World Bank approves additional financing to boost food systems resilience in Sierra Leone
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On 16 December, a US$50mn International Development Association (IDA) additional financing was approved under the second phase of the West Africa regional Food Systems Resilience Programme (FSRP-2 ..read more
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SAAI and TLU SA enhance collaboration to protect farmers’ interests
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On 8 December, the Southern African Agri Initiative (SAAI) and the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TLU SA) signed an agreement to broaden, deepen and strengthen cooperation between these two organisations ..read more
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ASC releases first SDG report
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The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has released a report that looks at how responsible aquaculture can contribute to the United Nation’s (UN’s) 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also develops a methodology to quantify how ASC verifiably contributes to these goals ..read more
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FAO and SADC member states plan to develop regional agricultural mechanisation roadmap
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The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and development partners have launched a Technical Cooperation Project titled ‘Developing a Roadmap to Leverage Sustainable Agricultural Mechanisation for Climate Smart Agriculture (SAM4CSA) in Southern Africa’,  which seeks to address challenges around sustainable agricultural mechanisation in the region ..read more
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AfDB contributes nearly US$74mn to boost wheat production in Sudan
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On 9 December, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) in Abidjan approved US$73.81mn to finance the Sudan Emergency Wheat Production Project under the Bank’s African Emergency Food Production Facility ..read more
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ECOWAS and Spain sign US$1.5mn MoU to support gender, agriculture and sustainable energy in West Africa
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On 6 December, Omar Alieu Touray, president of the ECOWAS commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth US$1.589mn with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain on support to ECOWAS Specialised Agencies, namely: the ECOWAS Centre for Gender Development (ECDG), the ECOWAS Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF) and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in Abuja, Nigeria ..read more
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CNH Industrial unveils first electric tractor prototype
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At its Tech Day in Phoenix, Arizona, CNH Industrial revealed the New Holland T4 Electric Power – the industry’s first all-electric light utility tractor prototype with autonomous features ..read more
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New Holland Agriculture introduces world’s first LNG tractor
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On 9 December, New Holland Agriculture unveiled the next step in its Clean Energy journey with the T7 Methane Power LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) pre-production prototype tractor ..read more
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FAO supports national plan to lower Covid-19 impact in Benin
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Faced with the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) designed and implemented a project under the Technical Cooperation Program (TCP) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries ..read more
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Food insecurity prompts FAO, UNICEF and World Food Programme to call for urgent action
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The latest Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis shows that more than 35 mn people (including 6.7 mn children) in the region are currently unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs, which means that a failure to deliver urgent and long-lasting solutions to address food security and hunger will result in the number of hungry people in west and central Africa reaching an all-time high of 48 mn in 2023 ..read more
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