Agriculture

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USAID West Africa Trade Hub encourages growth in strategic sectors

Request for Expressions of Interest in private sector grants of between $100,000 and $500,000 in Cabo Verde co-investment programme is underway. Deadline for submission is 31 March 2021.
food security

4 motivating factors to nourish your business plan in 2021

Four stories concerning the influence of how addressing food security also lend itself to increasing energy access and stimulating economies.
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Partnership cultivated to deliver solar-powered farming in Togo

Supplied by solar irrigation provider SunCulture, the Bboxx EDF Togo initiative will be deploying water pumps and arranging financing for customers.
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Safeguarding food security key to Africa’s economic recovery

Food security, agriculture and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) are crucial to the continent’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, according to the African Development Bank.
Mali

Mali: New solar plant just the beginning

A 50MW solar plant west of Bamako, Mali is now the largest operational plant in West Africa.
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Egyptian farmers to access finance for solar irrigation pumps

The IFC has partnered with the Agricultural Bank of Egypt to help Egyptian farmers’ access financing to purchase solar irrigation systems.
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Equipping women farmers in Africa for long-term success

Despite complications created by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, UN Women and Standard Bank are equipping women farmers in Africa with skills and resources to grow their businesses for long term success.
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How planting trees can reduce poverty and slow climate change

In combat of global warming effects, governments are embracing reforestation initiatives where a simple initiative is planting trees such as in Morocco.
New research from Sustainable Energy for All shows that energy access finance continues to be significantly off-track to meet 2030 targets.

Green funding to address climate resilience in Sudan

The Green Climate Fund has approved $25.6million to fund a climate resilience project in Sudan, designed to promote agriculture, health and food and water security.
AFCFTA trade

Ed’s note: Less aid, more trade clears the way to boost...

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement brings hope for future generations of entrepreneurs across all sectors.

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