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[Nigeria] AfDB, IFAD, others boost agriculture with $800m

07-20-2021 | 11:10:00
The Bank of Industry, African Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development and Islamic Development Bank have okayed $800million to reduce poverty, end hunger and increase resilience to climate change in rural communities around Nigeria.

IFAD launches new financing programme to boost private funding of rural businesses and small-scale farmers

07-14-2021 | 16:03:50
Rural businesses will get a boost from new financing programme launched by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries.

Agriculture stakeholders root for partnership to build resilient food systems in Africa

07-12-2021 | 11:45:00
Speaking during the Alliance for a Green Revoluton in Africa (AGRA) organized Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit, speakers reiterated that food security cannot be achieved without a gvernment facilitated enabling environemnt for agribusiness to thrive.

AgDevCo invests in Kenyan aquaculture company Victory Farms

07-09-2021 | 10:11:00
Social impact investor working in the African agriculture sector, AgDevCo, has announce a multi-million-dollar mezzanine debt investment in Victory Farms, a rapidly growing aquaculture company in Kenya.

IFAD provides funding to improve food security for Tanzanian small-scale farmers

07-08-2021 | 10:22:37
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide funding to assist vulnerable small-scale farmers in rural Tanzania.

IFC partners with Tunisian olive oil producer CHO to promote job creation, sustainability

07-07-2021 | 15:19:00
IFC announced a financing and advisory services package for CHO Group, Tunisia's olive oil producers and exporters, to help the company expand production and create jobs in the agriculture sector.

AGF, TADB partner to boost agribusinesses financing in Tanzania

07-07-2021 | 14:54:00
African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB), to disburse up-to $20 million worth of loans to agribusinesses in Tanzania.

IITA signs Aflasafe manufacturing and distribution agreement in Mozambique

07-07-2021 | 10:25:31
Food safety has taken a step forward in Mozambique as IITA signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) with AflaLivre Moçambique S.A. (AflaLivre) to manufacture and distribute Aflasafe in the country.

AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda

07-05-2021 | 09:53:00
CIP, RAB, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the One Acre Fund have partnered to support and launch a digital platform called AKILIMO that helps farmers and extension workers develop tailored fertilizer recommendations. 

Ghanaian agribusiness startup Green Gold Farms raises $1.6 million to tackle food import challenge

07-02-2021 | 08:58:00
Green Gold Farms is tackling the problems of poverty, lack of economic opportunity, and malnutrition and related illnesses in Northern Ghana through large-scale agricultural production.

AGRA launches fourth edition of the Agribusiness Deal Room

07-01-2021 | 11:10:03
The Agribusiness Deal Room is a match making platform at the annual AGRF Summit that convenes different stakeholders to facilitate partnerships and investments in African agriculture.

Fruit, vegetables and protein remain out of reach for most Africans, report

07-01-2021 | 07:55:09
According to the latest Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, Africans face some of the highest food costs when compared to other regions of a similar level of development.

IFC, OCP partner to support sustainable food systems, improve agricultural value chain in Africa

06-30-2021 | 10:50:00
OCP, the phosphate mining and fertilizer group, signed a financing agreement with the IFC, to support OCP expand its value chain in Africa, as part of its effort to contribute to the economic development of the continent.

[Côte d'Ivoire] Le ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement rural élabore son document de programmation pluriannuelle

06-30-2021 | 10:14:00
Le ministère d’Etat, ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement rural (MEMINADER) a entamé, à Grand Bassam un atelier d’élaboration du document de programmation pluriannuelle de dépenses-projet annuel de performance (DPPD-PAP) 2022-2024.

[Kenya] CMA grants licenses to five coffee brokers

06-29-2021 | 08:21:39
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has issued the first set of licenses to five coffee brokers in line with the Capital Markets (Coffee Exchange) Regulations, 2020. The licenses will allow the brokers to carry out the role of coffee brokerage services at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) with effect from 1 July 2021.