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Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (, Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food…

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Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition

The President’s charge aligns with the AfDB’s High 5 development priorities, in particular with the fifth goal to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa

African Development Bank ( President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium ( in Des Moines, Iowa,…

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AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers

Highlights agribusiness as solution to Africa’s youth unemployment

The African Development Bank ( has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. In collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development, the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD), Michigan State University, Iowa State…

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Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa

The Centre for Food Safety has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health on avian influenza outbreaks

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (October 10) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa, it has banned the…

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Four Points Best Brews Trail Makes Its Stop in Nairobi

One of Marriott International’s Fastest Growing Hotel Brands Celebrates Beer Around the Globe with a Stop on the African Continent for a Unique Day

Four Points by Sheraton, a booming Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) ( hotel brand known for its love of beer, embarked on the Nairobi leg of it’s global trip discovering the world’s Best Brews. The journey kicked off at the new Four Points Hurlingham in a trail that culminated with an…

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Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world”

From APO Group correspondent at UN General Assembly in New York

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world." In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC  high level business leaders and international diplomats invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Crisis in school meals financing for West & Central Africa puts young generation at risk, WFP warns

Altogether, WFP’s regional programme faces an US$76 million funding gap, the agency warned as experts were meeting in Montreal for an annual forum on child nutrition

More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  Altogether, WFP’s…

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SA Business delegation arrives in Moscow, Russia to showcase South African made products

According to Abramson, Fynbos saw the exhibition as an opportunity through which they can tap into the Russian market

A 20-member South African business delegation has arrived in Moscow, Russia for the 2017 WorldFood Moscow International Food Exhibition that is scheduled to take place from 11-14 September 2017 where they will be showcasing South African made products. The companies whose participation is made possible by the Department of Trade…

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Five years on: Syngenta’s Africa ambition bearing fruit, but access to technology by small farmers remains limited

Smallholder development projects, run in partnership with industry, academia, farmer organisations, civil society and enabled by national governments and international organizations, are crucial to achieving impact at scale

African market leader in agritech initiates stock-taking exercise with African partners African Green Revolution Forum a “springboard” for forging more collaborations to reach more smallholders            In 2012, following the G8 in Camp David, USA, Syngenta ( announced an ambitious ten-year growth plan for our African business. This year marks…

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Agribusinesses and African Smallholders Seize $1 Trillion Food Market as Meals Replace Minerals to Restart African Economic Growth, New Report

To succeed, Africa’s agricultural revolution needs to be very different to those seen in the rest of world

The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in Africa, that may be worth more than $1 trillion each year by 2030 to substitute imports with high value food made…