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Global blockchain spend in agriculture reaches $524 million

11-19-2019 | 07:54:25
Blockchain spend in agriculture industry across globe has increased at 129.3% during 2018 to reach $ 258 million according to a study by Research and Markets.

Sierra Leone, IFAD to strengthen partnerships, agricultural value chains and rural financing

11-19-2019 | 07:36:00
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD and the Government of Sierra Leone will hold a workshop in Freetown to share the findings of the independent evaluation of IFAD’s country strategy and programme for Sierra Leone.

South Africa farmers bet on online trading

11-18-2019 | 09:48:00
Today, farmers have access to technology such as the electronic sow feeding (ESF) system that incorporates mixed animal weighing technology aimed at precisely feeding each sow or gilt.

[Angola] Government provides 50 tractors for agricultural mechanization

11-18-2019 | 06:21:16
Twenty tractors, out of 50 made available by the Government of Huambo province in Angola, have been distributed to two operators as a way to stimulate mechanized agricultural production.

Whole foods market predicts top 10 food trends for 2020

11-18-2019 | 06:14:08
Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020 in the retailer’s fifth annual trends predictions announcement.

Seedlink partners with Water Powered Technologies to introduce zero carbon irrigation to African farmers

11-15-2019 | 11:35:13
Seedlink and UK water pump manufacturer, Water Powered Technologies Ltd, are joining forces in a zero carbon irrigation partnership to help Africa's farmers pump and store water.

Angola government launches coffee culture revitalization programme

11-15-2019 | 09:08:00
Angola’s Minister of Agriculture and Forests, António de Assis, has, in the municipality of Mungo (Huambo), launched the Program of Revitalization of Arabica Coffee Culture in the family sector.

Global precision irrigation market rises on governments subsidies, tech adoption, study

11-15-2019 | 06:46:28
The global precision irrigation systems market is estimated to register a CAGR of 12.8 per cent between 2019-2024 according to a study by Research and Markets.

New report highlights need for gender equality to achieve agricultural growth goals in Africa

11-15-2019 | 06:38:00
Many African governments have committed to promoting inclusive agricultural growth in recent years, but their efforts often neglect the key role played by gender, according to a new report.

Farm Africa launches project targeting 130,000 forest coffee producers in Ethiopia

11-14-2019 | 13:53:00
Farm Africa has launched a new project to help more than 130,000 forest coffee producers in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state improve their livelihoods by increasing the sustainable production of high-quality coffee.

AATF and IRRI partner to bring hybrid rice and sustainable technologies to African smallholder farmers

11-14-2019 | 13:51:00
The International Rice Research Institute and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation recently signed a 4-year partnership agreement to help African smallholder farmers increase their productivity.

Norway invests $4 million in Malawi’s agriculture

11-14-2019 | 10:36:00
Farmers in 12 districts are expected to benefit from climate resilience technologies and new crop varieties through an additional $4.4million provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Government subsidies, accommodative financing drive South Africa’s agricultural equipment market

11-14-2019 | 07:45:00
South Africa Agricultural Equipment Market recorded a CAGR of close to 6% in terms of revenue during 2012-2018 according to a recent study by Research and Markets.

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire strategic partnership already bearing Cocoa farmers dividends

11-14-2019 | 07:44:00
The president of the Republic of Ghana says the Strategic Partnership entered into between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, which is manifesting itself in the joint cocoa production and marketing policy, is already paying dividends.

[Angola] Young entrepreneur bets on tomato processing plant to boost production, create jobs

11-14-2019 | 07:37:00
A tomato production and processing project will be implemented in the second quarter of 2020 in Huila province, according to Erikson de Carvalho, a young entrepreneur.