Africa Agribusiness

Egypt to get $3 billion from ITFC to cope with rising wheat prices

05-26-2022 | 11:50:45
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) will grant a $3 billion envelope to Egypt to enable it, among other things, to make its wheat purchases in a context of rising grain prices

Oland Group inaugure quatre nouvelles lignes de production de fromage fondu à Casablanca

05-26-2022 | 11:30:00
L’industriel marocain spécialisé dans l’agroalimentaire, Oland Group, a inauguré quatre nouvelles lignes dédiées à la production de fromage fondu, dans le cadre d’une convention étatique pour la promotion du made in Morocco.

La Côte d’Ivoire prévoit une production de caoutchouc naturel de 1,2 million de tonnes en 2022

05-26-2022 | 11:19:00
Depuis près de 15 ans, le secteur ivoirien de l’hévéa est sur une pente ascendante. Portée par le développement de l’industrie de la pneumatique, la production continue de croître.

Gro Intelligence launches agricultural data tool to tackle food crisis in Africa

05-23-2022 | 16:33:41
With The Rockefeller Foundation's support, this information will make it easier for countries around the world to navigate the unprecedented challenges connected to the current global food crisis.

Deux projets routiers désenclavent d’importantes zones agricoles de la RDC, avec le soutien de l'AfDB

05-23-2022 | 09:26:00
Au début des années 2010, Godelive Ngalula, commerçante à Kikwit, en République démocratique du Congo, mettait une semaine pour effectuer quelque 350 kilomètres en direction de Tshikapa, dans la province du Kasaï.

African Development Bank support for two road projects opens up major agricultural areas in the DRC

05-23-2022 | 09:08:00
In the early 2010s, Godelive Ngalula, a trader from Kikwit, the main town of Kwilu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, spent a week to travel the 350 kilometres (km) to Tshikapa in Kasaï Province and 50,000 Congolese francs (about $24.5) on food.

AGRA President, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, appointed to high-profile Climate Overshoot Commission 

05-19-2022 | 15:00:00
The President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRA, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, has been selected as one of 16 eminent members of the Climate Overshoot Commission. 

AfDB seeks US support for $1.5 billion emergency food plan for Africa

05-16-2022 | 15:53:26
The plan seeks to avert a looming food crisis in Africa caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

FAO puts forward proposals to address current and future food shortages

05-16-2022 | 15:49:46
The head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called on G7 nations to help anticipate future food shortages, as the war in Ukraine squeezes supplies, pushes prices to record highs and threatens already vulnerable nations across Africa and Asia.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics inaugure une nouvelle station d’empotage pour le Cacao à San-Pedro

05-16-2022 | 13:01:00
Grâce à un investissement d’un milliard de FCFA nouvelle station d’empotage permettra également à Bolloré Transport & Logistics d’améliorer sa qualité de service, avec un potentiel d’accroissement de 30 à 50 % du volume de cacao traité à ce jour, sur cette base logistique.

TINGO and MICT announce execution of definitive merger agreement

05-16-2022 | 09:37:59
The merger would create an over $900 million annual revenue and highly profitable Nasdaq-listed Fintech and Agri-Fintech company serving the African and Asian markets.

CIMMYT to lead CGIAR varietal improvement and seed delivery project in Africa

05-13-2022 | 13:13:58
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a player in innovative partnerships, breeding and agronomic science for sustainable agri-food systems, will lead the project.

Mali redevient premier producteur de coton en Afrique

05-12-2022 | 11:56:00
Le Mali redevient premier producteur de coton en Afrique avec un record de production de plus de 760 000 tonnes au titre de la campagne 2021-2022.

La Côte d’Ivoire bénéficiera du soutien de l’Egypte pour accroître sa production piscicole

05-12-2022 | 09:15:00
L’Egypte est prête à accompagner la Côte d’Ivoire dans sa volonté d’améliorer la performance de sa filière aquacole et renforcer l’offre en poissons sur le marché intérieur.

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority licenses Embu Coffee Farmers Marketing Agency

05-09-2022 | 13:26:55
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a license to the Embu Coffee Farmers Marketing Agency to operating as a coffee broker at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange.

[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.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Technology farming is the answer to Africa’s growing food demand

03-02-2022 | 11:35:00
The unprecedented population boom in Africa, the highest world over, continues to put more pressure on food producers as they grapple with having more mouths to feed.

[Column] Monica Parker: Why Kenya's potato sector is letting down smallholders and consumers alike

02-24-2022 | 13:04:55
The so-called potato shortage that impacted KFC in Kenya last month reveals less about supply issues, and more about the longstanding forces that hold back the diversification and professionalisation of the country’s potato sector.

[Column] Layih Butake: Recipes for success: A policy guide to African food systems transformation

02-04-2022 | 09:55:00
Africa’s trajectory to emergence and self-sufficiency has seen significant progress in achieving global and continental milestones such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Malabo Declaration.

[Interview] Nixon Mrinji, Agric-Services Manager, Mtibwa Sugar Estate, Tanzania

01-28-2022 | 09:50:56
Cane is supplied from the company’s fields and the rest through an outgrower scheme with the neighbouring farmers

[Interview] Emmanuel Kisinda, Managing Director, Kikombo Avocado Farm, Tanzania

01-25-2022 | 11:06:15
Kikombo Avocado Farm is a Tanzania-based company that deals with farming and selling of avocado and seedlings targeting both local and export markets, research and farmer trainings, consultation and management of avocado farming project.

[Column] Dr Tilahun Amede: Water management and technology can stave off worst effects of climate change

01-19-2022 | 15:36:32
Climate change, which is expressed in terms of drought, floods, and changing rainfall patterns and increased variability, is expected to hit sub-Saharan Africa most.

[Column] Vianey Rweyendela: Unlocking Tanzania farmers' potential to mitigate against climate change

12-02-2021 | 08:09:45
Tanzania’s people are its greatest asset, followed by its natural resources, which need conservation and protection from climate change hazards.

[Column] Dickson Naftali: Amplifying youth voices to grow a food secure future

11-23-2021 | 07:46:21
From a labour-force perspective, 11 million young people enter the job market every year, but only 3.7 million jobs are created to accommodate them.

[Column] Graham Chipande: Unlocking Malawi farmers’ access to finance

11-08-2021 | 12:59:28
More than 2 million smallholder farming families contribute to the economy of Malawi, but they struggle to sustain, grow and diversify their farming business.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata: Why the world’s biggest agribusiness player needs more support to tackle climate change

11-03-2021 | 06:15:00
But it is not Unilever, Kraft or Danone. Instead, the largest private-sector player in food and agribusiness is in fact the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers, who are responsible for around a third of global food supplies.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata: It is time that rural women get the attention they deserve

10-29-2021 | 09:51:27
While the spotlight shines on our rural grandmothers, mothers and daughters, it is also an opportune time to declare that, as a continent, we must now do all it takes to alleviate the strife that our women in agriculture undergo to keep us well nourished, while securing a better future for coming generations.