Features

Africa set to become a global hub for agritech, Microsoft research

06-23-2021 | 12:02:39
Africa’s agricultural sector is set for exponential growth in the coming decade, research commissioned by Microsoft and compiled by Africa Practice reveals.

[Column] Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa

06-02-2021 | 13:52:36
Agriculture for the most part has been a shining light for the continent and the investor community and governments have recognised that agri is a driver of a couple of key aspects.

[Column] Jacktone Agona: Tapping mineral and vitamin supplements to boost dairy farming in Kenya

05-21-2021 | 16:16:50
In Kenya, dairy farming produces over 3.5 billion litres of milk a year. Kenyans are amongst the highest milk consumers in the developing world.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Europe taking on the world to lock out agriculture

05-21-2021 | 10:03:00
For Europe has now changed the way it approves pesticides, with its decisions no longer based on science or international testing on human health.

[Column] Antonie Delport: What South Africa agriculture needs from global trade

05-19-2021 | 16:12:32
Agriculture is a pivotal industry. It is not only crucial in providing food security worldwide, but it's also the main source of jobs and livelihoods on our continent.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Connectivity is transforming Kenyan agriculture

05-12-2021 | 17:26:42
In 2016, McKinsey reported agriculture was the least digitalised sector in the world. But due to continued innovations in digital technologies, the sector is rapidly evolving.

Gender norms prevent women from using technology to shell maize in Tanzania

05-10-2021 | 10:09:17
Gender norms prevent women from using technology to shell maize in Tanzania

[Interview] Lino G. TOKPO, PDG, GENIEUP Group, Benin

05-10-2021 | 09:49:00
Lino G.Tokpo est le fondateur et PDG de GENIEUP Group, une jeune entreprise Béninoise qui intervient essentiellement dans l’accompagnement des entreprises locales à travers d’une distribution des produits.

[Column] Tilahun Amede: Smart farming boosts harvests, protects climate

04-30-2021 | 13:13:00
More investment is needed for scaling and increased adoption of such nature-positive systems. Further investments in awareness and empowerment is required for complete transformation of food systems.

New reports from AfDB, FAO and CGIAR showcase digital agriculture opportunities in Africa

04-27-2021 | 09:09:00
Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.

[Column] Thierry Ngoga: Harvesting potential: bolstering government efforts to reach Africa’s farmers

04-26-2021 | 13:37:32
According to the constitutions of many African countries, every citizen has the right to adequate food of acceptable quality.

[Rwanda] SHEKINA enterprise finds export market for dried cassava leaves product

04-19-2021 | 11:06:00
SHEKINA Enterprise is a going-concern Rwandan food processing company, created in 2007 from the idea of MBATEZIMANA who visited a small market in his home village and met some girls who were throwing cassava leaves in the garbage and decided to come up with an innovative product.

[Column] Sangji Lee: The case for a green economy

04-16-2021 | 12:31:34
As countries develop revised national climate pledges, known as Nationally Determined Contributions, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

[Column] Apollos Nwafor: How Africa can rebuild through agriculture

04-14-2021 | 08:40:13
The COVID-19 pandemic has created massive disruption in agri-food systems around the world. It has compounded the food security situation globally.

[Column] Baiju Kantaria: Kenya and UK should do more to cement trade ties

04-13-2021 | 16:27:12
In this context, the prevailing diplomatic tiff between Kenya and UK over travel bans occasioned by concerns over new COVID-19 variants shouldn’t be allowed to escalate any further.