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04 May

The new FAO-Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa – FARA Compendium of forgotten foods in Africa aims to move the needle by identifying so-called orphan foods that very often are “locally adapted and less fastidious than exotic cultivars” such as maize, rice or wheat. The compendium presents 100 examples of neglected local foods that have the potential to sustainably provide the much-needed dietary nutrients to various communities across Africa.

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13 April

At the heart of our food security matters is soil health and addressing this will improve our stead in the response to an increasingly warming planet. This is the view of Hoven Meyer, group manager for Nestlé Agriculture Services.

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13 July

Zambeef Unveils $100 Million Growth Plan Wheat harvesting at Zambeef’s Mpongwe Farms LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambeef Products has unveiled a US$100 million expansion plan that will double its Mpongwe Farms crop production while adding associated value and capacity to the company’s stockfeed, meat processing and retailing operations. The investment will ensure national food security and boost […]

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29 October

Ethiopia to Develop National Lab, Research, Training Center to Boost Product Quality     ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia is seeking to establish the first national research, laboratory and training centre for dairy, honey, meat and animal feed products in Bishoftu, Oromia Regional State. The Institute will be the primary centre for research, development and innovations, in addition […]

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16 April

Food Security: Kenya secures US$18.8m funding from FAO to fight desert locusts KENYA – Kenya has landed an additional Sh2 billion (US$18.8m)from the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) to help fight the resurgence of the desert locusts. According to a Standard Media report, this brings the country’s total arsenal for fighting the locusts to Sh4 billion […]

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