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African Development Bank grants $1.1 million to improve meat production in Rwanda

06-26-2020 | 07:25:00
The African Development Bank approved a donation of 1.1 million US dollars to the Rwandan government for the implementation of the Project of commercial competitiveness of the value chain of the meat.

Tongaat Hulett to sell Eswatini sugarcane estate for R375 million

06-25-2020 | 10:29:00
South Africa's Tongaat Hulett announced it had entered into an agreement with Eswatini’s Public Service Pensions Fund (the PSPF) to sell Tambankulu Estates, its Eswatini agri-business, for R375 million.

[Ghana] Cocoa Board launches $600 million syndicated loan facility for industry investment projects

06-24-2020 | 14:44:00
The Ghana Cocoa Board officially launched the $600 million syndicated loan facility which it signed with some Development Finance Institutions to provide funding for various investment projects within Ghana’s cocoa industry.

African Development Bank approves $3 million loan reallocation to agriculture sector in Togo

06-24-2020 | 06:57:00
The African Development Bank approved the reallocation of $3 million in loan resources to help Togo purchase agricultural inputs to enhance food security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Afrika Umoja and Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) collaborate to help tackle COVID-19

06-23-2020 | 14:02:00
Afrika Umoja has announced a partnership with the Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA); BFASA is an Association that has the best interests of the farming community at its core.

[Nigeria] AGRA’s intervention transforms the Rice value chain in Kaduna State

06-23-2020 | 12:36:47
Rice production has been a major source of livelihood for people in Giwa Iganchi, Local Government, Kaduna State in the Northern part of Nigeria.

Tunisia’s unique farming systems recognized as part of global agricultural heritage

06-23-2020 | 06:23:00
Tunisia's traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).

Germany donates $5.9m to protect vulnerable African farmers with climate insurance

06-22-2020 | 12:48:00
The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided $5.9 million for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to continue protecting 1.2 million vulnerable African farmers with climate risk insurance.

Bayer targets two million farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America with crop relief, market access

06-19-2020 | 06:40:00
To assist smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are facing additional challenges resulting from COVID-19, Bayer is providing seeds and crop protection inputs.

Ethiopia invests in climate resilient green economy

06-18-2020 | 06:38:00
Ethiopia has taken the lead in the implementation of Climate-Resilient Green Economy to protect itself from the adverse effects of climate change.

Tracking app tackles fake seeds in Nigeria

06-18-2020 | 06:32:00
In Nigeria, crop production is an old tradition, many families in the country solely depends on it for the provision of their basic needs.

[Ethiopia] Edible oil company Turaco receives $22 million funding for expansion

06-17-2020 | 15:14:00
Proparco and Ethos Mezzanine Partners have announced a $22 million investment into Turaco, a holding company managed by 54 Capital PE Advisors, which holds a portfolio of FMCG assets in Ethiopia.

Commonwealth calls for governments to intensify action on land use to meet climate targets

06-17-2020 | 12:52:00
The Commonwealth Secretariat is calling on member countries to consider the impact of agriculture, forestry and land use on climate change as they update their climate targets.

[Kenya] Liquid Telecom partners with Twiga Foods on precision agriculture IoT system

06-17-2020 | 07:10:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has partnered with Twiga Foods to increase agricultural productivity through precision farming.

[Nigeria] GBfoods completes $52 million tomato processing factory in Kebbi

06-17-2020 | 07:04:41
GBfoods, a global player in culinary product manufacturing recently built a N20 billion, approximately $52 million, Tomato processing factory, in Kebbi State.