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DiMuto partners with Jupiter Group to deploy blockchain traceability as part of global expansion plans

08-14-2020 | 08:01:00
DiMuto, a trade technology solutions platform that provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for global agri-food businesses, has secured a deal with Jupiter Group, a leading global produce grower and supplier, to deploy blockchain traceability.

NAPSA pumps $3.2 into IDC fruit processing factories in Zambia

08-13-2020 | 12:18:00
The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) has invested a total $3.2 into three fruit processing factories through a short-term loan financing facility to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Zambia.

South African citrus sector predicts record export season to the United States

08-13-2020 | 08:34:00
Western Cape and Northern Cape citrus growers are expecting another bumper export season to the United States (US), with an approximately 60 000 tons of citrus being sent from Cape Town to the port of Philadelphia in 2020.

TDB, partners commit $1m to agribusiness SMEs in East Africa

08-13-2020 | 07:12:00
TDB SME Programme announced the signing of an initial 4-year senior/ mezzanine debt facility of $1 million to be managed by Grassroots Business Fund to finance agribusiness SMEs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Ghana’s Agricultural Development Bank shows impressive half year performance amid COVID -19 setbacks

08-13-2020 | 06:56:00
Ghana's Agricultural Development Bank has posted impressive financial growth in its half-year results, even in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on all sectors of the economy, including the financial sector.

ECOWAS hands over sheep kits and cattle feed to households in Kebbi State, Nigeria

08-12-2020 | 08:00:00
As part of its drive to empower the region’s vulnerable groups and directly impact the livelihood of the rural poor in the region, ECOWAS handed over Sheep Kits and Cattle Feed to households in Kebbi State of Nigeria.

Irrigation cooperatives empower Ethiopia and Somalia communities to combat climate extremes

08-12-2020 | 06:07:00
Long lasting environmental degradation, scarcity of water and grasslands are causing friction between host and refugee communities in the Dolo Ado woreda of the Somali region in Ethiopia.

FEMCOM supports Eritrean women farmers tackle COVID-19 challenges through agriculture

08-11-2020 | 13:21:00
Agriculture in the African continent has increasingly come under severe strain due to increased population, changing access to resources and evolving markets, climate change and the global COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

Bayer donates Decis ULV insecticide to support Kenya, Uganda fight against desert locust devastation

08-11-2020 | 10:02:00
Farmers in Kenya and Uganda currently fighting a devastating locust invasion and looming food security crisis are receiving a donation of 170,000 liters of Decis ULV insecticide from Bayer.

COMESA Ministers adopt COVID-19 food security and nutrition plan

08-11-2020 | 06:26:43
Ministers responsible for agriculture, environment and natural resources have adopted the COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan to help the region deal with the impacts of Covid-19 on regional food security.

Improved seed trade will unlock regional food security, COMESA

08-11-2020 | 06:18:00
Sustainable agriculture is an essential factor to advancing trade within COMESA and the rest of Africa. Over the last two decades, Africa has remained a net food importer, with agricultural accounting for about 60% of Africa’s total trade.

Proparco invests $18.7 million in Kenya Nut Company

08-10-2020 | 06:08:00
With a loan of $ 18.7 million, Proparco is supporting Kenya Nut Company, a family business that has diversified and has been active for more than 40 years in the nut sector, macadamia and cashew, in Kenya.

New project pursues climate innovations to boost Zimbabwe livestock production systems

08-08-2020 | 14:30:00
A new European Union-funded ‘Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe’ (LIPS-Zim) project is working to increase agricultural productivity in the country’s agro-ecological Zones.

Central African Republic receives food assistance from WFP

08-06-2020 | 11:23:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the first ever delivery of food assistance to the landlocked Central African Republic using barges along the Ubangui River from neighboring Republic of Congo.

WFP launches nutrition programme in Khartoum, Sudan

08-06-2020 | 06:26:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its nutrition support programme for the first time in Khartoum for 175,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under five, in collaboration with the Khartoum State Ministry of Health.