Eni Energy partners NNPC and FAO to commission 11 solar-powered water schemes in North-East Nigeria

NIGERIA – Eni Energy, an Italian multinational oil and gas company has partnered Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to have commissioned 11 water schemes in Borno and Yobe States, North-East Nigeria. The Italian company has been represented in the agreement by its Nigerian subsidiaries Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) and Agip Energy & Natural Resources (AENR). The…

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FAO and Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa sign MoU to advance African agriculture

AFRICA – The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for future collaboration to promote agricultural infrastructure development and skills training for women and youth. The agreement would also advance climate-smart agriculture in Africa. FAO Director-General Dr. Qu Dongyu and BADEA Director-General Sidi Ould…

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AfDB, FAO and South Sudan ink protocols for US$14m grant to boost agricultural markets

SOUTH SUDAN – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed protocols to disburse a US$14 million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to be implemented by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development (AMVAT) project aims to enhance agricultural productivity and boost the marketing…

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IFAD, RBAs, FAO, WFP join forces to revitalize economic activities in the SAHEL region

SAHEL – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is joining with the other Rome-based UN agencies (RBAs), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as the G5 Sahel and the Green Climate Fund to revitalize economic activities and food systems in the Group of Five Sahel countries (Burkina…

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FAO, OIE kickstart initiative to combat spread of African swine fever

AFRICA – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep the deadly Africa Swine Flu (ASF), disease at bay under a new initiative. The Global Control of ASF Initiative, launched under the GF-TADs umbrella, supports actors at every…

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Export Trading Group secures US$400m from Afreximbank to drive agricultural productivity in Africa

AFRICA – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved a US$400M global credit facility agreement for the Export Trading Group (ETG), an integrated agricultural conglomerate in Africa. The agreement will allow ETG to continue to play its vital role in the agri-foods supply chain, effectively connecting African farmers to markets as well as expanding access to critical inputs to boost…

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The Gambia inaugurates fish feed mills and aquaculture facility funded by FAO

THE GAMBIA – The government of The Gambia, through the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, has inaugurated fish feed mills and aquaculture facility worth US$442,000 funded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project under the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) on ‘Support to Enhancing the Capacity of Youth and Women for Employment in Aquaculture’ is…

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European Union injects additional US$16.9m supporting FAO fight the desert locust upsurge

EAST AFRICA – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has received an additional €15 million (US$16.9m) from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts upsurge and their impacts on food security in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region. The funds came via the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EU DEVCO) and…

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FAO partners Rabobank to build sustainable food system with pilot projects in Kenya and India

AFRICA – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has signed a new partnership agreement with Rabobank, a Dutch cooperative bank, to help targeted rural communities in creating more sustainable food systems through a series of projects. The partnership will also explore the use of innovative financial instruments to bridge financing gaps in emerging markets and to promote…

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Norway and Netherlands inject US$2.5m into Moroccan aquaculture project

MOROCCO – The Netherlands and Norway have contributed US$2.5 million to the Moroccan aquaculture project aimed to promote the country’s fish farming industry. Norway’s financial contribution to the project amounted to US$1.65 million, while the Netherlands injected US$0.85 million. The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) also supports the initiative, which is a joint effort of the Moroccan Fisheries Department and…

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