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.
As Nigeria’s ministers, permanent secretaries and top government functionaries wrap a two-day retreat held in Abuja to review performances and draw plans for the next three years, Emmanuel Ijewere, CEO, Best Food Farms joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for a review of Nigeria’s Agric sector in the last one year.
This Covid-19 crisis has also exposed the extreme fragility of the global food system. Social-distancing and lockdown measures to curb the virus’s spread have significantly reduced people’s incomes and thus global food demand.
While smallholder farmers remain an important grouping, it is one that is typically overlooked by many financial institutions. Many have tried to crack this market but have been unsuccessful.
Download logoIn response to challenges across Africa around land ownership and use, the African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is launching a series of articles to aid policy debate. The articles are authored by influential international scholars whose pioneering research and analysis have helped to direct policy on land reform in Africa for more than two decades. The actions are expected to inject a new urgency into the need for land reform.
Retool annual budgets toward agriculture production and expand food reserves, as COVID-19 exacerbates food scarcity, urges African Development Institute seminar
Download logoAfrican countries need to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates at a two-day webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) urged on Tuesday. Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry, the speakers said in a clarion call
Download logoThe Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to Kenya as the country takes steps to contain the spread of the pandemic and deal with its unprecedented impact. It follows a request by the Government of Kenya, as part of its COVI
Coronavirus – Africa: International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) Information bulletin – Multiple disasters and hazards
Download logoThis bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Respective National Societies, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are working to respond to each of these disasters through different means. Some have DREFs or Emergency Appeals launched, and others may require additional support in the future. Download Report: https://bit.ly/2A0Ttkw The situatio