Africa Agribusiness

Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline raises $1.5m from Dutch investor Oikocredit

09-27-2022 | 10:57:00
Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline announced the second close of a Pre-Series A investment raise with an additional $1.5 million investment from Dutch social impact investor Oikocredit.

Agribusiness Development Centre launched a Business Accelerator Program (BAP)

09-26-2022 | 13:23:00
Agribusiness Development Centre powered by dfcu limited and Rabo foundation has launched a Business Accelerator Program (BAP) that will attract Agribusinesses getting out of ideation phase and offer them a business acceleration opportunity which should enable these enterprises to attract markets and funding for growth and sustainability of their operations.

African Development Bank issues $100m 7-year ''Feed Africa'' theme bond

09-23-2022 | 13:36:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), has issued a $100 million 7-year ''Feed Africa'' theme bond due September 2029. The new issuance was arranged by Citigroup Global Markets and sold to a single Japanese investor, Norinchukin Bank.

Nedbank partners with SA PALS to transform South Africa's agricultural sector

09-23-2022 | 13:18:00
Nedbank has announced a partnership with South African Partners in Agri Land Solutions (SA PALS), to facilitate transformation in the agricultural sector through a funding programme in enterprise development.

TradeMark East Africa and CABI partner to enhance market access for regional produce

09-23-2022 | 09:17:38
The two organisations have collaborated since 2017 to implement various Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures (SPS) projects across East Africa in, among other areas, conducting studies on SPS Gaps in the region and tools to remedy the situation.

Pitch AgriHack 2022 announced Six youth technology innovators in Africa as winners

09-22-2022 | 12:18:00
Six youth technology innovators in Africa’s agriculture and food sectors win cash prizes in Pitch AgriHack 2022.

Terraformation launches new alliance to tackle global seed shortage and scale reforestation

09-22-2022 | 08:36:37
The Alliance will initially focus on inadequate seed supply as a barrier to reforestation at scale.

OPEC Fund provides $60m loan to promote food security, agricultural development in Côte d’Ivoire

09-20-2022 | 13:23:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development is providing a $60 million loan in support of the Northern Agro-Industrial Pole Project (2PAI-Nord) in Côte d’Ivoire to finance the development of high-potential geographical areas called Agropoles.

Mastercard and Ecobank Group partner to digitize agricultural value chains in Africa

09-16-2022 | 07:08:30
Under the partnership, Ecobank will extend the reach and impact of the Mastercard Farm Pass platform leveraging its Pan-African network of 33 countries.

CFAO Consumer Retail ouvre un nouveau magasin Carrefour Market en Côte d’Ivoire

09-14-2022 | 12:10:00
CFAO Consumer Retail ouvre son premier centre commercial en Côte d’Ivoire, Ils se composent d’un supermarché Carrefour, d’un espace de restauration « food court » et d’une galerie marchande composée de nombreuses boutiques et de services.

AGRA and GAIN signed cooperation agreement

09-12-2022 | 10:33:43
The heads of the African Green Revolution Alliance (AGRA) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) signed a new five-year cooperation agreement at the 2022 African Green Revolution Forum in Kigali.

COMESA, partners unveil digital regional food balance sheet

09-09-2022 | 08:31:53
This initiative will help the region to inform policy and business decisions on food security, agricultural trade and investment.

Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah is 2022 Africa Food Prize Laureate

09-08-2022 | 10:56:26
The Director of West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, has been named the 2022 Africa Food Prize Laureate for his achievements in training African Agricultural Scientists for Africa.

GIZ s’associe avec Comoé Capital pour renforcer l’agro-industrie ivoirienne

09-08-2022 | 10:24:00
Comoé Capital, en partenariat avec la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a récemment lancé une nouvelle initiative visant à renforcer le secteur agroalimentaire et à contribuer à la mise en place de chaînes d’approvisionnement durables en Côte d’Ivoire.

New report calls for urgent action to cushion Africa’s food systems from shocks – AASR

09-08-2022 | 08:55:00
The 2022 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR22) was launched with a call for African governments to lead and coordinate domestic and external efforts to urgently and holistically tackle food insecurity in the continent.
 
Features

How Africa can escape chronic food insecurity amid climate change, IMF

09-20-2022 | 13:08:00
Climate change is intensifying food insecurity across sub-Saharan Africa, where Russia’s war in Ukraine and the pandemic are also adding to food shortages and high prices.

[chronique] Marlene Mutimawase: Hausse des prix des produits alimentaires, une grande pression pour les PMEs

09-19-2022 | 08:53:00
La hausse des prix des denrées alimentaires et des intrants, ainsi que les défis contextuels actuels, mettent les PME du secteur alimentaire sous pression en Afrique.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata: Responding to crisis, growing Africa’s food systems

09-16-2022 | 09:35:00
The World Bank warns that for each one percentage point increase in food prices, 10 million people are thrown into extreme poverty. If food prices stay this high for a year, global poverty could go up by more than 100 million people.

[Column] Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina: The African Emergency Food Production Facility

08-17-2022 | 10:18:00
Today and well into the future, the African Development Bank is delivering a proven plan to unlock Africa’s food production potential and see Africa become a breadbasket to the world.

The future of agricultural access to finance

08-03-2022 | 10:24:22
The agribusinesses were assessed initially in 2019, then they were given targeted training and capacity building to increase their professionalism based on the results of their baseline assessment.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata: The lessons learned from the last food crisis – A solution?

07-08-2022 | 14:19:23
The situation is further compounded by rising energy prices, and disruptions to the supply of fertilisers, the prices of which are already fluctuating at levels unseen since the global financial crisis because of higher gas prices.

[Colonne] M. Sadiki: La rareté des eaux d'irrigation, principal défi du secteur agricole

07-06-2022 | 10:17:00
La rareté des eaux d'irrigation constitue le principal défi auquel est confronté le secteur agricole durant la campagne actuelle, a indiqué le ministre de l'Agriculture, de la Pêche maritime, du Développement rural et des Eaux et Forêts, Mohammed Sadiki.

[Column] Dr Agnes Kalibata: It’s time to step up Africa’s adaptation plans, for food and nutrition security

07-04-2022 | 09:22:00
In the last five years, Africa has endured several shocks and stresses – from locust and Fall Army Worm attacks to droughts in Eastern Africa and floods in Southern Africa.

Protecting food systems in Kenya: Farmers in need of policies to cope with drought

06-24-2022 | 15:33:26
While initiatives are already in place to support the communities that are affected by drought, there is need for development of strategies that provide long term solutions for the affected counties.

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Catalyzing private investments in agriculture

06-10-2022 | 13:00:00
The recent decision by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to open an office serving the East and Southern African regions is a pointer to the crucial role farmers play in the region play in the East African, continental and global food systems.

[Column] Nelson Maina: Placing Kenyan agriculture agenda in national discourse

06-09-2022 | 16:19:24
development. The gathering of experts drawn across the divide came amidst rising concerns over escalating costs in both production and consumer goods, an environment that doesn’t favour food security.

[Column] Nelson Maina: Why Kenyan government should reduce fertilizer prices to bolster food security

05-18-2022 | 10:30:00
Kenya’s cost of living has hit unprecedented highs with prices of basic commodities being out of reach for many citizens.

[Colonne] Alex Pierre-Arnaud Assanvo: La Cacaoculture durable, une Solution

05-16-2022 | 09:05:00
Grâce au DRD, 516 milliards de FCFA ont été payés aux planteurs ivoiriens au titre de la campagne 2020-2021 pour une production de 2,225 millions de tonnes de cacao

[Interview] Claudia Castellanos, CEO, Black Mamba, Eswatini

03-08-2022 | 09:07:20
​​​​​​​Claudia Castellanos is the Co-Founder and CEO of Black Mamba, an Eswatini-based brand that manufactures and distributes specialty food products such as chilli sauces, pestos, chutneys and jams among others.

[Interview] Stephen Oehley, CEO, Xtendevent, South Africa

03-03-2022 | 12:50:00
Stephen Oehley is the CEO of Xtendevent, an infrastructure for organising trade shows, digital expositions and corporate events.