Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Central African countries prepare free trade product categorization

The call was made by experts from the Subregional Office for Central Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Central African countries were recently urged to align their external trade data classification system, with the 2017 World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System (HS17) for clearly identifying products which will be categorized as ‘free,’ ‘sensitive,’ and ‘excluded,’ within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) regime. The call was made by…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Floods and Intercommunal Violence in Central Mali: Thousands of Displaced Persons Await Humanitarian Assistance

More than 210,000 persons are considered as facing food insecurity and only 2 per cent of the communities have access to safe drinking water

Recent heavy rains in the Mopti region of Mali have caused floods, aggravating the already precarious situation of the 50,254 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the region. Humanitarian assistance now is on its way to help the most vulnerable households. Since last week, more than 800 IDPs have already been…

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AGCO Africa providing mechanization for a key Agri project in Mozambique

The aim of the Parque Agro-industrial de Moamba (PAM) agricultural project is to build reliable and resilient food production capacity in Mozambique

AGCO (www.AGCOCorp.com) and AT Capital S.A have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and work together towards the implementation of the Parque Agro-industrial de Moamba (PAM) Agri-Industry Park in Maputo, Mozambique. The announcement was made at the sidelines the 12th U.S. - Africa Business Summit “Advancing a Resilient and…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO’s seed fair links farmers to certified quality seed in northeastern Nigeria

Vouchers were used to redeem the seeds of staple crops like millet, sorghum and cowpea as well as high-value cash crops like groundnut

Gombi local government area lies two hours outside Yola, the capital of Adamawa, and a mere three-hour drive to Cameroon. Nearly all residents farm on some scale, with maize, sorghum, cowpea and groundnut among the most commonly grown and traded crops. When her village was attacked, Adama Aliyu, a 25-year-old…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace: Fishmeal industry stealing regional food and livelihoods in West Africa

All three species of fish used for fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) are essential for food security, and already overexploited

Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa) is calling on West African governments to immediately phase out the wasteful fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) industry, to stop the threat to regional fish stocks essential for the food security and livelihoods of local people, outlined in a new Greenpeace report released today. The report, entitled A…

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The Dangote Group deploys Freshworks to unify information technology (IT) service management across its 19 subsidiaries

Freshservice, ITSM software by Freshworks streamlines workflow management and improve response time by 38% in a year

The Dangote Group (Dangote.com), the largest indigenous industrial conglomerate in Sub Saharan Africa has deployed Freshservice by Freshworks (www.Freshworks.com), its cloud-based service desk software that helps modernize the IT teams along with other business functions. Integration of Freshservice offers a host of ITIL-aligned features, workflow automation, and powerful analytics, all…

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Record number of people facing critical lack of food in South Sudan

61 per cent of the population are projected to face crisis levels of food insecurity or worse

The number of people facing a critical lack of food in South Sudan is the highest ever, three United Nations agencies warned today.  According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update released today by the Government of South Sudan in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United…

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African Development Bank showcases impact of Korean drone technology on agricultural productivity

Drone technology is being used to collect and analyse data, and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests

At a special event highlighting the partnership between the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Korea held on the sidelines of the Bank’s Annual Meetings, the role of drone technology to boost food productivity in Africa, was on full display. A pilot project, underway in Tunisia, is designed to reduce food…

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AGCO expands its footprint in Africa with a new office in Morocco that is to also serve as the Agri-Parks Head Office

The new premises are to serve as the company’s regional sales office for West and North Africa

AGCO (www.AGCOcorp.com), Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has opened a new office in the north-east of Casablanca, Morocco. The new premises are to serve as the company’s regional sales office for West and North Africa. This follows the launch of the Africa Head…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO’s bull distribution to boost rural youth employment in northeastern Nigeria thanks to EU funding

FAO has distributed a bull each to 450 youth in Jere, Konduga, Mafa and Dikwa local government areas (LGAs)

In northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State, conflict-affected youth are being supported for employment and income generation through an agricultural support programme funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). As part of the programme, FAO recently launched a massive livestock restocking campaign, targeting vulnerable youth and women in the State. As of May 2019, FAO…