African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says the African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million African smallholder farmers with certified seeds

Victoria Media FM
Victoria Media FM
African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says the African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million African smallholder farmers with certified seeds
/

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, May 20, 2022/ — The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the effects of the Russian war in Ukraine and its ramifications for food insecurity and food price inflation in Africa, and to agree on measures to be taken to avert a food crisis, discuss the African Emergency Food Production Plan, and policies needed to boost agriculture and transform the agricultural sector in Africa, to decouple it from these external shocks.

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says the African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million African smallholder farmers with certified seeds. It will increase access to agricultural fertilizers and enable them to rapidly produce 38 million tons of food. This is a $12 billion increase in food production in just two years

Victoria Media

Ukrainians granted temporary protection in July

In July 2022, among the EU Member States for which data are available, Poland granted the highest number of temporary protection statuses to Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine (57 290) as a consequence of Russia’s invasion.… [...]

Bosnia and Herzegovina joins EU Civil Protection Mechanism

Today Bosnia and Herzegovina becomes a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – the European solidarity framework that helps countries overwhelmed by a disaster. It comes as Commissioner for Crisis… [...]

:CANADA: At least 10 dead in stabbings across Saskatchewan

At least 10 people have died and several others were hurt in what Canadian authorities are calling a mass stabbing, Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police… [...]

ClimateLook

Temperatures are forecast to build this week, with heatwave thresholds likely to be met for much of the UK, particularly England and Wales. The heat will build through the week,… [...]

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following statement on prolonged heat… [...]

A new event summary from the Met Office shows that the UK’s recent extreme heat was far more intense and widespread than previous comparable heatwaves. This was the first time… [...]