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[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.
[Tanzania] YARA announces $26 million investment in Dar port to improve supply of fertilizer
29-03-2017 | 13:02:00
Tanzania is modernizing Dar es Salaam, its largest port, in partnership with local and foreign stakeholders. The Norwegian ambassador to Tanzania, Ms Hanne-Marie Kaarstad hopes the Tanzanian Government will provide and ensure a conducive business environment to Yara and other partners in future.
Kenya to launch drought fund to cushion affected areas
29-03-2017 | 08:59:00
Kenya will establish a National Drought Emergency Fund (NDEF) to cushion areas affected by the drought in future, the Government has announced.
Cros Agro Allied to invest $65m in Nigeria’s potato sector
28-03-2017 | 13:00:00
Cros Agro Allied Ltd, a Nigerian agribusiness company, has announced a commitment to invest $65 million in the country’s potato sector.
World Bank approves $200m credit to Nigeria to support agricultural productivity and improve livelihoods
27-03-2017 | 09:03:55
The World Bank today approved a $200 million credit to further support the Government of Nigeria in its efforts to enhance agricultural productivity of small and medium scale farmers in participating states.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Smallholder irrigation a key panacea to Africa’s perennial food shortage
24-03-2017 | 06:00:33
Farmers in Africa can create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they expanded their access to more capital, better technology, irrigated land and grow high-value nutritious foods according to a very insightful World Bank report dubbed Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness report in Africa.
[Namibia] Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra targets farmers with asparagus growing to sate global demand
23-03-2017 | 11:00:00
Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra (IAN) Grupo Alimentario a Spanish company intends to train farmers to in Namibia to grow asparagus which they will then sell to the company as it seeks to sate growing demand for the crop in the international market.
Africa Climate Change Fund scales up operations with new contributions from Italy and Flanders
22-03-2017 | 07:02:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the conversion of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) – established in 2014 with €4.725 million from the Government of Germany – to a multi-donor trust fund.
AgDevCo and CDC invest $11.5m in Jacoma Estates Group to expand its Malawian farming operations
20-03-2017 | 13:07:03
A new $11.5m investment in Jacoma Estates has been announced by CDC, the UK's development finance institution, and AgDevCo, a social impact investor targeting sub-Saharan Africa.
Ethiopia inaugurates integrated agro-industrial park with eye on 134,000 jobs
16-03-2017 | 06:36:00
Ethiopia has inaugurated the third integrated agro-industrial park (IAIP) being developed within the framework of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Ethiopia, a flagship programme of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Nine African countries commit to protect Congo Basin with Blue Fund
10-03-2017 | 08:19:43
Ministers from nine African nations (Morocco, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and Rwanda) have today gathered in Oyo at the invitation of the President of the Republic of the Congo to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of the Congo Basin Blue Fund.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Why we need change of tact in feeding a burgeoning population
10-03-2017 | 07:56:30
An array of population explosion, demand for food, and changes in weather are conspiring to defeat the food security resolve in the country.
[Tanzania] NMB to digitize agricultural sector with the Mastercard eKilimo mobile solution
09-03-2017 | 12:22:00
National Microfinance Bank Pic (NMB) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mastercard to ensure the digitization of the agricultural sector in Tanzania with the rollout of eKilimo, a mobile solution developed by the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion.
African Development Bank and Forest Investment Program sign loan with Form Ghana to restore Ghana’s forests
09-03-2017 | 08:07:16
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds’ Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP), have signed a $24-million loan agreement with Form Ghana Ltd., opening the door to commence the implementation of an innovative project on Public-Private Partnership
Untapped potential for Ugandan beekeepers
08-03-2017 | 12:08:23
Despite the large economic potential for honey production, many beekeepers in Uganda fail to produce and market enough honey to make a living from it.
AfDB and Government of Sudan launch ENABLE Youth Sudan Program
07-03-2017 | 06:34:00
The African Development Bank and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have launched the ENABLE Youth Program in Sudan.
[Kenya] Government to start cash payouts for pastoralists
07-03-2017 | 06:28:25
President Uhuru Kenyatta will this week formally launch cash payouts to support pastoralists to purchase fodder and animal feed for their stock until the drought comes to an end.
Mastercard Foundation partners with three organizations to improve livelihoods of over one million African farmers
06-03-2017 | 13:16:17
Mastercard Foundation partners with three organizations to improve to Improve livelihoods of over one million farmers
German Government unveils Marshall Plan with Africa at the AfDB
06-03-2017 | 09:18:00
The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, has unveiled his Government’s proposed “Marshall Plan” with Africa at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), saying the Plan can help resolve some of the challenges facing Africa.
[Zambia] Mercy Corps and Mastercard Foundation deepen financial inclusion with AgriFin Acelerate project
03-03-2017 | 15:44:52
Mercy Corps, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, has launched AgriFin Accelerate in Zambia; one of three countries in Africa where the program will operate. AgriFin Accelerate will help close the gap in access to financial and information services experienced by smallholder farmers, especially women and youth.
AgDevCo invests in Rwandan mushroom grower group
03-03-2017 | 06:27:44
Social impact agribusiness investor AgDevCo has announced a $0.45m debt investment into a Rwandan mushroom grower. The company, Kigali Farms, is completing a modern button mushroom production facility in Musanze District in the shadow of the Volcanoes National Park.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Rosey days ahead for Kenya flowers with the approval of direct flights to US
03-03-2017 | 06:12:37
The recent upgrading of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Category A status which now approved non- stop flights between Kenya and United States is one of Kenya’s greatest landmarks.
[Rwanda] 60 youth led agribusiness projects set for $72,000 funding
02-03-2017 | 14:16:35
Close to 60 agribusiness projects being run by young people across Rwanda have been listed to receive approximately $12,000 each in funding after the signing of an agreement between Business Development Fund (BDF) and Private Sector Federation (PSF).
[Kenya] Low seed volume and limited crop choices at local agrodealers threaten food security, study
02-03-2017 | 11:28:00
As Kenyans brace for another bout with drought, a new study released today finds local agrodealers could play a pivotal role in helping farmers adapt to climate change—yet their assistance is severely limited by a shortage of certified crop seed stocks and financing options.
[Sudan] AfDB President visits Africa’s leading sugar factory
02-03-2017 | 10:48:17
On February 28, 2017, the President of the African Development Bank visited the Kenana Sugar Company (KSC) in Sudan, which is by far Africa’s largest sugar-producing agro-industrial complex and world’s largest producer of white sugar.
[Sierra Leone] World Bank commits $4 million grant to the fisheries sector
01-03-2017 | 14:36:00
Sierra Leone will receive $4 million from the World Bank Group’s Global Environment Facility (GEF) for strengthening the national legal and regulatory framework, institutional development, strengthening fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities.
Nigeria heralds new dawn in cement production with 0.4 million tons export to neighbouring countries
01-03-2017 | 06:51:59
Following continuous increase in its production capacity, cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc has finally ended the era of Nigeria’s dependence on importation as the company exported 0.4 million tons of the product to other countries in 2016.
Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON Star Program
28-02-2017 | 12:06:27
Syngenta’s Seedcare program for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases for pearl millet, sorghum, maize, irrigated rice and rain-fed rice.
SEFA commits close to USD1m to energy access in The Gambia
28-02-2017 | 10:54:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $995,000-grant to the Republic of The Gambia to implement a program to facilitate private investments in Green Mini-Grids.
[Nigeria] NIRSAL to launch $300m agribusiness loan project for young farmers
23-02-2017 | 12:08:05
Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), an arm of the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced plans to launch a $300 million agribusiness loan project for young farmers across the country.
[Kenya] Sasini Limited mulls offloading 60 per cent stake in Savanna Coffee House
23-02-2017 | 06:45:00
One of Kenya’s largest tea and coffee producer Sasini Limited has said that it is set to seek shareholder’ approval to offset 60 per cent stake it has in Savanna Coffee House.
[Cameroon] Agrocam bets on GE’s gas engine technology to tame power outages in hatchery
22-02-2017 | 08:50:00
Central African region’s poultry hatchery, Agrocam, located in Douala Cameroon, has purchased one of General Electric’s Jenbacher J316 gas engines from Clarke Energy, GE’s distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Cameroon
Modern Poultry Industry is taking shape in Africa - Report
21-02-2017 | 12:27:00
Africa is ready to take its place on the world stage, as the poultry industry is evolving, from a national and regional basis to a more global platform, according to RaboResearch’s latest report ‘Time for Africa: Capturing the African Poultry Investment Opportunity’.
East African youth embrace agriculture as a side hustle, survey
16-02-2017 | 12:58:00
Millennials in East Africa are turning to Agriculture as a side business, a majority have attempted to turn their side hustle into their main focus borrowing starting capital from banks and relatives.
[Nigeria] Dangote, Rice Farmers, Sokoto Government sign Rice Growers Scheme Agreement
16-02-2017 | 09:36:00
A tripartite agreement spearheaded by the Dangote Rice Limited to create jobs for 16,000 outgrower rice farmers in Sokoto was yesterday signed.
Kenya receives $250 million from World Bank to fund climate smart agriculture
14-02-2017 | 14:19:00
The World Bank has approved financing of a $250 million smart agriculture project in Kenya that will run for five years.
[Nigeria] Minister of Science and Technology visits Nestlé Factory
14-02-2017 | 11:32:00
Today, the Honorable Minister of Science and Technology of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu paid an official visit to Nestlé’s state of the art Flowergate Factory located in Shagamu, Ogun State.
[Kenya] Safaricom Spark Fund invests in FarmDrive startup
14-02-2017 | 05:38:39
Safaricom Spark Venture Fund has today announced its investment in FarmDrive, a data analytics startup that connects small-scale farmers to financial services.
[Nigeria] Dangote sets to launch 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme in Sokoto
13-02-2017 | 14:55:58
Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group is set to launch in Sokoto. Sokoto state it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme with a prospect of hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants.
[Nigeria] Dangote Set to Launch 25,000 Hectares of Rice Outgrower Scheme in Sokoto
13-02-2017 | 10:04:20
Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group is set to launch in Sokoto. Sokoto state it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme with a prospect of hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants.
[Cameroon] Businessmen and Moscow Chamber of Commerce mull setting coffee trading market
09-02-2017 | 15:47:00
The association of Cameroon businessmen and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce are exploring the idea of setting up a coffee trading market. The project, which the Minister of Commerce
[Nigeria] Indorama Supplies NPK fertilizer at Cheaper Price to Farmers Nationwide
07-02-2017 | 13:15:00
The Presidential Committee on Fertilizer Initiative has expressed satisfaction with the participation of Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited, Port Harcourt, in the program aimed at supplying NPK fertilizer to farmers nationwide at cheaper cost.
FAO and EAC sign grant agreement to boost agribusiness among youth
06-02-2017 | 12:20:00
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation and the East Africa Community have signed a grant agreement to promote urban and rural agriculture and agribusiness so as to improve youth employment in EAC member states.
Aliko Dangote plans more investments in Energy and Agriculture sectors in Zambia
02-02-2017 | 13:30:00
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest in the energy and agricultural sectors of Zambia. Dangote made this known on Sunday when he paid a courtesy call to Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, in Lusaka.