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) |

Ethiopia: African Development Fund provides $31.2 million to boost nutrition and end child stunting

The Multi-sectoral Approach for Stunting Reduction Project (MASReP) will target forty districts or woredas in the country’s Amhara and Tigray regions

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a grant of $31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health, a more diverse and nutritious food, and improving knowledge, attitude…

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…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon’s Ramadan food photography campaign to help educate children in Uganda and Iraq

‘Food for Cause’ campaign – 21st April to 21st May 2021

Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) is supporting philanthropic organization Dubai Cares this Ramadan to help give children in Africa and the Middle East access to life-changing education opportunities. For every food photo submitted to Canon’s ‘Food for Cause’ campaign, the global imaging specialists will donate US$1 towards two Dubai Cares’ programmes - Girls in Crisis in Uganda and Recovery and Resilience in…

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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…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan donates US$6.5 million to WFP to stem food insecurity in South Sudan

Latest contribution consists of US$4.5 million for life-saving food assistance to people who are severely food insecure and US$ 2 million to restore livelihoods and enhance resilience

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$6.5 million from the Government of Japan. This contribution is timely at the start of the lean season when more than 7.2 million people in South Sudan are expected to face acute food shortages. This latest contribution consists of…

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Crisis in Tigray enters sixth month with no clear end in sight amid 'severe and ongoing child rights violations'

Geneva Palais Briefing on the situation of children in Tigray, Ethiopia

This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson James Elder – to whom quoted text may be attributed –  at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. "The crisis in Tigray has entered its sixth month with no clear end in sight. "More than…

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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…