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Africa: Irrigation doubles African food production

Food production in Africa still relies almost exclusively on rain-fed agriculture, leaving farmers and rural communities vulnerable to increasingly erratic rainfall patterns and extreme...

Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report, No. 3, September 2018

The Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report, No. 3, September 2018 was released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on 20th September 2018. The...

The Gambia: $300 Million to boost Rice Value-Chain Project

The domestic demand for rice is increasing yearly as The Gambia spends an average of US $74 million on rice imports. The Islamic Development Bank...

Food Security: UN urges the world to act now to save...

5 million people in need of food assistance and 1.6 million children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, 2.5 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists require...

Nigeria: FG approves N10.7bn for the construction of 10 rice mills

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N10.7billion for the construction of 10 new rice mills to sustain the actualisation of...

Africa: Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly...

West Africa: Turkey and ECOWAS spur development

Free trade agreement between Turkey and ECOWAS is key for reaching a $10B trade volume, says Turkish economy minister Turkish economy minister suggested Thursday a...

Funding: Feed The Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems

Apply for the University of Florida — Livestock Systems in Burkina Faso and Niger. The University of Florida calls for research and capacity-building proposals in...

Grants for Family Agriculture in West Africa 2017

Funding Opportunities at French Committee for International Solidarity — Grants for Family Agriculture in West Africa 2017 Kindly note Deadline: 07 Mar 2017 The French Committee...

Apply: 2017 GAIA AgTech Innovation Challenge (North and West Africa)

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development are pleased to announce that GAIA is now accepting applications from institutions and enterprises for the 2017...