Africa Agribusiness

[Nigeria] Arla Foods inaugurates state-of-the-art Dairy Farm in Kaduna

05-29-2023 | 10:59:12
Arla Foods cements commitment to support local dairy development in Nigeria with inauguration of state-of-the-art farm

Letshego Ghana partners with Ghana Commodity Exchange to improve value chain in farming

05-29-2023 | 09:04:13
Letshego Ghana partners with Ghana Commodity Exchange to provide funding to farmers, brokers and aggregators and improve the farming value chain.

Uganda’s fishing communities boost businesses with saving accounts

05-25-2023 | 13:30:00
Group savings have also been used by women to diversify their agricultural enterprises.

J. Huete international démarre un projet de production horticole sur 20 hectares au Sénégal

05-25-2023 | 08:04:00
J. Huete Greenhouses dirige la construction d’un projet agricole multidisciplinaire de 20 hectares au Sénégal.

Kenya launches initiative to shift 50 per cent of horticultural exports from air to sea-freight

05-24-2023 | 10:09:00
Under the leadership of the Netherlands, supported by Denmark and the European Union (EU), TradeMark Africa (TMA) with the Kenyan Government and private sector, have kicked off plans aimed at driving the country’s shift to the green and sustainable transportation of Kenyan horticultural exports.

AfDB approves $11.7 million to facilitate access to fertilizers for African farmers

05-18-2023 | 09:36:56
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, AfDB, has approved a $11.7 million budgetary allocation to the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) for its 2023 operations.

Kenya and IFAD agree to accelerate agriculture and adapt to climate crisis

05-11-2023 | 13:50:46
Kenya is one of the countries most affected by the climate crisis. One of the worst ever droughts in over 40 years has caused crop failure and numerous livestock deaths.

SC Ventures launches Tawi to improve financial access for smallholder farmers in Kenya

05-10-2023 | 09:51:00
Tawi aims to provide farmers with a viable and consistent market, price transparency and efficient supply chain management.

How technology help with irrigation in Africa

05-10-2023 | 06:30:00
Today humanity is facing two major problems — lack of food and water to provide for the constantly growing global population.

Uganda bets on mobile app for reliable fisheries data

05-02-2023 | 10:45:00
In Uganda, over 670 stakeholders of the fish value chain are accessing comprehensive fisheries data from Lakes Albert and Victoria, in real-time

Bühler and Nigerian government collaborate to enhance rice production and food security

04-19-2023 | 11:12:54
Initiated in 2017 with the agreement for the acquisition of a rice mill at Imota, the project involves the government at both state and federal level, which has recognised the importance of improving the independence and security of its food supply.

Victory Farms raises $35 million to expand in the whole East Africa

04-12-2023 | 13:31:00
East African tilapia producer Victory Farms has successfully completed a $35 million Series B round, which will fund the expansion of its operations in Kenya and Rwanda, as well as potential entry into Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania.

Farmerline étend ses opérations à l'Afrique francophone avec un lancement en Côte d'Ivoire

04-12-2023 | 12:53:00
L’entreprise d’agritech ghanéenne Farmerline Limited qui fournit principalement des technologies de gestion de données et d’analyse prédictive dans le secteur agricole vient de lancer officiellement ses activités en Côte d’Ivoire.

IFC, HSBC and Standard Bank invest in Westfalia to boost sustainable avocado production

04-12-2023 | 11:54:00
To support the growth of the avocado industry in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe, IFC, HSBC Bank, and Standard Bank announced an investment in Westfalia Fruit International Limited to help the company expand sustainable avocado production at its existing facilities and explore opportunities in new markets.

Government of Zambia and CIMMYT strengthen ties in agricultural development

04-12-2023 | 11:17:42
Senior government officials in Zambia have embraced the rollout of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center’s (CIMMYT’s) new innovations which target smallholder farmers and agriculture-based value chain actors in the country.

[Column] Mansoor Hamayun: Why smallholder farmers should be top of the bill at COP28

06-02-2023 | 10:35:38
Six months from now, the world will descend on Dubai for COP28. Unfortunately, every COP summit sees more time spent talking about the vulnerabilities of the Global South and the aid required.

[Column] Yaya Deome: What Africa should expect from the Dakar Food Summit

03-16-2023 | 11:58:00
The first step in transforming the food system in the continent of Africa must be to acknowledge and emphasise how urgent it is to make significant changes at the national and international levels.

[Interview] David Galadima, Founder, Graemoh Foods, Nigeria

02-20-2023 | 11:07:00
Passionate about sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and food security in Africa, David is the founder of fast growing agriculture and processing company, Graemoh Foods, operating out of the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria.

Whole grain impact on global food security

11-30-2022 | 08:04:47
The processing of these grains reduces their volume by 20 to 30 percent and removes even more of their nutritional value.

[Column] Inga Jacobs-Mata: Building African climate resilience will depend on unlocking African ingenuity and collaboration

11-18-2022 | 12:02:15
To have a lasting impact, climate negotiators and decisionmakers at COP27 should work to strengthen the enabling environment needed to leverage such initiatives by firstly engaging with a wide range of private sector players.

[Column] Rajan Shah: Let’s make Kenya a sustainable agriculture powerhouse

11-17-2022 | 08:35:10
Climate change has led to rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and extreme weather events, which have impacted food production and distribution systems globally.

[Column] Apollos Nwafor: The Green Deal could help address Africa’s food security challenges

10-14-2022 | 08:59:00
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has brought about new complexities in the global supply of staple food items and inputs like fertilizer, affecting many African countries.

[Column] Scott Coles: Climate change is making coffee growing in Africa difficult

10-12-2022 | 12:35:38
Climatologists have warned that without action, coffee farmers in Africa will lose their livelihoods. So, if we want to keep enjoying that precious cup, we need to ensure our coffee is sustainably sourced.

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.