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Nigeria farmers finds new markets in sorghum flour with high shelf life

12-04-2019 | 06:39:20
In a first-of-its-kind enterprise in Nigeria, a large-scale flour mill has come up with processed sorghum flour with a shelf life as high as 6 months.

Project invests in boosting productivity of cowpea in Ghana

12-03-2019 | 11:45:00
A Regional Coordinated Trial (RCT) is helping Cowpea Improvement Program in Ghana, thanks to Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa.

Africa Climate Change Fund grants nearly $1 million to support access to climate finance in Benin and Lesotho

12-03-2019 | 09:33:00
The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) has approved a project proposal for a total of $997, 524 to support Benin and Lesotho to access international climate finance.

[Kenya] CBK licences agri-focused microfinance bank, Muungano

12-03-2019 | 08:29:00
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) announces the granting of a licence to Muungano Microfinance Bank PLC (Muungano MFB) to carry out community based microfinance banking business.

Decade-long trials prove efficacy of Nigeria’s aflatoxin biocontrol product

12-03-2019 | 07:37:00
An IITA-led partnership has honed aflatoxin biocontrol for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for over 15 years.

France partners with WFP to promote food security, nutrition and education in Giteca, Burundi

12-03-2019 | 07:08:00
France announced a €500,000 contribution to strengthen a local milk value chain in Gitega province of Burundi to assist 18,500 people, including schoolchildren, smallholder farmers, pregnant women, nursing mothers and adolescents.

Egypt launches fish, animal farms in four African countries

12-02-2019 | 12:36:00
Maher Maghraby, head of the Project of African Farms Egypt has announced that the country has started to establish three fish farms and an animal farm in four African countries.

AgDevCo expands agri investment portfolio in Zambia to develop the egg industry

12-02-2019 | 12:22:00
AgDevCo has announced its latest investment in Zambia's agribusiness sector.

Angola South Africa Chamber bets on agricultural production

12-02-2019 | 12:19:00
The Angolan South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Caciaas) will focus on the development of agricultural and livestock production,.

Eni, Government of Ghana inaugurate business and agricultural training project

12-02-2019 | 09:43:00
Ghana’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi inaugurated in Dormaa East, Bono region, the Okuafo Pa Agricultural Training Center.

Blockchain, IoT can save food industry $31billion by 2024, report

11-29-2019 | 11:00:00
Blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain according to a new study by Juniper Research.

Improving fertilizer use key to increasing agricultural productivity, AGRA

11-29-2019 | 09:06:00
Africa is rising, with prosperity and progress in the lives of millions of individuals and entire economies mostly powered by agriculture.

IITA launches International Year of Plant Health 2020

11-29-2019 | 06:55:00
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has joined the plant science community to launch the International Year of Plant Health.

[Angola] Jorge Semedo and sons looks to mechanized farming to increase production of maize and bananas

11-29-2019 | 06:53:44
Agricultural company Jorge Semedo and sons in Bengo province needs investment to purchase mechanical sprayer, excavator, irrigation system and harrow to increase production rates.

[Kenya] Index based agriculture insurance wins APA insurance European Microfinance Award

11-28-2019 | 11:05:00
Kenya’s APA Insurance is this year’s winner of the European Microfinance Award. It was feted for providing index based agriculture insurance to cover yields and livestock.