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Microsoft through its 4Afrika initiative have signed an MOU with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa to support in improving food security for 30 million farming households across 21 countries by 2021. Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika initiative joins CNBC Africa for more.
Food insecurity, climate change, and the need to refinance the continent's agriculture sector are some of the major challenges faced but where will this money come from? CNBC Africa spoke to the President of the International Fund for Agriculture Development and former prime minister of Togo, Gilbert Hougbo for more.
Africa’s agriculture sector has remained quite resilient but despite this the continent still grapples with a $35 billion import bill, so could smart agriculture be a solution to the largely subsistence approach happening? CNBC Africa spoke to the President of the International Fund for Agriculture Development and former prime minister of Togo, Gilbert Hougbo for more.
Global provider of sustainable agriculture products, UPL ltd has teamed up with FIFA Foundation in a new collaboration agreement that aims to promote awareness about sustainable development in agriculture. At first glance, the two do seem to be an unusual pairing, but CNBC Africa’s Makeda Mahadeo sat down with the Global CEO of UPL, Jai Shroff for details on the recently signed MoU.
Agriculture is the backbone for many of sub-Saharan economies and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on the sector has remained relatively stable.
Africa has been a victim of negative events such as floods and droughts, desert locust infestation and now the pandemic. These have highlighted the need to build resilience for agriculture, a key sector to the continent’s economies. AGRA’s Vice President for Program Innovation and Delivery, Aggie Asiimwe Konde joins CNBC Africa for more.
Yara International has been investing in the African food space for decades; their focus now is on the getting more youth involved in farming, and increasing tech integration into the Agriculture sector to increase and improve yields.
At the Youth Town Hall of the Africa Green Revolution Forum, Rwandan President Paul Kagame opened a discussion on how youth can lead the way in elevating Africa’s delicate food systems. Here’s what he had to say.
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