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AATF and IRRI partner to bring hybrid rice and sustainable technologies to African smallholder farmers

11-14-2019 | 13:51:00
The International Rice Research Institute and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation recently signed a 4-year partnership agreement to help African smallholder farmers increase their productivity.

Norway invests $4 million in Malawi’s agriculture

11-14-2019 | 10:36:00
Farmers in 12 districts are expected to benefit from climate resilience technologies and new crop varieties through an additional $4.4million provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Government subsidies, accommodative financing drive South Africa’s agricultural equipment market

11-14-2019 | 07:45:00
South Africa Agricultural Equipment Market recorded a CAGR of close to 6% in terms of revenue during 2012-2018 according to a recent study by Research and Markets.

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire strategic partnership already bearing Cocoa farmers dividends

11-14-2019 | 07:44:00
The president of the Republic of Ghana says the Strategic Partnership entered into between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, which is manifesting itself in the joint cocoa production and marketing policy, is already paying dividends.

[Angola] Young entrepreneur bets on tomato processing plant to boost production, create jobs

11-14-2019 | 07:37:00
A tomato production and processing project will be implemented in the second quarter of 2020 in Huila province, according to Erikson de Carvalho, a young entrepreneur.

[Kenya] Shamba system promotes agroforestry

11-14-2019 | 07:31:00
“Local communities have to be involved in decisions about forests that affect their livelihoods,” says Tecla Chumba, a Kenyan woman from the Lembus tribe and mother of four.

[South Africa] Small scale fishers in Western Cape granted access to fishing

11-14-2019 | 07:23:00
Small-scale fishers of the Western Cape have for the first time been granted access to fishing during the 2019/20 west coast rock lobster season as part of the transition to the new small-scale fishing sector.

Trade and Development Bank, UNEP partner on climate finance

11-13-2019 | 14:02:00
In a pledge to continue stepping-up its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation action, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank has signed an MOU with UNEP.

[Kenya] KTDA Files Appeal on Tea Factory Directors’ confirmation

11-13-2019 | 12:24:00
KTDA –managed factories have filed an appeal against a court order that stopped the confirmation of newly elected factory company directors.

Radicle Growth and Corteva launch challenge to invest $250k in a top AgTech innovator

11-13-2019 | 11:35:32
Radicle Growth and Corteva Agriscience, a pure-play agricultural company, have announced the launch of The Radicle Challenge by Corteva, to be hosted at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit.

[Rwanda] Solar irrigation helps farmers battle climate-induced droughts

11-13-2019 | 09:18:00
In the drought-prone district of Bugesera, south-east of Rwandas’s capital city Kigali, 24 year old Peruth Tuyishime is one of six farming group members working on a one hectare farm.

AfDB, Credit Suisse and Ghana Cocoa Board ink $600 million loan agreement to boost cocoa production

11-13-2019 | 07:12:23
The African Development Bank, Credit Suisse AG, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Ghana Cocoa Board have signed a $600 million loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana.

Farmer-managed natural regeneration yields fruitful results in Kenya

11-13-2019 | 07:09:00
Ivan Kiptui trains people in farmer-managed natural regeneration, a methodology that helps farmers manage their land in a way that will preserve or improve the ecosystem.

Namibia proposes tougher fuel economy measures to tackle climate change

11-13-2019 | 07:06:00
In addressing the global climate emergency, all countries have a role to play. Namibia, like many other nations, is working to design and implementing the right policies before it is too late.

[Angola] Kwanza Norte government delivers 40 tractors to businessmen to bolster farming activities

11-12-2019 | 12:26:34
Forty tractors and their implements have been delivered to eight businessmen in Luínga, Ambaca municipality to support the agricultural sector in the region.