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Angola: Agrolive Invests Akz 100 Million in Agricultural Development

The agricultural project "AGROLIVE" is investing 100 million Kwanzas (Akz) in mechanization and promotion of maize and bean crops in the municipality of Lépi, Longonjo (Huambo).

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Retool annual budgets toward agriculture production and expand food reserves

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

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World Bank announces $500 Million to fight locusts, preserve food security and protect livelihoods

Download logoThe World Bank Group approved today a US$500 million program to help countries in Africa and the Middle East fight the locust swarms that are threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people. Emergency Financing for Locust Affected Countries will help people recover from losses The Emergency Locust Response Program (ELRP), approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, will focus on providing immediate assistance to help poor and vuln

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Launch of publication on land reform

Download logoWhat: Launch of publication and policy platform on land reform Who: African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) When: Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 10.00 am Where: Digital on The African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) of the African Development Bank Group ( will launch  a publication containing a series of articles by leading international scholars whose ground-breaking research and analysis have shaped policy on land reform in Africa for more than two d

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WFP Zambia Country Brief, April 2020

English Situation Report on Zambia about Agriculture, Education, Children, Refugees, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 22 May 2020 by WFP

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IFRC Information bulletin – Africa: Multiple disasters and hazards

English Situation Report on World and 21 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 21 May 2020 by IFRC

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21 May 2020 WFP

COVID-19 will double number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken

The number of people facing acute food insecurity (IPC/CH 3 or worse) stands to rise to 265 million in 2020, up by 130 million from the 135 million in 2019, as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19, according to a WFP projection. The estimate was announced alongside the release of the Global Report on Food Crises, produced by WFP and 15 other humanitarian and development partners. In this context, it is vital that food assistance programme be maintained, including WFP’s own programmes which offer a lifeline to almost 100 million vulnerable people globally.

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Card image 20 May 2020 Global citizen

4 Critical Humanitarian Issues That African Countries Should Not Forget as They Fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa exists alongside issues like extreme poverty, hunger and child marriage.

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Could elections lead to another political crisis in Burundi?

If the ruling party wins and the opposition cries foul, Burundi could face another prolonged crisis.

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Burundi holds national elections despite coronavirus, intimidation

NAIROBI, May 20 (Reuters) - Burundians voted on Wednesday in their first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993, with the election commission calling for a peaceful vote despite simmering political violence and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Inflationary pressures and droughts affecting livestock farmers in Midlands @ZiLAN2015

(JUST IN) The National Assembly's Programme Committee resolves to suspend the process to amend section 25 of the constitution to give effect to land expropriation without compensation pending certainty on #Covid_19SA regulations that can allow public participation. #sabcnews

There have been billions disbursed to assist with the tough times #COVID19 has exacerbated in SA. Where have they gone? There has been corruption reported on the dissemination of food parcels and selling of essential worker/travel permits.

This is a matter of transparency.

Dr Thula Sizwe Dlamini and Watson Vuyo Matsa are co-founders of eSusFarm Africa. eSusFarm® is an agri-fintech that specialises in tracking and providing advanced agricultural statistical data to smallholder farmers and the entire agri-value chain.

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