Agriculture

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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.
planting trees

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.
Standard Bank partnership closes sustainability-linked loan

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.
energy solutions

Africa Energy Generation prize extends to health and agribusiness

The competition rewards creativity, innovation and daring by offering support and training states Astria Fataki, the founder of Energy Generation.
cold chain

Rwandan cold chain centre of excellence steps up cooling strategy

A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and the cold chain in Kigali will help reduce food waste, boost profits and create jobs.
sudan

Ed’s note: Profiling Sudan: From oil giant to silent solar power...

Vulnerability to desertification and climate change has driven the need for Sudan to scale up solar photovoltaic projects in the coming years.
Solar Lab

Sudan’s first ‘Solar Lab’ to provide quality-assured technology

The core function of the Solar Lab is to ensure the quality and longevity of imported solar systems and to support Sudan’s solar revolution.
solar for agriculture

Solar for agriculture: Empowering farmers in Sudan

Farming in Sudan often relies on diesel-powered water pumps but using solar for agriculture has increased land use and productivity by nearly 50%.
energy plans

Changing energy plans and forming powerful habits

Our energy plans need policymakers to work in cohesion – where energy, water, food and housing are not addressed in isolation.

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