USDA invests $12.5 Million to support Innovative Conservation approaches on Agricultural Lands

USDA has announced to invest $12.5 million to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. CIG projects inspire creative problem-solving that boosts production on farms, ranches, and private forests. Utimately, they improve water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat. All U.S.-based non-Federal entities and individuals are eligible to apply. NRCS Chief, Matthew Lohr said, "Conservation Innovation Grants enable partners to coinvest with NRCS on … [Read more...]

FAO and IFAD launch Global Plan of Action highlighting Key Role of Farmers as Drivers of Sustainable Development

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched the Decade of Action for Family Farming and a Global Plan of Action to better support family farmers, especially those living in developing countries. Family farms account for 90 percent of farms worldwide and produce 80 percent of the world's food, in terms of value. These are essential elements that can stimulate sustainable development and contribute to … [Read more...]

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9th Edition of Global Entrepreneurship Summit comes to Hague

The 9th edition of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), will be coming to The Hague, Netherlands, from 3-5 June 2019. At the GES, around 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors and other participants from all over the world will come together at the World Forum in The Hague. The theme of this year is "The Future Now". The focus investment sectors of GES for this year are agri/food, connectivity, energy, health, and water. Access to finance, job creation, and women’s economic empowerment are … [Read more...]

$25 Million Grant for Agriculture Recovery and Agribusiness Development Support Project

The World Bank has approved a $25 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Agriculture Recovery and Agribusiness Development Support Project (ARADSP) in the Central African Republic. The project aims to increase the agricultural productivity of small-scale farmers; strengthen the capacity of micro, small, and medium agribusiness enterprises; and provide an immediate and effective response in the event of a crisis or emergency. World Bank Country … [Read more...]

WBG and Azerbaijan collaborate to boost Investment and Agribusiness in Azerbaijan

The World Bank Group - through IFC - joins efforts with the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan to improve the country’s investment climate and boost agribusiness competitiveness, helping diversify the economy and spur job creation. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed three cooperation agreements with Azerbaijan’s Ministries of Economy and of Agriculture, and the Food Safety Agency, as well as three memorandums of understanding—with the Ministry of Labor and Social … [Read more...]

UK and Indian Experts explore Portential Smart Tech Solution for Indian farmers

The University of Birmingham, working with the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and MP Ensystems to uncover the cooling needs of farmers in the states of Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra and Karnataka, launched a new report to highlight the potential of smart tech. Experts from the UK and India have concluded that harnessing smartphone technology which could help Indian farmers not only make better business decisions but also tackle the sustainable cooling challenges being faced by the … [Read more...]

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Uganda to Scale Up Climate Change Projects with $3.49 Million Funding

Uganda will benefit from a $3.49 million grant to scale up climate change projects aimed at promoting conservation farming that has the potential to quadruple output and earnings. Along with Zimbabwe, Madagascar, eSwatini and Seychelles, Uganda will get $1.2 million through the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and United Nations Development Programme for a three-year project. About $1.2 million has been provided to implement the project in seven districts in eastern Uganda, … [Read more...]

Republic of Korea contributes US$16 Million to support WFP’s Resilience Programmes

The Republic of Korea has made the contribution of US$16 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan. A ceremony was held to recognize this contribution which was attended by representatives from the Republic of Korea, the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and WFP. Korea’s contribution supports WFP’s resilience programmes in nine provinces: Badakhshan in the northeast, Laghman and Nangarhar in … [Read more...]

Agriculture Fast Track Fund provides Us$ 3,390,000 to 17 SMEs for improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Africa

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) has announced Us$ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. The funding, provided by the African Development Bank and partners, was announced in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday in support of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agribusiness sector in … [Read more...]

Agribusiness in Eight African Countries get a boost from AfDB Funding of US$23 Million Grant

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$23 million grants to support agribusiness such as Small-and-Medium- sized Enterprises (SMEs) in eight African countries. The multi-donor Trust Fund is being supported by the governments of the United States of America, Denmark and Sweden through their development agencies-United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and Swedish International Development (Sida). Each of the … [Read more...]