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[Kenya] Growers and scientists call on president to prevent food catastrophe by upholding pest control law

01-23-2020 | 10:48:00
Agricultural and industry organisations have today called on the government of Kenya to intervene to secure due process in the country’s pesticide regulation.

USAID launches $8 million project for crop and livestock farmers in Northeast Nigeria

01-23-2020 | 10:13:00
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has unveiled a project that will boost the livelihoods of crop and livestock farmers in the conflict-affected Northeast Nigeria.

Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat Locust upsurge in East Africa, FAO

01-23-2020 | 07:36:00
Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential, could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa.

Liberia Business Association to invest $158 million to stimulate commercial food production

01-23-2020 | 07:22:00
The Liberia Business Association (LIBA) has announced that it will invest $157.9 million in collaboration with other Liberian institutions in the food production sector to support its commercialization.

AgBiTech and UPL in distribution deal for insecticide products in Africa

01-23-2020 | 07:16:00
African farmers will soon get access to a biological tool to manage Fall Armyworm (FAW).

Global vertical farming market to reach $12 billion by 2026, report

01-22-2020 | 13:43:22
The global vertical farming market size is projected to reach $12 billion by 2026 buoyed by increasing technological advancements.

Seychelles, European Union set to sign new fisheries pact

01-22-2020 | 13:36:00
A new sustainable fisheries partnership agreement and protocol between Seychelles and the European Union (EU) is expected to be signed during the second half of February.

PepsiCo buys major stake in Ethiopia’s crisps processing company Senselet

01-22-2020 | 11:59:00
PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies has acquired majority stake in Senselet Food Processing Plc in Ethiopia from Veris Investments.

Nestle appoints Eunice Magwali MD for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi

01-22-2020 | 08:29:00
Nestlé Zimbabwe has appointed Eunice Ganyawu-Magwali as its new Managing Director for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.

Iron beans address micronutrient deficiency in Rwanda

01-22-2020 | 08:23:41
In Rwanda people consume a lot of beans. Rwanda has one of the world's highest per-capita rates of bean consumption and they are grown throughout the country.

[South Africa] Department of Agriculture eradicates fruit fly species in Northern Cape Province

01-22-2020 | 08:16:00
South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has successfully eradicated the invasive fruit fly species in the Pixley ka Seme and ZF Mgcawu district municipalities in the Northern Cape Province.

FMO invests $7 million to support climate smart agriculture in East and West Africa

01-21-2020 | 14:30:00
Dutch development bank FMO has invested $7.5m in the Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) to support the provision of climate resilience solutions to smallholder farmers in East and West Africa.

SEAF Morocco Growth Fund invests in agritech startup SOWIT

01-21-2020 | 09:30:00
SEAF Morocco Growth Fund (SMGF), an investment fund has completed its fourth investment with its acquisition of stake in SOWIT, an agritech company specializing in precision agriculture in Africa.

Farm Africa’s Growing Future project assists young Western Kenya farmers run profitable vegetable businesses

01-21-2020 | 07:12:00
The Growing Futures project has been helping young farmers in western Kenya set up profitable enterprises by growing and selling vegetables that are in high demand in Kenya’s booming horticulture sector.

[Ethiopia] Oromia Coffee Farmers Union set to unveil $1.5 million coffee processing plant

01-21-2020 | 07:05:00
The Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in Ethiopia is set to commission its first coffee roasting and packaging complex at Gelan town in Oromia Regional state.