Whether for profit or social motives - and often both - an increasing number of investors are targeting opportunities in African agriculture. At the same time innovative approaches for deploying aid to support farming businesses linked to smallholders are emerging. This blog provides a snapshot of who is doing what, where and how.

27 September 2009

UK commits to new deal for African agriculture

The UK has signed up to a new action plan that will help lift millions out of poverty and hunger by supporting African governments' agricultural development strategies. ReliefWeb link

25 September 2009

G20 asks World Bank to form farm trust fund for poor

The Group of 20 has called on the World Bank to work with donor agencies to create a multilateral trust fund to increase agricultural investment in poor countries, a draft G20 communique said on Friday. Reuters link

24 September 2009

World food output must rise 70 percent by 2050

The world will have to produce 70 percent more food by 2050 to feed a projected extra 2.3 billion people and as incomes rise, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday. Reuters link