Africa Agribusiness

AfDB, Government of Canada announce funding facility to grow agriculture small and medium enterprises

02-01-2023 | 11:39:46
The Agri-food SME Catalytic Financing Mechanism aims to catalyze and de-risk investment for agriculture SMEs, as well as strengthen agricultural value chains and improve food security across the continent.

Heifer International to partner with Mastercard to empower millions of smallholder farmers in Africa

02-01-2023 | 09:07:37
Heifer International and Mastercard have announced an agreement to connect millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Mastercard's Community Pass – a digital platform that makes it safer and easier for farmers to get paid more and faster for their produce.

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority licenses four new coffee brokers

01-31-2023 | 09:22:42
The coffee brokers were licensed under the Capital Markets (Coffee Exchange) Regulations, 2020. This brings the number of coffee brokers so far licensed by CMA to ten.

Ghana begins receiving payments for reducing carbon emissions in forest landscapes

01-31-2023 | 09:04:01
Ghana has become the second country in Africa after Mozambique to receive payments from a World Bank trust fund for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, commonly known as REDD+.

Les partenaires vont investir 30 milliards de dollars pour stimuler la production alimentaire en Afrique

01-30-2023 | 09:30:13
Les partenaires au développement sont convenus d’investir 30 milliards de dollars pour soutenir la détermination du continent à stimuler la productivité agricole et à devenir un grenier pour le monde.

IFAD partners with AfDB to boost agricultural productivity in Africa

01-30-2023 | 05:12:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are joining forces to address the structural problems hampering agricultural productivity in Africa through a new programme aimed at feeding Africa sustainably.

ACTESA develops a regional seed information system

01-27-2023 | 08:46:54
The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), has developed a Seed Information System which will be used to measure performance of the COMESA Seed Trade Harmonization Implementation Plan (COMSHIP).

Ugandan Startup, Agro Supply received $200k to accelerate their growth

01-26-2023 | 12:18:00
Pre-seed venture capital (VC) fund and accelerator Catalyst Fund has announced a $2 million investment in 10 startups developing solutions to improve the resilience of communities most vulnerable to climate change in Africa including Agro Supply from Uganda.

AfDB to commit $10 billion to make continent the breadbasket of the world

01-26-2023 | 12:14:18
The African Development Bank Group, will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world.

Dekel Agri-Vision pour la production de noix de cajou en Côte d’Ivoire

01-25-2023 | 12:58:00
En Côte d’Ivoire, l’entreprise agro-industrielle Dekel Agri-Vision prévoit de lancer une usine de transformation de noix de cajou cette année.

Over Sh3.1 billion worth of deals to be struck at the 6th Edition of Africa Agri Expo

01-25-2023 | 12:45:00
Agriculture deals worth multi-million dollars to be struck next month as investors throng the Kenyan capital for the 6th edition of Africa Agri Expo (AAE) in February 2023.

[Kenya] CMA extends approval to the Nairobi Coffee Exchange

01-23-2023 | 05:12:00
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has extended the in-principle approval granted to the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) to continue operating as a coffee exchange to April 30, 2023.

Proparco, BIC-BRED et Céréalis s’associent pour soutenir les importations de céréales en Afrique

01-19-2023 | 13:05:00
Proparco et Bic-Bred (Suisse) SA ont signé un partenariat, sous la forme d’une participation en risque dans une facilité de financement octroyée à Céréalis.

Aruwa makes follow-on investment in AgroEknor

01-19-2023 | 10:49:00
Aruwa Capital Management to announce a follow-on investment into AgroEknor International, a fast-growing hibiscus flower exporter and wellness brand.

$10.15 million from to boost fertilizer supply to 850,000 African smallholder farmers

01-18-2023 | 14:32:00
Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism welcomes $10.15 million from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation to boost fertilizer supply to 850,000 African smallholder farmers.

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 | 08:59:38
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.

[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.