The COMESA Business Council recently convened a webinar on “Unlocking Food Security Through Improved Seed Trade in COMESA” aimed at discussing issues of access to quality and affordable seed and challenges in trade facilitation in the movement of seed across borders amidst COVID-19.
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COMESA Business Council makes 21 recommendations on Seed Trade

The COMESA Business Council recently convened a webinar on “Unlocking Food Security Through Improved Seed Trade in COMESA” aimed at discussing issues of access to quality and affordable seed and challenges in trade facilitation in the movement of seed across borders amidst COVID-19. It also discussed causes, impacts and measures to curb illicit seed trade […]

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The True Price of Pesticides Is Unaffordable

 By Layla Liebetrau NAIROBI – A mounting body of evidence suggests that industrial agriculture is failing the planet and its people. In particular, harmful chemical pesticides increasingly threaten the environment and public health. Along with synthetic fertilizer, pesticides fuel the industrial agriculture system – and their use is steadily increasing in almost all regions of […]

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Launch of new Ugandan coffee marks second year of success for Nespresso’s.

Nespresso’s Reviving Origins program celebrates second year by introducing new coffee, AMAHA awe UGANDA, from the Rwenzori Mountains Investment, training and resources provides Rwenzori coffee farmers with the tools to improve their livelihoods through the increase of the quality of their crop Reviving Origins program drove productivity boost of 9% in Eastern Zimbabwe for 2018/2019. […]

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Ghana Board celebrate $200M disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 23 June, followed online by hundreds of observers across the globe. In attendance were […]

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AfDB and development partners propel Somalia back from the brink

The Bank’s current portfolio in Somalia totals $298 million, covering operations in agriculture, water and sanitation, transport, social and energy, and multi-sectoral projects ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 10, 2020/ — In early 2020, Somalia, with support from the United Kingdom Government and the European Union, settled its arrears to the African Development Bank, paving the […]

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African Development Bank unveils food security strategy roadmap against impacts of COVID-19

A report released alongside the roadmap recommends immediate, short- and medium-term solutions for the agriculture sector ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 8, 2020 – The African Development Bank has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft […]