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COVID-19: AU receives 10 M EUR from the EU

The African Union has received EUR 10 million funding from the European Union (EU) to implement a joint int Continental Strategy for COVID-19. The funding is the initial contribution by Team Europe to the continental action against COVID-19. H.E. Ambassador Ranieri Sabatucci, Head of the EU Delegation to the African Union, and Dr John Nkengasong,

Small holder farmers in Busia set to benefit from soya bean project

By Checky Abuje Soya bean farming has in the recent past become the centre of focus and attraction to various stakeholders in the agricultural sector including Anglican Development Services (ADS) where more than 2000 farmers from Busia county are set to venture into and benefit from that food chain after a three year partnership deal

Real food frown real good

By Wairimu Muthike   As the Covid-19 crisis unfolds, production and access of safe and nutritious food to complement preventative measures is paramount. Good food boosts immunity and the body’s ability to ward off and recover from illnesses. As urban dwellers increasingly rely on urban producers for food supply, the safety of these foods becomes

Body plots to bolster cassava seed system in Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and its partners are working to provide African cassava farmers with regular and reliable access to high quality planting materials to boost yields and incomes Speaking ahead of the launch of the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) programme, Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, International Institute

One Acre Fund to boost food security in Western Kenya  

By Checky Abuje The One- Acre Fund initiative has pledged to support the county government of Busia and by extension Western, Kenya boosts food security situation currently dwindling following the natural calamities like floods that have recently hit the region leaving agriculture and agricultural activities in limbo. According to One-Acre Fund Public Relation Officer, Lilian

IITA partners with Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria to implement Young Africa Works

  The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through its Youth in Agribusiness office, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria to implement the Young Africa Works strategy. The partnership aims to enable 242,724 young Nigerian women and men to build skills and secure dignified and fulfilling work opportunities in the agrifood value chain

Digital Earth Africa Satellite data could support COVID-19 response,recovery

By Jacton Akoyo African nations can now access high-resolution satellite images in the Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) platform that will enable countries to monitor changes that relate to people and the environment due to the impacts of COVID-19 and other critical challenges. DE Africa has made available a vast amount of data captured by The

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