Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) - About one million rural people in the Sahel region will benefit from a new $180.4 million joint programme,  a UN agency said here Saturday. The UN rural development agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said the programme was the first of its kind. The Regional Joint Programme Sahel [...]
©- - 13 february 2021 - 14:21:53 - thread Economy (360 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Ten African countries Monday strongly appealed to other leaders of the world to increase their financing for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help eradicate hunger and poverty, particularly in Africa, an official source said here. “We share the vision of IFAD for dynamic rural [...]
©- - 19 october 2020 - 21:34:56 - thread Economy (477 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of the Kingdom of Lesotho signed here Thursday by video conferencing a USD 62 million project for 160,000 poor rural households to improve food security and nutrition, an official source said Friday. The project is also intended [...]
©- - 25 september 2020 - 20:19:34 - thread Economy (254 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese head of state, Macky Sall, has stressed the urgency to intensify a sustained mechanization of the country's agriculture, an official statement issued here Wednesday said. Sall said this must be done with the provision of financing and subsidies adapted for the acquisition of tractors and [...]
©- - 24 september 2020 - 16:19:46 - thread Economy (352 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - In the second quarter of this year, Benin recorded an increase in legume prices compared to the previous quarter, according to a survey by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE).  "The producer price index for pulses is 129.6 in the second quarter of 2020, [...]
©- - 20 september 2020 - 14:10:09 - thread Economy (191 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Monday announced a financing package to support 210,000 poor rural families vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity. The programme, entitled “Project for the strengthening of resilience of rural communities to food and nutritional insecurity (PRECIS)” worth 172.1 million Euros, [...]
©- - 06 july 2020 - 23:10:24 - thread Economy (275 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Eight regional and international organizations have confirmed  that more than 50 million people are threatened by hunger in West Africa due to the impact of the coronavirus combined with the lean season and insecurity. "The coronavirus crisis, combined with insecurity, exacerbates the threat to market stability and [...]
©- - 23 april 2020 - 13:46:26 - thread Economy (300 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will Tuesday in the Italian capital preside over the opening ceremony of the 43rd session of the Council of Governors of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to raise funds for the most marginalized populations in the world, official sources [...]
©- - 07 february 2020 - 20:52:37 - thread Economy (279 words)


Libreville, Gabon (PANA)  -  The Gabonese Ministry of Chemistry for Industry, Agriculture and Livestock Farming (GCIAE) Friday hosted a training workshop on good agricultural practices under the theme “Association of Cultures”, an official source told PANA here. The practical workshop meant for farmers or agricultural technicians was attended by subsistence crop [...]
©- - 17 january 2020 - 21:10:12 - thread Economy (394 words)


Paris, France (PANA)  -  The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Ethiopia Wednesday signed a financing deal of 305.7 million dollars to support the most vulnerable farmers in the country. The project, signed in the Italian capital, Roma, under the Rural Financial intermediation Programme III (RUFIP III), aims to support [...]
©- - 10 january 2020 - 21:10:35 - thread Economy (381 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, travelled to Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday to participate in the fifth edition of the Abidjan International Agricultural and Animal Resources Exhibition (SARA), which this year honoured France. The exhibition, taking place from 22 November to 1 December [...]
©- - 27 november 2019 - 14:51:57 - thread Economy (285 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA)  - The Burkinabè ministry of Agriculture Wednesday projected cereal production at 5,029,321 tonnes or a 2.92 percent drop, compared to the past year, or an increase of 11.91 percent compared to the last five years. These cereal and food figures were released here Tuesday at the second [...]
©- - 20 november 2019 - 21:51:28 - thread Economy (306 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has urged gradiates from the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) to help end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition as well as promote sustainable agriculture. Officiating during the university's 2019 graduation ceremony on Monday, Vice President Tsogwane [...]
©- - 07 october 2019 - 18:20:16 - thread Economy (184 words)


Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) -  Since Wednesday 18 September 2019, The Pan-African Association of Fruit Producers and Exporters (Afruibana), led by their president Joseph Owona Kono, has since Wednesday started consultation with the European Union through its Ambassador in Côte d'Ivoire, Jobst Von Kirchmann. For three days, the two sides will take [...]
©- - 19 september 2019 - 13:14:48 - thread Economy (262 words)


Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA)   -   The Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship (DER) of President Macky Sall's government will finance rain-fed rice production in the Anambé basin of southern Senegal, said Yaye Touty Diop, who is in charge of farm programs in Soutouré, Upper Casamance. Ms. Diop made this promise during a major meeting [...]
©- - 20 august 2019 - 22:48:36 - thread Economy (418 words)


Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The ninth World Bank report on the economic situation in Côte d'Ivoire, published on Thursday, has suggested three ways through which the cocoa sector will fully play its role as a driver of economic development and transformation in order to break the "curse of brown [...]
©- - 11 july 2019 - 18:45:20 - thread Economy (436 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA)   Burkina Faso’s president and current chairman of the permanent interstate committee of fight against drought in Sahel (CILSS) on Friday attended the closing session of the African agriculture fair (SAFAGRI), the presidency said in a communiqué. The fair, organised under the aegis of CILSS, opened its doors [...]
©- - 14 march 2019 - 23:55:48 - thread Economy (158 words)


Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$100 million facility to finance Export Trading Group (ETG’s) soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa. The Bank's media outlet said: "This Soft Commodity Finance Facility (SCFF) is one of the core Trade Finance instruments in the [...]
©- - 15 june 2017 - 07:32:19 - thread Economy (566 words)


Rome, Italy (PANA) - Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, according to a new FAO report on fisheries in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa. Water is an ephemeral resource in Africa's [...]
©- - 14 june 2016 - 13:55:22 - thread Economy (487 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Some 200 African stakeholders plan to work together with a view to transforming the agricultural sector and achieving food security across the continent. They will do this through increased investment and partnership under an enabling environment, according to an official statement issued Thursday, as stakeholders prepare for [...]
©- - 05 may 2016 - 15:10:10 - thread Economy (613 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has become the world's second olive oil producer after Spain, the African country's Agriculture Ministry has announced. It said here Wednesday that Tunisia's production is expected to increase four-fold this year to reach 280,000 tons. 
Tunisia exports between 60 and 70% of its olive oil production, mainly [...]
©- - 15 january 2015 - 12:04:08 - thread Economy (116 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Investment commitments by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Development Partners to help improve the agricultural sector in Africa have doubled to US$7.2 billion, according to the 2013 Grow Africa Annual Report . The private BusinessDay newspaper Monday quoted the report as saying that of the [...]
©- - 05 may 2014 - 13:11:40 - thread Economy (564 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Some 635,500 people or 18.5% of households in Mauritania have continued to suffer from food insecurity since January 2014, according to the results of a joint survey by the Commission for Food Security (CFS) and the World Food Programme (WFP), released here Tuesday. The rate of food [...]
©- - 04 march 2014 - 14:34:33 - thread Economy (268 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Assessing their new warehousing project, which enables Nigerian farmers, cooperatives and traders to safely store their produce at accredited warehouses and access financing, the Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX) said the two months of operation of the project was a record speed in public private partnerships. The assessment [...]
©- - 19 november 2013 - 11:51:01 - thread Economy (373 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Two firms - the National Federation of Food Production Cooperatives (FENACOVICI) of Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania-based Darsh Industries, a tomato processing company - have been awarded grants under the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT),” the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced here Friday. It said that the award [...]
©- - 18 october 2013 - 18:09:09 - thread Economy (446 words)


Réduit, Mauritius (PANA) - President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Kanayo Nwanze has said investing in small producers in Africa, most of whom are women, is the most sustainable way to bring about a transformation of the rural economy. Addressing farmers and agricultural scientists at the Mauritius Cane [...]
©- - 06 march 2013 - 14:21:55 - thread Economy (285 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Wednesday signed a US$ 57.66-million loan agreement with the Kenyan government, bringing to US$ 3.04 billion the bank’s commitment to several sectors in Kenya, the AfDB disclosed in a statement, received here by PANA. According to the statement, the loan agreement is [...]
©- - 27 february 2013 - 17:00:15 - thread Economy (442 words)


Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A group of Angolan entrepreneurs will participate in the 25-27 February Food and Drink International Fair (SISAB-Portugal 2013), scheduled for Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Quoting a press statement from Mundo Eventos, organiser of the event, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported Wednesday that more than 200 Angolan [...]
©- - 06 february 2013 - 13:49:00 - thread Economy (119 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Benin plans to build in the coming months an agricultural machine assembly factory with a view to boosting the mechanization of the sector, sources close to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries said on Tuesday. The factory would be built in Ouidah, thanks to the [...]
©- - 15 january 2013 - 21:16:03 - thread Economy (185 words)


Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Malawi government Tuesday kick-started the 2012 farm-input subsidy programme aimed at helping poor subsistence farmers to achieve food security. Launching the programme in the capital, Lilongwe, deputy Agriculture Minister Ulemu Chilapombwa said government planned that by the end of October, all of the country's 28 districts [...]
©- - 02 october 2012 - 13:15:34 - thread Economy (274 words)