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World leaders call for innovative private sector partnerships to finance Africa’s agri

In a special session Monday at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Meetings 2023, Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto, offered a grim assessment of the current situation of agriculture on the continent: Agricultural production in Africa is currently the lowest in the world, with severe implications on nutrition and food security. As of the …

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CABI partners to provide farmers/experts free education and training

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and free agridigital learning platform, East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation (EWS-KT), are collaborating to provide education and training opportunities for smallholder farmers, farmer trainers and extension workers, and other agriculture sector professionals. This partnership will enable widespread utilization of scientific knowledge for improving crop quality and yield …

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Apple Snail Invasion Serious Threat to Rice Production and Food Security in Kenya

A recent study conducted by CABI sheds light on the alarming consequences of the apple snail invasion on rice production and food security in Kenya and other rice-growing regions across Africa. Led by Kate Constantine, a Project Scientist at CABI, the research emphasizes the severity of the problem posed by the apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) …

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Climate change

Rising temperatures will push millions of people in Africa into poverty and hunger unless governments take swift action

Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts By Oxfam NAIROBI, Kenya, October 8, 2018/ — Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing progress and pathways to liming global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Responding to the report, Mr. Apollos Nwafor, Pan Africa Director of …

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AGRA increases efforts on food security across Africa, appoints former Ethiopian PM to its board of directors

H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Former Ethiopian Prime Ministe. Photo courtesy. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a pan-African institution has appointed Former Ethiopian Prime Minister H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn to the Board of Directors as part of its commintment in working with governments, public and private sector stakeholders and other partners to increase the incomes and …

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African agribusiness stakeholders to meet in continental conference

Agripreneurs during an exhibition at a past African agribusiness event. This year’s Africa Agri Week event to be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 8th-11th May. Photo: afaas-africa.org The Africa Agri Week has organised a continental trade exhibition event in Nigeria for farmers to learn more on agro-processing besides interacting with potential buyers, financiers among other players …

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