African Agribusiness Leadership Dialogue for agrifood systems transformation in Africa “Doing good is good business” – that was one of the main messages from Dangote Flour Mills’ Thabo Mabe in his keynote address at the 2nd African Agribusiness Leadership Dialogue (AALD) held to inform deliberations at the upcoming 32nd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32).Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), representatives from food and agriculture systems across Africa virtually convened, discussing the challenges and opportunities around transforming agrifood systems in Africa. Over 80 private sector entities participated in the dialogue from over...
FAO and Agricycle Global team up to work on fruit and vegetable value chains Addis Ababa - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Subregional office for Eastern Africa and Agricycle Global Inc. agreed to work together in nurturing youth groups in Kenya, and refugees and host communities in Uganda in the development of fruit and vegetable value-chains. Areas of collaboration include capacity development for youth on fruit and vegetable value chain development; od safety standards and fruit and vegetable-related agribusiness; documentation of youth empowerment business models; transfer of knowledge and skills for adoption of technologies and equipment for fruit...
Agricycle Global, Inc.
The Memorandum of Understanding will boost commitment to sustainable food and agriculture and soil health Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), setting out a path to extend their existing cooperation on the promotion of sustainable food and agriculture, the importance of soil health and statistics on fertilizers. The MoU was signed virtually by Beth Bechdol, FAO’s Deputy Director-General, and Svein Tore Holsether, IFA’s Board Chair. The partnership will see FAO and the IFA work together to raise awareness on the International Code of...
International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
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On 30 November – 1 December, with the assistance of the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation, MSD Animal Health hosted the "Livestock of the future" educational programme, in partnership with the "Agroinvestor" periodical and the Healthcare Development Centre at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo (MSM).   Renowned experts in the field and an audience representing leading Russian livestock enterprises discussed a range of topics, namely: One Health approach, production efficiency as well as innovations in modern livestock farming and current issues and trends in poultry, pig, and dairy husbandry.  Oleg Kobiakov, Director of the FAO Moscow Office, took the floor together with Marina Veldanova, Director of the MSM...
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Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on behalf of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has joined forces with the Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbe-Pacifique (COLEACP), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing inclusive, sustainable trade in fruit, vegetables and food products. Under a new partnership agreement, both parties have pledged to improve global food security and sustainable agricultural production by protecting the environment from the impacts of plant pests and facilitating safe trade, development and economic growth.  COLEACP works through a network of companies, professional organizations and experts to strengthen the agri-food sector in 50 African,...
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