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[Nigeria] ACDI/VOCA launches Alliance Agriculture to create millionaire farmers
21-08-2017 | 14:37:00
ACDI/VOCA has launched Alliance Agriculture in Nigeria, a private-sector-led partnership to pilot an integrated network of input supply, buyers, and smallholder farmers around shared use irrigation schemes.
Earth Alive’s Soil Activator gains receives final registration for sale in Côte D’Ivoire
21-08-2017 | 14:29:00
Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. a leading Canadian Clean-Tech company, reports that it’s organic and patent-pending soil inoculant Soil Activator® has gained final registration for sale in Côte D’Ivoire.
[Uganda] AgDevCo invests $450,000 in Talian Company to scale up operations
21-08-2017 | 11:31:03
AgDevCo, a social impact agribusiness investor, has announced a $450,000 debt investment into a Ugandan milling business, Talian Company Limited.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Keeping the African flower more competitive in the wake of climate change
18-08-2017 | 08:59:00
African countries notably Kenya and Ethiopia continue to feature prominently in the global flower industry with the sector being on a meteoric rise flower industry has been on a meteoric rise, both in production and exports.
Kenya and Uganda farmers boost yields, grow incomes with radio
17-08-2017 | 08:41:00
A growing number of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Uganda continue to boost household incomes, improve nutrition and ease pressure on forests, thanks to interactive radio programmes.
Dangote, GrowAfrica and Nigeria Agribusiness Group sign MoU for more investment in agriculture
14-08-2017 | 10:57:00
As part of efforts to boost private sector’s investment in agriculture, Dangote Group, GrowAfrica and Nigeria Agribusiness Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Heifer International program to provide jobs to 25,000 East African youth
11-08-2017 | 15:55:23
The nonprofit Heifer International is launching a five-year, $18 million program in partnership with Mastercard Foundation to help 25,000 young people start small businesses or find jobs in the agricultural industry in East Africa.
Transformation of cocoa production, rural economy, energy in focus as AfDB president Adesina visits Ghana
02-08-2017 | 15:14:31
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, is championing the transformation of the rural economies of African countries as the fastest way to lift millions of people out of poverty.
Mahindra and Springfield Agro Limited launch farm to folk initiative in Nigeria
31-07-2017 | 13:47:00
Springfield Agro Limited, in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group have announced its collaboration with Katsina State Government, and launched the FarmTo-Folk initiative.
Zimbabwe secures $242 million from EU and FAO to bolster agriculture
31-07-2017 | 13:39:01
The Government of Zimbabwe has secured USD242 million from the European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO to support the agriculture sector.
[Tanzania] WFP in four year strategic plan to boost sustainable agriculture, improve markets
28-07-2017 | 15:13:01
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.
Indorama unveils $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria
28-07-2017 | 13:47:54
Acting Nigerian President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated a giant world-class fertilizer plant, built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited at a cost of $1.5 billion.
[Ethiopia] Farm Africa pilots use of micro insurance to cushion pastoralists from weather changes
28-07-2017 | 11:10:00
In the face of an increasingly uncertain climate, Farm Africa is piloting the use of microinsurance to help pastoralists in the Ethiopian lowlands protect their main asset: their livestock.
Helios acquires African fertilizers and inputs operations from Louis Dreyfus
27-07-2017 | 13:39:55
Africa-focused private investment firm Helios Investment Partners, the leading, has acquired Fertilizers and Inputs Holding B.V. which holds Louis Dreyfus Company’s Africa-based fertilizers and inputs operations.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Africa’s economic stardom is pegged on value addition
27-07-2017 | 13:24:00
In one of the most historic payouts in the history of Kenyan agriculture, tea farmers last year received Sh61.99 billion, about $597 million, in what was attributed to a favourable demand for the leaf at the international markets and good climate.
UNIDO project seeks to revive Egypt’s cotton industry
26-07-2017 | 15:29:41
A new UNIDO project will help revive the Egyptian cotton industry which produces some of the highest quality fibre, known all over the world as Egypt’s ‘white gold’.
Burkina Faso receives $60 million for livestock development support from World Bank
26-07-2017 | 10:38:47
The World Bank has approved a $60 million International Development Association credit for Burkina Faso. Of the estimated 300,000 producers to benefit from the Livestock Sector Development Support Project, 30 percent are women and 20 percent are young people.
Kenya Horticultural Council unveiled to drive compliance with export standards
26-07-2017 | 08:31:00
The Kenya Horticultural Council (KHC) has been launched to support the industry’s growth by championing compliance with domestic and international quality standards and other market access requirements.
[Tanzania] AgDevCo invests $225,000 in Kingchick Poultry
25-07-2017 | 08:29:33
AgDevCo, a social impact agribusiness investor has announced a $225,000 debt investment into a Tanzanian poultry business.
[Guinea Bissau] Frutas & Legumes receives $3.4 million boost from IFC to scale production
21-07-2017 | 08:37:00
International Finance Corporation has invested three million Euros in Frutas & Legumes, a vertically integrated producer and exporter of cashew nuts and mangoes in Guinea-Bissau.
[Interview] Bako Ambianda, Chairman and CEO, Labacorp Group Limited, Cameroon
20-07-2017 | 16:00:00
Labacorp Group has built a name and legacy in key economic sectors spanning real estate, agribusiness, manufacturing and construction among others. It oversees the activities of nine wholly owned-majority owned operating member companies
Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana form AFFRUIBANA to champion interests of fruit farming
20-07-2017 | 15:41:00
Several African fruit producers and exporters have come together to create "AFFRUIBANA", the First Pan-African Association in defence of their Interests with members drawn from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
Africa Plantation Capital expands Kenyan operations
19-07-2017 | 10:45:30
Africa Plantation Capital, one of the APC Group's associated companies, has now expanded its operations in Kenya with the acquisition of one more large piece of land for the creation of Phase 2 of its high value bamboo plantation operations.
Farming financing programs set to secure international demand for produce from small farmers in Rwanda and Tanzania
19-07-2017 | 08:24:32
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania.
Emergency goat distribution to restore livelihoods in North East Nigeria
18-07-2017 | 10:31:00
To strengthen resilience of communities from the loss of livestock assets, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has distributed 3600 goats to improve household nutrition and rebuild livelihood of vulnerable communities
Elgon Kenya becomes first agro input company in East and Central Africa to attain Superbrands status
18-07-2017 | 09:22:37
Leading agro input company Elgon Kenya has been awarded the 2017-2018 Superbrands East Africa status becoming the first agro input company in the region,
FAO teams up with AUC to spearhead Africa’s response against Fall Armyworm
18-07-2017 | 09:18:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the African Union Commission have agreed to collaborate on an immediate response to manage and control the fast-spreading Fall Armyworm (FAW) outbreak in Africa.
Aliko Dangote invests $4.6b in Nigeria Agriculture
13-07-2017 | 12:12:42
Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production.
Case IH enters Nigerian tractor market through partnership with Dizengoff
13-07-2017 | 09:28:00
Case IH has entered the Nigerian market by unveiling tractors that will be sold and serviced by its exclusive distributor and after-sales service supplier, Dizengoff Nigeria.
Bayer and Fair Planet extend collaboration to improve access to high quality vegetable seeds in Ethiopia
13-07-2017 | 07:18:00
Bayer has said it will continue its collaboration with the non-profit organization Fair Planet in the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for another four years.
World Bank and FAO sign $6m agreement to support Mozambique towards sustainable forests
11-07-2017 | 10:09:23
Today, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed the $6 million agreement to support the Government of Mozambique in its efforts to strengthen the sustainable management of its forest sector
[Startup Interview] Lateef Apau Wiredu, CEO and Owner, Ilaha Ghana Company Ltd
11-07-2017 | 10:05:00
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops as more farmers abandon it for more modern crops, the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value addition efforts of Lateef Apau Wiredu, the owner and CEO of Ilaha Ghana Company Limited
[Zambia] Over 61,000 farmers to benefit from $22.2 million from IFAD to boost food security
11-07-2017 | 07:38:00
More than 61,000 smallholder farmers will benefit from a financial agreement signed between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Zambia.
[South Africa] Growing market participation for new JSE agri product
10-07-2017 | 15:01:47
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange recently launched a Soya Bean Crush futures contract which provides simultaneous exposure to soya beans as well as its processed by-products.
[Column] Hosea Machuki: Kenya can double its horticulture export earnings
07-07-2017 | 07:52:05
The Kenya horticulture sector is set to undergo major changes as the country fights to consolidate its international markets.
Ethiopian Government sets plan in motion to save dwindling forests
06-07-2017 | 09:49:00
Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change.
Guinea eyes export of 100 tonnes of pineapple by January 2018
05-07-2017 | 15:58:00
The Delivery Unit, under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea (DU), the Ministry of Agriculture and main actors in the sector have set a target of 100 tons of fresh pineapple exports targeting international markets , by the end of January 2018.
Eastern and Southern Africa benefit from $19 million investment to boost food security
05-07-2017 | 15:49:00
A new $19 million investment has been launched to support will support greater food security and improve nutrition throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.
AfDB and Government of Japan launch Japan-Africa Energy Initiative
05-07-2017 | 10:31:00
The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa.
Indian Ocean Islands, East African countries collaborate to enhance responsible fisheries practices
04-07-2017 | 08:12:00
Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa have come together to develop strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices.
Nigeria begins yam export to Europe
29-06-2017 | 09:35:00
The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that it would formally flag off the export of yam to Europe on Thursday.
New Holland to distribute its products directly in South Africa
29-06-2017 | 09:15:00
New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial has opened a new branch to distribute and support its products and services in South Africa and neighbouring markets.
AfDB President Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina wins World Food Prize for championing sustainable agriculture
28-06-2017 | 16:26:03
The World Food Prize 2017 goes to Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group "for helping Africa get it right in agriculture and making it a key player of securing food for the world.”
[South Africa] Kaap Agri lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
27-06-2017 | 10:04:00
Kaap Agri Limited has listed in the “Speciality Retailer” sector of the JSE’s Main Board. Kaap Agri is the 7th company to list on the JSE this year.
Kenya unveils new standard for fruits and vegetable exports
27-06-2017 | 07:38:00
The Kenya horticulture sector is set to undergo major changes as the country seeks to consolidate its international market, the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) Chairman Apollo Owuor told a gathering of exporters in Nairobi last week.
World Organization for Animal Health approves South Africa developed diagnostic test for African horse sickness
26-06-2017 | 12:14:00
The World Organisation for Animal Health has approved a South African developed diagnostic test for African horse sickness (AHS), a potentially deadly horse disease.
EAC member states sign CAADP Compact to transform Agriculture for inclusive economic development
26-06-2017 | 09:17:33
The EAC Partner States have signed Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact as they champion agriculture as the engine of social and economic growth.
[Kenya] Safaricom launches digital solution for farmers
23-06-2017 | 09:32:41
Safaricom has launched Connected Farmer, a mobile and web based service that will help agricultural processing businesses in production planning by opening a communication line with farmers.
New equipment to boost safety and quality of Kenyan food
21-06-2017 | 08:32:00
Kenyan food is set to be safer than ever after the European Union made available state-of-the art equipment that will enable national food control authorities to test the quality and safety of a wide range of food products.
Elgon Kenya launches information centre to bridge agricultural knowledge gap
21-06-2017 | 06:32:00
Agro input company Elgon Kenya has unveiled a first of its kind information center, meant to address smallholder farmers concerns and questions in their food production pursuit.
Uganda, Chinese consortium sign agreement on trade, livestock and transport projects
19-06-2017 | 16:28:15
Uganda and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding three proposed investment projects ranging from trade, agriculture and transport.
COMESA develops seed labels and certificates for intra regional trade
16-06-2017 | 15:28:18
Intraregional seed trade is set for a boost following the introduction of seed labels and certificates to be utilized by seed companies for large consignment crossing the borders.
Elanco Animal Health receives $2.7 million to boost food security in East Africa
15-06-2017 | 16:07:41
Elanco Animal Health has received a $2.86 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries.
AfDB President Adesina receives Life-time Award for Child Nutrition
15-06-2017 | 10:03:16
The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, was honored with the 2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation in Washington D.C., on Tuesday, 13 June 2017.
Afrexim announces support for development of cotton value chain in West Africa
13-06-2017 | 08:20:18
The African Export-Import Bank will explore ways to support the development of the cotton value chain across the West Africa region.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture expands research investment with 205.5 hectare research farm in Nigeria
12-06-2017 | 11:44:57
As the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) marks its 50th anniversary, the Institute today inaugurated a new research station in Ago-Owu in Osun state, Nigeria.
Elgon Kenya, Dudutech IPM Solutions partnership heralds new dawn for horticulture industry
12-06-2017 | 09:04:32
Leading agro input dealer Elgon Kenya has entered into a strategic partnership with respected IPM category products producer Dudutech that will see Elgon distributes Dudutech’s globally recognized products, an arrangement billed as a game changer to the horticulture industry in the country.
Angola to Explore Business Opportunities in Agriculture, Dairy, Meat, Oil and Gas and Mining - Report
09-06-2017 | 14:37:00
Angola is one of the fastest growing and most promising economies in Africa. Angola's high GDP growth is driven by high international oil prices.
[Kenya] Nestlé in record payout to coffee farmers as production soars
09-06-2017 | 09:56:00
Coffee farmers aligned to the Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan program in Kenya have received one of the best payouts in 5years as a result of a sharp rise in the production of premium grade coffee.
Elgon Kenya partners with UPL to unveil water absorbent product
06-06-2017 | 11:16:53
Elgon Leading agro input company Elgon Kenya has partnered with global plant health and seed company UPL to unveil a unique soil enhancer that absorbs and releases moisture and nutrients only when plants need them.
[Nigeria] Heritage Bank supports Triton Group reforestation project in Oyo State
05-06-2017 | 10:31:00
Heritage Bank has thrown its weight behind Globus Resources, a subsidiary of theTriton Group, to flag off the second phase of afforestation program in Oyo state.
Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Democratic Republic of Congo
31-05-2017 | 11:05:00
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs from DR Congo following outbreaks of high pathogenic H5 avian influenza
[Nigeria] Dangote to spend 10 billion dollars on rice cultivation, gives tools to block makers
30-05-2017 | 02:53:00
The Dangote Group shone at the just concluded 2017 Gateway Trade fair which was held in Abeokuta, emerging as the second most patronised exhibitor.
Nigeria’s agricultural sector is now attracting us - Spain
29-05-2017 | 13:32:40
The Embassy of Spain in Nigeria on Thursday announced that Nigeria’s current efforts at developing her agricultural sector had started attracting the interest of more Spanish companies.
[Ethiopia] Advanced Maize seed adoption programme grows yields among smallholder farmers
26-05-2017 | 12:08:50
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont have announced that the Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), exceeded its goal by 150 percent to boost maize productivity
AGCO sets eyes on Africa with its Challenger farm machinery business
25-05-2017 | 13:39:17
Worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, AGCO has announced it intends to develop its Challenger farm machinery business in Africa.
AfDB agribusiness funding lays strong foundation for transforming African agriculture
23-05-2017 | 10:10:47
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided a roadmap to the growth of agriculture in African countries with a plan to inject nearly US $2.4 billion every year for 10 years to build roads, irrigation infrastructure and storage facilities within Africa to attract high-value investors.
[Nigeria] OGUNCCIMA lauds Dangote Group’s collaboration as Group’s subsidiaries offer products at subsidised prices
23-05-2017 | 08:44:00
The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has commended the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group for its giant strides in economic development of the country through massive investments in several sectors of the economy describing the feat as worthy of emulation by other Nigerians.
Drones East Africa Conference | 20-21 June 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
22-05-2017 | 13:33:00
Whether you are already using drones or are looking to use drones, make certain you know about the updated KCAA regulations, as well as the different applications for drones that can help your company reduce costs, save time, and possibly even save lives.
Swaziland and FAO sign $19 million five year country programming framework
22-05-2017 | 10:24:00
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Kingdom of Swaziland have signed a five-year $19 million Country Programming Framework (CPF).
[Free Webinar] Smart Agriculture: African Agriculture in the 21st Century
19-05-2017 | 14:03:00
As president of the Africa Business Portal I would like to invite you to our next webinar Smart Agriculture: African Agriculture in the 21st Century.
Afreximbank pledges financial support to Guinea's development plan and power agenda
17-05-2017 | 16:19:44
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will provide financial support to assist Guinea in the implementation of its national development plan and related investment programme, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the Bank, has said in Conakry.
Fendt tractors launch in South African market
17-05-2017 | 10:26:26
High tech brand company involved in sale of tractors and harvesting machines Fendt has introduced to the South African market four tractors as it seeks to establish a toe hold in the African market.
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs $450 million export financing agreement with Burkina Faso
16-05-2017 | 09:34:59
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation has signed a three -year’s $ 450 million socioeconomic development framework agreement with the Government of Burkina Faso.
IFC invests in Fertiplant to boost agriculture in East Africa
15-05-2017 | 10:14:00
International Finance Corporation has announced a $10 million loan to Fertiplant East Africa Ltd to enable the company to set up a fertilizer plant in Kenya. The plant will supply locally produced fertilizer at affordable prices, helping farmers improve crop yields and their incomes.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Pause and reflect on role of inputs in breaking hunger cycle
12-05-2017 | 08:48:46
On average Kenya imported around 500,000 metric tons of fertilizer each year to sate growing demand by farmers both large and small scale, emerging as the second largest fertilizer market in Africa after South Africa in overall tonnage.
SAP launches rural sourcing management solution to support East African farmers
11-05-2017 | 09:49:38
SAP has announced the launch of its SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution connecting smallholder farmers and suppliers in rural areas with the supply chain of global agribusinesses and consumer products companies.
Kenya seeks to grow exports to Benin
10-05-2017 | 13:45:49
Kenya has set its eyes on Benin in its latest quest to expand the export market for its products, including coffee, tea and fresh produce.
Kenya set to host over 5,000 flower growers and buyers for the sixth year in a row
05-05-2017 | 15:33:00
Over 5,000 flower growers, breeders and buyers are set to congregate in Nairobi next month for the annual International Flower Trade Expo, now in its sixth year.
Nordic Development Fund teams up with ECA and partners on unique climate resilience facility
02-05-2017 | 12:36:46
AFRI-RES, a unique facility to support climate proofing of Africa’s long-lived infrastructure investments, was given significant impetus with the formal approval of funding of 5 million Euros by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) for its programme activities.
Africa Re, IFC develop index insurance products to increase access to farmers’ financing
02-05-2017 | 12:27:04
Africa Reinsurance Corporation and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group have partnered to support a technical workshop on risk modelling and strategic decision-making for index insurance products.
[Kenya] Stephen Karau picked to head World Trade Organization agricultural trade negotiations
02-05-2017 | 10:24:00
Members of the World Trade Organization have picked the Kenyan ambassador to the organization Mr. Stephen Karau, to chair negotiations on agricultural trade issues at the Geneva-based organisation, breaking months of deadlock over who should take on the role.
[Zambia] Smallholder farmers to gain access to high quality seeds through a $1.8 million programme
28-04-2017 | 11:51:09
Syngenta in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme implemented by Fintrac Inc., to help smallholder farmers gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers.
FAO launches real time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture
27-04-2017 | 14:33:22
Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce African countries, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by FAO.
[Angola] AfDB country support strategy focuses on Agricultural Transformation, Infrastructure Development in the next five years
27-04-2017 | 10:16:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Bank’s Angola Country Strategy Paper (CSP) to guide its interventions in the country in the next five years, focusing on Inclusive growth through agricultural transformation and supporting sustainable infrastructure development.
[Ethiopia] Beef exporter receives $7 million boost from Norfund
24-04-2017 | 15:44:23
The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) has announced an investment of $7.4 million in Verde Beef Processing PLC, an Ethiopian beef producer.
Oserian Flowers signs its employees to mobile health insurance
24-04-2017 | 09:13:53
Kenya's leading grower and exporter of cut flowers, Oserian Development Company, has signed its workers to a mobile health insurance scheme becoming the first flower firm globally and large employer in the agricultural sector in Kenya to embrace e-health.
Cros Agro to set up French Fries and Potato Flakes processing factory in Nigeria
19-04-2017 | 10:53:00
Cros Agro Allied Ltd, a Nigerian agribusiness company, has announced a commitment to invest $65 million in the country’s potato sector.
[Zimbabwe] Agronomists push for conservation agriculture
17-04-2017 | 11:15:00
Agronomists are advocating for conservation agriculture (CA) and growing of crop varieties to improve crop yields.
[Zimbabwe] New Law to allow livestock as bank collateral
14-04-2017 | 10:14:00
Zimbabwe is hoping to enlist cows, goats and sheep in an attempt to revive its credit-starved economy after President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party proposed a law to make livestock eligible for backing bank loans.
[Zimbabwe] Government and WFP in five year plan to build country’s resilience and end hunger
12-04-2017 | 13:17:00
The World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Government of Zimbabwe, launched a five-year plan today to build resilience, end hunger and boost nutrition in country.
[Ghana] Cocoa farmers bet on modern purchasing model to grow income
12-04-2017 | 06:40:00
Over 25,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana have been registered with a high tech purchasing model championed by agricultural multinational Cargill that allows them to sell directly to the company therefore reaping higher market value for their produce.
Kenyan avocado farmers receive GlobalG.A.P certification
11-04-2017 | 13:53:00
More than 300 Kenyan farmers have received GlobalG.A.P. certification - opening the door to the European market - with support from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
$13 million fund targets 15,000 Nigeria and Tanzania youth with agrifood employment
11-04-2017 | 07:41:00
A five-year, $13 million collaboration between Michigan State University and The MasterCard Foundation will help 15,000 young people access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Tanzania and Nigeria.
Kenya and Seychelles agree to collaborate on fisheries, aviation and maritime security
07-04-2017 | 16:18:09
Kenya and Seychelles have agreed to collaborate in areas of fisheries, livestock, marine security and aviation among others following Seychelles President Danny Faure visit to Kenya.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Why Africa should pay more attention to recommendations of just concluded Post harvest conference
07-04-2017 | 08:36:09
Kenya recently hosted the continent to a first of its kind meet, to deliberate the biting concern of food lost after harvest, a gathering that came with life changing recommendations capable of taming a situation blamed for over 40 per cent of all food lost in Africa.
[Cameroon] Cotton sector receives $16.5 million shot in the arm from IFC
06-04-2017 | 09:12:11
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed a $16.5 million investment with Standard Chartered Bank Cameroon.
[Nigeria] Economically sustainable seed businesses key in transforming cassava production
06-04-2017 | 08:17:58
Seed sector professionals have said that businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity.
[Ghana] Fisher folk to benefit from Tigo Fishers Network services
05-04-2017 | 12:38:37
The USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), a US Government funded food security project which seeks to rebuild Ghana’s marine fish stock has signed a partnership agreement with the Fisheries Commission and Mobile Network Operator, Tigo.
[Ethiopia] Omo Kuraz-II sugar plant commences trial production
30-03-2017 | 14:00:00
Omo Kuraz-II, one of the four sugar factories being built under Omo Kuraz sugar development projects, has begun trial production this month.