons of food procured locally in Sudan

The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley, today concluded a two-day visit to Sudan where he met leaders of the new government and travelled to Kosti to waive off the first three barges to carry humanitarian food supplies down the River Nile to South Sudan…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Somalia’s 2.6m Internally Displaced Citizens in Need of Water, Shelter and Health

In the first half of the year, forced displacement in Somalia was primarily due to insecurity, drought and floods

Somalia has for almost three decades been in the throes of conflict; now add the most recent drought and the result is displacement and food shortages.  There are reports of urgent need for assistance among the most affected regions, such as Baidoa.  In the first half of the year, forced…

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Togo sets seven priorities for implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The AfCFTA implementation strategy will be amended with the contributions of workshop participants before being submitted to the Togolese authorities

Togo is actively working towards strengthening its institutional mechanisms to ensure a successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), as outlined in its national AfCFTA implementation strategy. The strategy was presented for discussion and validation on 17 and 18 October in Lomé to public and private sector…

AGCO Corporation
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Massey Ferguson lends support to South Africa’s emerging farmers

Massey Ferguson offers high performance products & solutions, including mechanization planning across all farming segments in Africa

For three consecutive years emerging farmers throughout South Africa have gathered as members of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) in the aspiration to become some of the country’s most competent and successful commercial farmers. This year’s AFASA Conference on Agri-business Transformation took place in Bloemfontein, Free State…

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and OCP Africa unite for the strategic financing, innovation, and capacity building of agriculture in Africa

ITFC and OCP Africa will jointly introduce a new “OCP School lab” campaign in Senegal in November 2019

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, (ITFC, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation) (ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and OCP Africa ) (OCPAfrica.com), a subsidiary of OCP SA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will cater towards strategic funding, innovation and capacity building measures…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces keynote speakers for 2019 Conference

UNECA, World Bank, USAID, CTA, Shell, Nedbank, APO Group to headline AWIEF’s 5th flagship event

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has announced the keynote speakers for its prestigious annual conference taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 29-30 October 2019 for the advancement of women in Africa as innovators and entrepreneurs. AWIEF, which this year celebrates the 5th…

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Wang Yi and South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor hold talks

China and South Africa are major developing countries with important influence and emerging economies

On October 18, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor held talks in Durban. Wang Yi said, both China and South Africa are major developing countries with important influence and emerging economies. With the smooth development of bilateral relations, pragmatic…

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The Ceremony of Handing Over of Agricultural Equipment within the Framework of the Japanese Programme « Support to Underpriviledged Gambian Farmers » to the Gambia

The last few years, the cropping season was not important due to the lack of rains, and the food security was threatened

On October 16, 2019, the ceremony of handing over of agricultural equipment within the framework of the Japanese Programme for « Support to underpriviledged farmers » took place in Banjul. The last few years, the cropping season was not important due to the lack of rains, and the food security…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation Launch Fellowship for Young African Agribusiness Innovators

The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans

The World Food Prize Foundation and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Netherland's Development Finance Company (FMO) partner to improve agriculture financing in developing countries

The pilot project of the partnership will be undertaken in Kenya

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank today launched a formal partnership which aims to increase investments in favor of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small-scale producers operating within the agribusiness sector in developing countries. According to the Memorandum of Understanding,…