Features

[Interview] Augustine Sensie Bangura, CEO, Sierra Agri Foods, Sierra Leone

08-18-2021 | 10:57:00
Augustine Sensie Bangura is the entrepreneur behind Sierra Agri Foods, an agricultural food processing business selected by the United Nations as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world providing good food for their communitity.

[Interview] Claire Sands Baker, Director, Toothpick Company, Kenya

08-17-2021 | 10:33:00
Claire Sands Baker co-founded, and is currently the Director of the Toothpick Company, an enterprise working hard to combat the threat that parasitic plants present in Kenya's Agriculture.

[Interview] Omar Coulibaly, Directeur Général, InnoFaso, Burkina Faso

08-16-2021 | 09:59:00
InnoFaso est une entreprise agroalimentaire basée au Burkina Faso, récemment reconnue par l'ONU comme l'une des 50 meilleures petites entreprises au monde dans le cadre du concours mondial Good Food for All.

[Interview] Blayne Tesfaye, CEO, TruLuv Granola, Ethiopia

08-13-2021 | 11:11:00
Blayne Tesfaye is an Ethiopian-American entrepreneur committed to creating affordable, nutritious and natural snacks for the Ethiopian and African food community through her snack bars, made locally by Ethiopian women.

[Column] Nixon Gecheo: Role of digital agricultural tools during pandemic

08-13-2021 | 09:41:00
The challenges female smallholders face, from access to technology to informal participation in value chains, have been exacerbated by Covid, risking a widening of the gender gap.

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] Roux Wildenboer: Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa

06-02-2021 | 13:52:00
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.