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[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.