The world has been facing rising food prices for months. In West and Central Africa extreme upsurges in food prices, partly caused by measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, are leading to food insecurity and hunger, WFP warns.

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German and Chinese researchers have found out that maize can attract soil bacteria which help the plants to grow better. Their findings could enable plants to be bred which require less fertiliser and are therefore less…

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Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the new Fund for the Promotion of Innovation in Agriculture (i4Ag) supports projects which have the potential to contribute to…

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Digitisation

Digital technologies hold a huge potential for poverty reduction and inclusive development in rural areas, as numerous success stories show: recommendations on crop growing and veterinary extension services for farmers,…

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More than 900 million tonnes of food sold to households, retailers, restaurants and other food services were wasted in 2019, according to the Food Waste Index Report that aims to help countries track progress on UN…

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