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Global poultry production to reach 137m tonnes in 2020

The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2019 were China, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 40% share of global consumption...

1 day ago

Global food price index falls to a 17-month low

Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

28 May 2020

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years...

1 Apr 2020

New seed varieties help cocoa crops thrive in Cameroon

A new seed variety called "Brazilian cacao" is now widely in use, providing far better yields to Cameroonian farmers...

18 Mar 2020

Nigeria needs to close the financial inclusion gap for women smallholder farmers

Nigeria needs to adopt gender specific strategies to financially include women smallholders in agriculture.

By Olayinka Adegbite, Elizabeth Mkandawire and Lepepeule Machethe 9 Mar 2020

Nigeria to implement special agro-industrial processing zones

The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, held a workshop in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to discuss details around the categorisation and location of special agro-industrial processing zones (SAPZ)...

26 Feb 2020

Avocados in Kenya: What's holding back smallholder farmers

Smallholder avocado farmers in Kenya face several barriers to participating in export markets...

By Mulubrhan Amare 19 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops

"We need to ensure that Africa's future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well," argues Sylvia Ng'eno...

By Sylvia Ng'eno 10 Feb 2020

Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain

"Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

6 Feb 2020

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters

Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop...

28 Jan 2020

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