Public and private actors tackle water scarcity in the agriculture sector through policy reform, technology adoption and infrastructure investment

Global food demand is expected to increase by anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050. However, global freshwater resources are already overstretched due to climate change and soaring population growth, and it is unclear how agricultural production will keep pace … Continue reading Public and private actors tackle water scarcity in the agriculture sector through policy reform, technology adoption and infrastructure investment

Enabling climate-smart agriculture: The role of private standard systems

This article is part of Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project’s blog series exploring the enabling environment for climate-smart agriculture. It discusses the importance of consumer-driven transformation, and the role private voluntary standards can play in … Continue reading Enabling climate-smart agriculture: The role of private standard systems

Donors commit to highest-ever funding to UN rural development agency IFAD to tackle hunger and poverty for the world’s poorest

US$3.8 billion, that’s how much the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will now be able to invest in the world’s rural poor. This, thanks to an unprecedented record-high financing target set today by governments from 177 countries at … Continue reading Donors commit to highest-ever funding to UN rural development agency IFAD to tackle hunger and poverty for the world’s poorest

Agency for Health and Food Security fronts the eradication of Non-Communicable Diseases in a global conference on SDGs

The founder and director of the Agency for Health and Food Security, Mr. Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante, has indicated his support for the global efforts towards ending of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). According to Mr. Asante, the struggle to eradicate NCDs and … Continue reading Agency for Health and Food Security fronts the eradication of Non-Communicable Diseases in a global conference on SDGs

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

World leaders call for greater international cooperation to tackle hunger and poverty

The fate of the world’s poorest and wealthiest nations are interconnected, and eradicating poverty and hunger will be impossible without urgent and focused international cooperation efforts directed at long-term development, said world leaders speaking at the opening of the UN’s … Continue reading World leaders call for greater international cooperation to tackle hunger and poverty

Bidco, Jomo Kenyatta University in a deal to boost farming technology development

Bidco Africa has signed a deal to ensure Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students develop technology that will enhance farmers’ productivity. JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof Victoria Wambui Ngumi in a statement said the deal will ensure more … Continue reading Bidco, Jomo Kenyatta University in a deal to boost farming technology development

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European Union backs 21,000 Zanzibar farmers with €5 million support

No fewer than 21,000 horticulturists in Zanzibar, Tanzania, are set to benefit from a programme that will serve to improve their overall productivity. Project Monitoring and Research Manager, Ally Mbarouk, made this disclosure while addressing officers from Unguja West B … Continue reading European Union backs 21,000 Zanzibar farmers with €5 million support