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Angola’s local government targets rural communities with poultry farming

03-31-2020 | 10:00:39
About three hundred chicks for the promotion of family poultry farming have been distributed to families in the locality of Angola’s Quirima do Hola.

Nestle records gains restoring forests in cocoa supply chains of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

03-31-2020 | 07:05:00
Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing company has reported significant progress in its efforts to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

ACTESA working with AGRA to fast track seed harmonization in COMESA Member States

03-30-2020 | 14:33:38
ACTESA, a Specialized Agency of COMESA, is collaborating with AGRA to fast-track trading by seed companies on the harmonized COMESA Seed Trade Platform.

African Development Bank approves $8.25 million loan to food producer Olivine Industries in Zimbabwe

03-30-2020 | 11:31:00
The African Development Bank Group has approved a $8.25 million corporate loan to Olivine Industries to support the company’s food production expansion plan in Zimbabwe.

Researchers build the go-to dataset for smallholder farms

03-27-2020 | 10:01:00
Top-down projects for improving the lives of poor farmers were often unsuccessful because they didn’t systematically consider the diverse rural households survive and thrive.

EBRD boosts olive oil sector in Morocco

03-27-2020 | 07:52:55
The EBRD is helping to develop the olive oil sector in Morocco with a loan of up to MAD 55 million to Al Dahra Holding subsidiaries, Al Dahra Morocco Factories and Al Dahra Morocco.

[Botswana] Food delivery startup MyFoodness rebrands and expands to Tanzania

03-27-2020 | 06:24:00
Botswana food delivery startup MyFoodness has rebranded as Yamee and announced its entry into the Tanzanian market with a launch in Dar es Salaam.

[Zimbabwe] Musika, Kemiko partnership provides ready market for 1,000 cassava growers

03-26-2020 | 11:48:51
Musika has signed an agreement with Kemiko Limited to help increase its processing capacity and provide a secure and ready market to 1,000 smallholder cassava growers.

Cameroon government seeks $107 million financing from ITFC to bolster soybean and cotton seed processing

03-26-2020 | 11:45:00
The government of Cameroon is seeking $106.9 millon financing from The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) for acquisition of soybean and cotton seed for processing.

Kenya plants first BT cotton seed

03-26-2020 | 10:12:16
Kenya has now joined six other African countries in commercial cultivation of Bt cotton.

Partnerships key for harmonizing biosafety regulations in Africa, study

03-26-2020 | 09:58:00
The latest report on global status of commercialized biotech crops shows a total of 70 countries have adopted biotech crops through cultivation and importation.

[Angola] Organic fertilizer manufacturer Soiadubo to double production capacity with eye on exports

03-25-2020 | 12:00:00
The organic fertilizer plant will this year double its current production capacity from 80,000 tonnes a day to 160,000.

[Uganda] Agriculture players bet on biotech potato to grow yields at low cost

03-25-2020 | 06:57:00
Stakeholders working within the potato sector in Uganda are confident about the wide adoption of a new bioengineered late blight resistant potato.

IITA researchers achieve 23 tonnes per hectare yield for yam in Nigeria

03-25-2020 | 06:43:30
The Business Incubation Platform (BIP) of IITA has achieved an impressive yield of 23 tonnes per hectare for yam production in Nigeria.

Programme providing commercial support to smallholders and agribusiness launched in Uganda

03-24-2020 | 08:35:00
A new programme, which aims to increase global investment in agribusinesses trading with smallholders, has been launched in Kampala, Uganda.