Agriculture

China helps WFP upgrade mobile app for Zambian farmers

The enhanced app will allow farmers to sell their crops and access market information from the safety of their homes. (Image source: Adobe Stock)China contributed to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week, through a South-South and Triangular cooperation Covid opportunity fund, which will be used to make user experience better for the Virtual Farmers Market app, locally known as Maano

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FAO launches practical tools to encourage soil organic carbon sequestration

FAOThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched two practical instruments designed to encourage soil organic carbon maintenance and sequestration, a key tool for climate action

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Agrobank unveils programme to strengthen agriculture in Malaysia

AgrobankAgrobank, a development financial institution (DFI), unveiled a US$240mn fund called the Sukuk wakalah programme with a primary focus on strengthening the agriculture sector in Malaysia

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FAO launches global action on OCOP

FAOThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched its global action on green development of special agricultural Products: One Country One Priority Product (OCOP)

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Korea contributes US$1.2mn to tackle food crisis in African countries

AdobeStock 212844695The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received US$1.2mn from the Republic of Korea to provide humanitarian activities for food crisis in the following countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar, South Sudan and Burkina Faso


Chris Nikoi, regional director, WFP for Western Africa, said, “We are grateful for this generous and timely contribution from the government of the Republic of Korea and Korean people to some of the most severe food-insecure communities in Burkina Faso and Nigeria.”

Menghestab Haile, regional director, WFP for Southern Africa, commented, “Because of climate change, COVID-19 and lack of access to water, populations in Southern Madagascar are facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. The number of people on the verge of starvation is likely to double as we are close to the start of the lean season in October. We are therefore grateful for this generous and timely contribution from the government of the Republic of Korea and Korean people which is making a significant difference in the lives of people.”

This contribution will boost WFP's humanitarian efforts including food assistance for vulnerable communities in five countries.

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