The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month.
Chad Tender and Business News
Vizocom is forming a strategic partnership with fixed satellite solution service provider iSAT Africa to merge mutual business relationship and operate satellite platforms such as the AFRICASAT-1a.
A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and Bridge Alliance (of 35 providers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa) are demonstrating a solution for multi-country deployment of IoT devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, using Gemalto's LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution.
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry, genetic erosion continues.
The relationship challenges that the world’s 2 billion couples confront vary considerably by circumstances, including age, sex, education, income, marital status, family size, length of relationship, urban-rural residence, customs, religion and region of the world. Nevertheless, 10 major challenges among married and cohabiting couples may be identified across countries.
A petition has been posted on the White House's web site calling for Obama's prosecution for war crimes in The Hague.
Cummins (Cummins.com), the world's leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting it with the official distribution of its engine, generator, and filter system product lines in several African countries.
The United Nations is callingon developed and developing countries alike to implement innovative financing mechanisms with a view to raising much-needed funds to assist with the development of the neediest countries. The institution of surcharges on globalized activities is one of the four broad categories of innovative finance mechanisms that have been identified.
Income inequality in the world is getting worse and is bringing with it further damage to the poorest of the world's population.
The World Metereological Organization is evaluating the success of a four-year project to improve the provision and use of meteorological information and tools for farmers in West Africa where agriculture and food security is heavily dependent on the weather.
Africa may well be the next frontier for growth and expansion for global telecom operators, but a number of major players have encountered serious challenges around the profitability of their investments in trying to establish a sustainable and economically viable footprint on the continent.
Major food commodity prices fell in November, reversing about half their rise in the previous month, as the cost of internationally-traded staples except for sugar fell across the board. Climate change impacts that will reverse that trend are on the rise.
While subsidies may still have some value in selected markets, there was general agreement among WTO members during a recent meeting on business in the cotton sector on November 26-27 that increased demand should mean an end to subsidies and increasingly open cotton markets.
The heads of the world’s largest development banks have pledged to work together to substantially increase climate investments and ensure that development programs going forward consider climate risks and opportunities.
In developing countries the agriculture sector bears much of the economic impact as extreme drought and flood result to an increase in production loss and food insecurity in vulnerable communities.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Expertise France conducted a five-day training on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to provide African governments with capacity for structuring win-win PPP projects in an effort to efficiently bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing needs.
Three Chadian regions will receive additional €1.5 million from the European Commission to continue the fight against child malnutrition.
Terrorism is a major threat that challenges the growth and development of a State and its people, thus it should be eliminated with the fastest, most legit and moral means the government can provide.
The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
In the face of rapid climate change and related increased presence of natural disasters, the major satellite operators throughout the world have signed a charter to provide guaranteed pre-positioned satellites with priority allocated bandwidth as part of a space-based "first responder" team.
Climate change is raising temperatures in Africa rapidly, resulting in extreme drought conditions, food shortages, and new illnesses spreading faster than any time in the past.
Some of the more serious impacts of climate change affect the mental as well as the physical conditions of people in the most severely affected regions. It is already visible in places as diverse as Peru and the Philippines and is getting worse.
Doctors without Borders has initiated a psychological care component of their medical services offered to Chad's refugees.
FedEx Corp. has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees escaping conflicts, and provide on-going assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.