Africa Agribusiness

EIB provides fresh support to secure drinking water supply in Tunisia

10-28-2020 | 07:12:29
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the financing institution of the European Union signed two finance contracts totalling €38 million with Tunisia and the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) to secure the drinking water supply.

FAO, OIE kickstart global initiative to stop spread of deadly pig disease

10-27-2020 | 10:51:00
As African swine fever marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world's most vulnerable populations, FAO and the OIE are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep this deadly pig disease at bay.

GIZ working on establishing Ethiopian forest coffee on the international market

10-26-2020 | 05:54:00
GIZ GmbH has been working in Ethiopia on behalf of the Partnerships for Forest programme and together with smallholders organized in cooperatives, it is working on establishing forest coffee on the international market.

[South Africa] Woolworths invests $46 million in its food business

10-22-2020 | 11:05:00
Woolworths South Africa has announced its commitment to invest R1billion in its prices over the next two – three years, with a R750million, approximately, $46 million, investment planned in the Foods business.

Mastercard Foundation partners with ICCO Cooperation to build resilience of 8,000 Senegalese farmers

10-22-2020 | 11:03:00
ICCO Cooperation and the Mastercard Foundation have joined forces to support smallholder farmers in Senegal who were left reeling from the impact of COVID-19.

Egypt's agricultural exports hit $1.6 billion in eight months

10-22-2020 | 06:01:17
Egypt's exports of crops hit 1.67 billion dollars in eight months, Jan-Aug 2020, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

USAID, Ethiopian partner to source food from local farmers for in-flight meals

10-21-2020 | 12:34:00
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.

Bank technologies for African agricultural transformation training in Ghana raising farmer agricultural ambition

10-21-2020 | 07:00:38
When Isaac Papanko started farming maize on eight hectares of farmland, he couldn’t have imagined that within just a few years, his agribusiness would grow to be 425 hectares.

African Heads call on world leaders to increase investment in IFAD to end rural hunger and poverty

10-21-2020 | 05:46:40
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the IFAD or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.

Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism, OCP Africa team up to increase access to fertilizers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

10-20-2020 | 14:06:00
The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism in a $4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group.

Agricultural sector recovery to boost Kenya’s economy, Scope Markets report

10-15-2020 | 13:04:00
Kenya’s economy is expected to bounce back with improved performance of the agricultural sector, according to a new report.

Low-value addition of horticulture, leather products cost EAC export earnings, report

10-14-2020 | 13:10:00
East African partner states are losing out billions of dollars by inadequately investing in adding value to horticulture and leather goods produced in the region and not addressing bottlenecks derailing growth in the sectors.

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program donors announce $300m to end hunger and malnutrition

10-14-2020 | 06:14:00
During the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Replenishment Period 2020-25, donors increased their contributions to achieve sustainable Development Goal 2 - a world with zero hunger.

Ethiopia government, IFAD launch $305 million project to build farmers' resilience

10-13-2020 | 13:34:59
Ethiopia government and International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.

IFC and AATIF invest in Senegal onion plant to boost agriculture and jobs

10-13-2020 | 06:41:46
IFC and the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) have announced an investment to help Société Africaine d’Ingrédients (SAF Ingrédients) build an onion dehydration plant in Senegal.
 
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[Column] Sabelo Mabena: Digitising the agricultural sector to unlock the benefits of next generation technology

10-20-2020 | 13:59:00
Digitising the agricultural sector enables farmers to enhance their business and profitability while opening possibilities to the benefits of next generation technology.

[Column] Wambui Gichuri: Why COVID-19-impacted World Food Day 2020 is the time to prioritize investments in food systems

10-19-2020 | 07:04:57
World Food Day 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization, but celebrations this 16 October are muted due to the coronavirus.

[Column] Samira Amellal: On World Food Day, Africa and Asia’s food security tipping point offers hope for joint solutions

10-16-2020 | 13:48:00
In a year when the World Food Programme has been rightfully recognized in receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the state of global food security is in the spotlight this World Food Day more than ever.

[Column] QU Dongyu: Building back better on food and agriculture

10-06-2020 | 08:07:00
As the impacts of Covid-19 take their toll on human health and well-being around the world, the imperative of producing and ensuring access to healthy food for each and every one of us must not be overlooked.

Rethinking global food systems for human health and planet protection

10-01-2020 | 10:15:00
About 3 billion people are struggling to access healthy diets with over 200 million children below five years having to survive with insufficient foods.

Nestlé helps boost coffee production in Africa

10-01-2020 | 06:22:00
Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa, from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan 10 years ago. The coffee farms that had been in his family for generations were producing poor yields, making it hard for him to earn a good living.

Climate change and COVID-19 have amplified food insecurity in Southern Africa, report

09-30-2020 | 11:10:00
According to World Food Program officials, about 45 million people in Southern Africa are facing food insecurity and the worst affected country is Zimbabwe.

Global trade in food and agricultural products more than doubles in last two decades, FAO

09-24-2020 | 06:21:00
Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries' exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world's total, FAO reports.

Global food prices rise in August, FAO Index

09-04-2020 | 09:44:00
Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released by FAO.

Climate resilient agriculture grants in Niger empower women-managed enterprises

09-04-2020 | 09:29:00
In Niger, the agricultural sector employs 8 out of 10 people; It is estimated that if the gender gap was closed in agricultural productivity, it would unlock financial gains that could lift over 25,000 Nigeriens out of poverty.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Europe proves to us that misdiagnosis is a perilous basis for banning crop protection

09-01-2020 | 06:06:00
There is a device being used rather often lately by our most vocal lobbyists as they chase new regulation or the overturning of old rules: ‘Europe’ has banned it as a reason to reshape our own policies.

Embracing blockchain technology to monitor the impact of biofortified seeds

08-21-2020 | 09:27:00
The world population is expected to rise to almost 10 billion by 2050. To feed this number of people, we need to increase food production while using fewer resources.

Economic uncertainty, food instability in Nigeria propel Alight to engage with unexpected partners

08-20-2020 | 07:48:00
The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns throughout Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has led to growing concerns around food instability.

[Column] Paul Akiwumi: COVID-19: A threat to food security in Africa

08-13-2020 | 06:10:00
The International Monetary Fund has projected a deep coronavirus-induced global recession, which threatens a nearly 4 per cent drop in world GDP and could drag the GDP of African economies into a fall of about 1.4 per cent.

[Column] Cobus De Bruyn: The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunities

08-12-2020 | 11:08:00
Eight months into the Covid-19 pandemic, we're well aware of the devastating impact it has had on the global economy and millions of livelihoods.