Overheard at Africa Agriculture Science Week, in Accra

Entrance to FARA’s 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), in Accra, Ghana, 15-20 Jul 2013 (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). The following remarks were noted by members of the delegation of 22 staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who participated in the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), ‘Africa Feeding Africa’, organized by the … Continue reading

Central Africa / East Africa / Event report / Geodata / ILRI / PIL

New web portal ‘AgInvest’ to track agricultural investments in Africa

Graphic recording of securing sustainable funding session at the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM 2013) 15–17 May 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (credit: ILRI). ‘AgInvest, a new web portal that will track resource allocation to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) by governments, development partners and other stakeholders is set to be released in 2013. … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Food Security / Kenya

Kenya receives Sh2.5b aid to boost food security

Kenya has received Sh2.5 billion from the US Government to boost the country’s food security and eradicate hunger. Part of the funds will be used to fund agricultural related activities and nutrition. Speaking on Wednesday during the signing ceremony of a Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in Nairobi, US ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger … Continue reading