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Malawi to receive a loan to fund rural agriculture

Malawi to receive a loan to fund rural agriculture

Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture is set to receive for the first time 10 million dollars in loan from OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for a rural livelihood and economic enhancement project set to benefit 24,000 rural farming households.

ECOWAS Bio-energy Forum opens in Bamako, Mali

ECOWAS Bio-energy Forum opens in Bamako, Mali

A three-day ECOWAS Bio-energy Forum is underway in the Malian capital, Bamako as part of efforts to support the development of regional and national bio-energy strategies to help Member States meet the energy needs of their people.

Linking farmers to markets critical for Africa’s rural development

Linking farmers to markets critical for Africa’s rural development

As a food crisis unfolds in West Africa’s Sahel region, some of the world’s leading experts in agriculture markets say the time is ripe to confront the “substantial inefficiencies” in trade policy, transportation, information services, credit, crop storage and other market challenges that leave Africans particularly vulnerable to food-related problems.