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Tag: food security


The United States has announced support for the African Development Bank’s initiative to significantly increase food production in Africa to avert the looming food crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war. The Bank Group’s $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility, approved Read more…


Africa’s emergency food production plan needs global support because of the food insecurity worsened by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, stated this at a conference titled ‘Uniting for Global Food Security,’ to Read more…


Malawi has achieved significant progress in its agricultural sector, helped by a country strategy drafted by the African Development Bank. The 2018-2022 strategy also supported progress in the transport sector, according to the mid-term review approved on 4 April by Read more…


Governments and development partners have met in the Spanish capital Madrid to address the worsening food situation in across Africa’s Sahel region. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Read more…


Mozambique has received a $47.09 million grant for the first phase of the Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor, a Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone. This grant will be provided by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Expectedly, it will help improve agricultural productivity Read more…


The UN Environment Program (UNEP) West Asia State of Food waste report has been launched. The report, conducted in 12 countries in the region, sets out a very comprehensive view of the current situation across the region, in which around Read more…


The African Island nation of Madagascar has suffered its worst drought in decades. It has left over 1.5 million Madagascans hungry and in need. This is double the figure at the same time last year and the crisis is mounting. Read more…


A study supported by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reveals that climate change is driving the spike in pest attacks on crops. This has led to an increasing threat to food security and the environment. The Scientific Review on the Read more…


The Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) has launched a new corporate environmental responsibility strategy. It is aimed at effectively tackling climate change and eliminate carbon greenhouse emissions by 45 percent by 2030. The ambitious new emissions reduction strategy focuses on Read more…


These are not the best of times for McDonald in the United Kingdom as animal rights group Animal Rebellion has blockaded four of distribution centres of the global eatery. Scores of protesters used trucks and bamboo structures to stop lorries Read more…