Source: Corteva Agriscience |

South Africa Potato Production Receives Added Protection with Corteva Agriscience’s New Generation Fungicide

The solution, based on Zorvec® active, is the first member of a novel class of fungicides, which effectively utilises a unique biochemical mode of action, and has no cross-resistance with existing fungicides

Corteva Agriscience (www.Corteva.com) today launches Zorvec® Encantia®, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising local potato growth. The solution, based on Zorvec® active, is the first member of a novel class of fungicides, which effectively utilises a unique biochemical mode of action, and has…

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Corteva Agriscience invests in Africa Middle East seed treatment capability

State-of-the-art seed treatment laboratory opens in Rosslyn, South Africa

Corteva Agriscience (www.Corteva.com) today officially opens its Centre for Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) (https://bit.ly/3kIPYTW) laboratory in Rosslyn, Pretoria, one of only six worldwide. This modern facility will utilise industry-leading equipment and focus specifically on recipe development and safety testing of seed applied solutions. The site will also be integrated into…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Regional policies a critical linchpin for marine protection – new report

The report draws on a series of case studies which examine the cumulative impact of these conventions and policies over the past 45 years

A series of regional conventions and policies are playing an essential role in monitoring climate change and preparing for extreme weather events, preventing oil spills, reducing plastic and other waste, saving coral reefs, and providing overall ocean protection and restoration of marine ecosystems. These are the key findings of a…

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Corteva Agriscience Leads Fight Against Above-Ground Maize Pests

Launches PowerCore™ technology, a new insect control solution for maize farmers in South Africa

Corteva Agriscience (www.Corteva.com) has officially introduced PowerCore™ technology to South Africa’s maize farmers. The solution is a new high-performing, herbicide-resistant seed trait that effectively helps protect crops from damaging above-ground insects, such as the maize stalk borer and spotted maize stem borer. The company’s leading seed brands, Pannar® and Pioneer®…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Joint Statement: Morocco, Switzerland Intend to Strengthen their Cooperation in all Areas of Common Interest

Morocco and Switzerland affirm that they recognize the transnational nature of migration issues and the interest of addressing them in a spirit of partnership at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels

Morocco and Switzerland expressed, Friday December 3rd, 2021, their wish to strengthen their bilateral relations and to reinforce their cooperation in all fields of common interest. In a Joint Statement, issued at the end of the visit to Bern by Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates, MFA…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Africa reacts to Alarming UN Plastic Report Findings

It also demonstrates the impact of plastic, at every stage of its production, on underprivileged communities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a scathing report about plastic and environmental inequality, which shows how countries within the Global South are being force-fed plastic pollution by wealthy countries. The report, titled Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution (https://bit.ly/3fuZ3hp), exposes the truth about how the plastic industry…

Source: Karen Van Der Wath |

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRRR) (By Karen Van Der Wath)

New plastics regulations in Mauritius could have severe unintended consequences!

By Karen Van Der Wath – President of We-Recycle Mauritius and Carbon & Energy Management Consultant The government of Mauritius have proposed bold new measures to curb plastic waste. While the intentions behind the mooted regulations are commendable, we are firmly of the view that the proposed new policies for…

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

fairtrade launches Virtual for all Middle East Africa 2021

Focus on Middle East Africa's (MEA) agrofood & plastprintpack sector on 31 May to 02 June

After the great success of Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa (www.Virtual-Africa.net) in November 2020, the German trade show specialist fairtrade Messe (www.fairtrade-messe.de) is launching another digital format with the Virtual for all Middle East Africa (www.Virtual-MEA.net) from 31 May to 02 June 2021. The organisers' aim with this event is…

Source: Ministry of Health, Republic of Liberia |

Coronavirus - Liberia: Ministry of Health (MOH) staff participate in Biological, Radiological and Nuclear's (CBRNe) Risk Communication Workshop

The workshop which gathered over 50 participants was held at the A La Lagoon Hotel in Oldest Congo Town, outside Monrovia

Employees of the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 joined other government line ministries and agencies as well as community based organizations to participate in a day long risk communication workshop aimed at training participants on COVID-19 awareness, prevention and risk mitigation techniques in affected areas across…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis

Staff in the four healthcare facilities in Bangui are being provided with additional handwashing stations, chlorine and gloves

The struggle against COVID-19 is intensifying against the background of the alarming spread of the disease in the Central African Republic (CAR). Although the number of recorded cases has exceeded 4,500, some people still do not believe that the disease exists, thus jeopardizing efforts to counter it. Complying with hygiene…