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    FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

    In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

    5 hours ago

    Zimbabwe's horticultural sector blooms

    There is an overall increase in area and production under horticultural crops this season, with the area under emerging crops such as blueberries increasing across the provinces...

    By Elita Chikwati 7 May 2021

    #AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

    We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 May 2021

    Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain

    Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

    By Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

    Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

    Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

    6 May 2021

    Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis

    The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

    6 May 2021

    International food prices continue to rise in April

    FAO Food Price Index posts 11th consecutive monthly increase, new forecasts point to growth in world wheat and maize output...

    6 May 2021

    Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal

    The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

    Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change

    The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

    By Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

    France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast

    France's development agency will invest $83.04m over the next five years to boost cotton production in Ivory Coast, economy minister Bruno Le Maire said during a visit to the West African country on Thursday.

    By Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

    Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

    Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

    29 Apr 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

    Global coffee market enjoys ongoing growth despite pandemic

    According to a new report published by IndexBox, coffee yield figures remained robust in 2020 and coffee bean exports increased, despite the disruption to supply chains caused by the coronavirus restrictions...

    13 Apr 2021

    'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy

    A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

    By Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

    Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

    Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

    8 Apr 2021

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean

    Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

    By Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang 30 Mar 2021

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