FAO and CABI to support SADC Member States in fight against five key priority crop pests and diseases

Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) is working in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support the operationalization of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Agricultural Policy that will help tackle five key crop pests … Continue reading FAO and CABI to support SADC Member States in fight against five key priority crop pests and diseases

Call to build on policy gains to transform agriculture and food systems in Zimbabwe

With the right policies and investment approaches, the agricultural sector can help invigorate Zimbabwe’s 2030 vision for an upper middle income agriculture economy, government, development partners and private-sector leaders said at the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) closeout … Continue reading Call to build on policy gains to transform agriculture and food systems in Zimbabwe

Reversing biodiversity loss and land degradation can reap $1.4 trillion per year

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on G20 Environment Ministers to step up joint efforts, increase investment and work more closely with FAO for game-changing impacts on the planet. … Continue reading Reversing biodiversity loss and land degradation can reap $1.4 trillion per year

FAO Director-General tells G20 to have healthy food, and healthy environment

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on G20 Environment Ministers to step up joint efforts, increase investment and work more closely with FAO for game-changing impacts on the planet. … Continue reading FAO Director-General tells G20 to have healthy food, and healthy environment

FAO and Arab Bank for Economic Dev’t sign MOU to advance African agriculture at Africa high-level dialogue on food security

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) signed a memorandum of understanding for future collaboration to promote agricultural infrastructure development and skills training for women and youth. The agreement … Continue reading FAO and Arab Bank for Economic Dev’t sign MOU to advance African agriculture at Africa high-level dialogue on food security

Avocados are the fastest growing position in world horticulture exports – Andriy Yarmak

It is important for vegetable, fruit, and berry producers to know which horticulture products are growing most significantly in the world since the demand for those products is constantly increasing. Today, the fastest-growing position in terms of world horticulture exports … Continue reading Avocados are the fastest growing position in world horticulture exports – Andriy Yarmak

Forty-four poultry farmers in Dormaa receive FAO certification on FFS Concept

Forty-four poultry farmers in Dormaa and Wamfie have completed an 11-month Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) training on Farmer Field School (FFS). It is an intervention to equip farmers with requisite knowledge and skills to champion behavioural change and attitudes … Continue reading Forty-four poultry farmers in Dormaa receive FAO certification on FFS Concept

AI Strawberry and Blockchain Chicken: How digital farming can save global food security

A team using artificial intelligence recently defeated traditional farmers in a Chinese strawberry growing competition China plans to restructure its small farming culture through wide digitalization in many areas The digital village model can help tackle the world’s growing food … Continue reading AI Strawberry and Blockchain Chicken: How digital farming can save global food security

Conservation Agriculture: Mechanisation good for Ghana’s future – experts

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for an urgent adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) mechanisation in Ghana to help the country boost its food production whilst increasing the … Continue reading Conservation Agriculture: Mechanisation good for Ghana’s future – experts

Federal Executive Council approves ratification of plant genetic resources treaty

The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria has approved the ratification of the country’s membership of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, disclosed this while briefing journalists … Continue reading Federal Executive Council approves ratification of plant genetic resources treaty

FAO calls for review of Ghana’s approach to Agriculture mechanisation

Ghana’s approach to agriculture mechanisation as soil fertility and productivity are directly undermined by the kind of agriculture machineries and implements farmers continue to use. According to experts, improper land preparation with agricultural machinery, inappropriate use of chemical fertilizers and … Continue reading FAO calls for review of Ghana’s approach to Agriculture mechanisation