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

Professor Kwame Offei appointed to serve as Jury Member for the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize

Director of the Biotechnology Centre and immediate past Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), Prof. Kwame Offei, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Jury for the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences … Continue reading Professor Kwame Offei appointed to serve as Jury Member for the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize

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

India’s Budget: Agriculture sector announcements reiterate govt’s rural focus

The government has, through Budget 2021, sent a clear signal to rural India that it is completely committed to their cause. This was amply evident from the new levy, the agriculture infrastructure and development cess. To compensate for the additional … Continue reading India’s Budget: Agriculture sector announcements reiterate govt’s rural focus

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