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[Nigeria] Agritech startup Releaf secures $4.2m funding to drive industrialisation of food processing in Africa
16-09-2021 | 06:18:00
Nigeria's agritech startup Releaf, which develops proprietary hardware and software solutions to industrialize food processing has raised $2.7 million seed funding and grants. 
[Kenya] Corteva launches pest and weed identification app
14-09-2021 | 16:22:54
Farmers in Kenya will now be able to access agronomic advice on weeds, diseases and pest control, following the launch of an application that links them to agricultural experts from Corteva Agriscience.    
[Column] Efayomi Carr: Africa's youth hold the key to the expansion of agritech across the continent
13-09-2021 | 12:52:00
While there are a wide range of agritech innovations that can propel African farmers to profitability, only 23 percent of youth engaged in agriculture are using any form of agricultural technology
[Kenya] NCPB partners with Safaricom’s integrated mobile platform DigiFarm to enable farmers access post-harvest services
13-09-2021 | 10:30:00
The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has signed an MoU with Safaricom’s DigiFarm Kenya to facilitate small-scale farmers in Kenya access post-harvest management services through the digital platform.
[Rwanda] BK’s IKOFI re-launches with delivery of phones to coffee farmers
13-09-2021 | 09:25:00
Bank of Kigali (BK) Plc has re-launched its IKOFI digital product alongside a partnership with RWACOF with more than 86,000 farmers to raise their farming methods.
Africa’s first center for excellence for developing improved seeds launched
10-09-2021 | 09:25:00
A new center has been launched to champion development of improved quality, high-yielding seeds for various crop varieties in Africa with the goal of boosting agricultural productivity.
African Development Bank approves $137m loan for Botswana’s economic recovery
10-09-2021 | 08:57:00
The African Development Bank has approved a $137 million loan to support Botswana’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize
08-09-2021 | 13:47:00
ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.
FAO launches Global Action on One Country One Priority Product
08-09-2021 | 10:43:34
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), launched its Global Action on Green Development of Special Agricultural Products: One Country One Priority Product (OCOP).
Tanzanian government introduces cage fish farming in Kagera Region
07-09-2021 | 10:48:37
The Tanzanian government has finalised plans to introduce cage fish farming in Kagera region in efforts to increase revenue from fisheries resources.
Agricorp raises $17.5 million to become the largest spices export startup in Africa
02-09-2021 | 14:17:56
Agricorp International, Nigerian based spices producing, processing, and exporting company has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding to increase its processing capacity up to 7000 metric tonnes. 
FAO deploys new application to combat locust outbreak in Namibia
01-09-2021 | 15:33:36
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) developed the eLocust3m application to improve early warning through rapid detection, surveillance and monitoring of locust outbreaks.
[Interview] Antonio Loureiro, Founder, A Cozinha, Portugal
01-09-2021 | 12:12:00
António Loureiro, together with his wife, Isabel, started the restaurant A Cozinha in Portugal in 2016. Fiercely committed to sustainability and zero waste, A Cozinha was recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world.
World Bank approves $103.4m to help reverse land degradation in Ghana
01-09-2021 | 07:44:00
The World Bank approved $103.4 million for Ghana to reverse land degradation and strengthen integrated natural resource management in about 3 million hectares of degraded landscapes.
[Interview] Mario De Alwis, Founder, North Lanka Family Foods, Sri Lanka
30-08-2021 | 12:20:00
Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Mario De Alwis, is founder and Managing Director of North Lanka Family Foods, a subsidiary of Ma’s Kitchen, acknowledged by the United Nations in 2021 as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world producing good food.
[Interview] Marina Rakotondrasoa, CEO, Massöva, Madagascar
26-08-2021 | 11:48:00
Massöva, fondée en 2018 par Marina Rakotondrasoa, est une entreprise agricole reconnue par les Nations Unies comme l'une des 50 meilleures petites entreprises au monde.
[Column] John Kufuor: Africa’s smallholder farmers are the linchpin to economic success
25-08-2021 | 10:38:15
Underpinning the food we eat, is agriculture which accounts for at least 23% of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP with about 40% of the workforce engaged in the sector.
[Interview] Dexter Tangocci, Co-Founder, Integrated Aerial Systems, South Africa
25-08-2021 | 10:37:00
Integrated Aerial Systems was founded in 2016 and has since built up a strong presence in the agriculture sector. Recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world, IAS is one of only 3 licensed crop spraying operators in South Africa.
Indian government extends one million dollars for climate resilient agriculture in Zimbabwe
24-08-2021 | 15:14:48
​​​​​​​The Government of India has contributed almost USD one million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe to help affected populations tackle climate shocks.
[Interview] Ariestelo Asilo, Co-founder, Varacco, Philippines
23-08-2021 | 12:20:00
Ariestelo Asilo, together with co-founder Kath Manto, started Varacco in 2018. The company was in 2021 recognized by the United Nations as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world providing good food for all.
Horticulture project grows futures for young Kenyan farmers
23-08-2021 | 10:13:28
UK aid from the UK government has enabled 2,000 young farmers in western Kenya to build sustainable livelihoods in the horticulture sector.
Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture launches inaugural Leadership Programme
20-08-2021 | 11:52:02
 To support agriculture leaders deliver on policy priorities across the continent, this week CALA’s inaugural Advanced Leadership Programme: Collaborative Leadership for Africa’s Food Security and Sustainability kicked off.
[Interview] Claudia Isabel Barona, Co-Founder, Lifepack, Colombia
20-08-2021 | 10:10:00
Lifepack, co-founded by Claudia Barona, produces 100% biodegradable ecological products made from natural fibers and seeds. Lifepack was recognized by the United Nations as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world in 2021.
Tanzanian farmers benefit from rapid agricultural mechanization with support from the African Development Fund
20-08-2021 | 09:37:00
Farmers in Tanzania have benefited from rapid transformation with financial support from the African Development Fund to a national agricultural bank program.
[Interview] Omar Coulibaly, Managing Director, InnoFaso, Burkina Faso
20-08-2021 | 08:03:00
Africa Business Communities speaks with Omar Coulibaly, Managing Director of InnoFaso, an agribusiness company based that was recently recognized by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the World in the Global Good Food for All competition.
IITA, OFI and E4D project targets 5,000 Ugandan coffee farmers
19-08-2021 | 09:25:23
In Uganda, the GIZ Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) program partnered with IITA-Uganda and Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) to improve the livelihoods of 5,000 coffee farmers in the Mount Elgon region of the country.
[Interview] Augustine Sensie Bangura, CEO, Sierra Agri Foods, Sierra Leone
18-08-2021 | 10:57:00
Augustine Sensie Bangura is the entrepreneur behind Sierra Agri Foods, an agricultural food processing business selected by the United Nations as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world providing good food for their communitity.
FAO launches new online course to capacitate poultry farmer field school facilitators and master trainers in Zambia and Zimbabwe
17-08-2021 | 12:47:00
The course will broaden their knowledge and skills in FFS facilitation in poultry production and health and in approaches to promote prudent antimicrobial use and raise awareness on antimicrobial resistance
[Interview] Claire Sands Baker, Director, Toothpick Company, Kenya
17-08-2021 | 10:33:00
Claire Sands Baker co-founded, and is currently the Director of the Toothpick Company, an enterprise working hard to combat the threat that parasitic plants present in Kenya's Agriculture.
[Interview] Blayne Tesfaye, CEO, TruLuv Granola, Ethiopia
13-08-2021 | 11:11:00
Blayne Tesfaye is an Ethiopian-American entrepreneur committed to creating affordable, nutritious and natural snacks for the Ethiopian and African food community through her snack bars, made locally by Ethiopian women.
[Column] Nixon Gecheo: Role of digital agricultural tools during pandemic
13-08-2021 | 09:41:00
The challenges female smallholders face, from access to technology to informal participation in value chains, have been exacerbated by Covid, risking a widening of the gender gap.
Zambia’s poultry firm Ross Breeders partners with Cellulant to digitize their payments
13-08-2021 | 09:31:20
Through Tingg, Cellulant’s digital payments platform, Ross Breeders has been able to reduce cash transaction volumes and offer their customers a seamless payment experience.
New initiative set to strengthen fertilizer regulation in Southern Africa
12-08-2021 | 11:01:16
The programme, the Harmonized Fertilizer Regulatory Framework (HFRF) project, also seeks to enhance integration and improve access to regional fertilizer markets. This regional initiative is being implemented in the 16 SADC Member States.
New e-verification platform poised to revolutionize farm input certification in Tanzania
12-08-2021 | 08:59:54
eHakiki does this by using technology to reimagine agriculture in Tanzania. eHakiki is providing accessible, scalable solutions for smallholder farmers.
Proparco invests in ARAF to drive climate adaptation for smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa
06-08-2021 | 09:43:00
Proparco, through FISEA+, the AFD Group fund advised by Proparco, signed a $5 million investment in Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), to help smallholder farmers in East and West Africa adapt to climate change.
Rural radio boosts farming in Tanzania
06-08-2021 | 08:05:19
MVIWATA FM attracts smallholder farmers, youth and other marginalized groups, reaching approximately 250,000 people in the rural and urban areas of Tanzania.
Nutreco enters into two joint ventures with Unga Group to expand East African footprint
05-08-2021 | 10:54:17
The yet to be named joint ventures will focus on fish feed development in East Africa and complete animal feed development in Uganda. The entities will make significant investments in production capacity in both Kenya and Uganda to meet the anticipated future market demand.
Microsoft 4Afrika partners with IFC to promote digital transformation in Africa’s agri-food sector
03-08-2021 | 13:47:00
Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, has partnered with the IFC to make digital tools and training resources more accessible to small-scale farmers, and agriculture-linked small businesses, to support digital transformation in Africa's agribusiness sector.
IDH Farmfit Fund, Rabobank and FMO invest in small-scale farming in Africa
30-07-2021 | 12:35:59
FMO and Rabobank are becoming partners in the EUR 100 million IDH Farmfit Fund with an investment of EUR 10 million each. This unique fund, made up of public and private funds, will make it possible to provide financing for small-scale farmers.
OPEC Fund signs $30m loan to enhance productivity for smallholder farmers in Uganda
30-07-2021 | 12:23:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development signed a $30 million loan agreement with Uganda to help improve food security and incomes for more than 120,000 smallholder households in the northern and north-eastern regions.
Danone and FAO collaborate to improve nutrition and agriculture practices in Egypt
30-07-2021 | 09:33:46
Danone has signed a partnership with The UN-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aiming at improving nutrition, agriculture practices and food safety across Egypt for more sustainable food systems.
TADB partners with Clinton Development Initiative to unlock soybean value-chain in Tanzania
29-07-2021 | 10:54:14
Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB), has entered into a strategic partnership with the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI), to allow the agri-bank disburse up-to $500,000 to unlock the soybean value-chain in Iringa Region, Tanzania.
IDH Farmfit Fund, Rabobank and FMO partner to invest in small-scale farming in developing countries
28-07-2021 | 14:04:00
FMO and Rabobank are becoming partners in the €100 million IDH Farmfit Fund with an investment of €10 million each. This fund, made up of public and private funds, will make it possible to provide financing for small-scale farmers.
UN announces 13 Small Business Winners providing “Good Food for All” in Africa and the Middle East
27-07-2021 | 14:00:00
The USD100,00 global competition, held in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit, showcases innovative solutions in improving access to healthy, sustainable food.
[Mozambique] AgDevCo invests $3 million in irrigated banana estate Quinta da Bela Vista Limitada
27-07-2021 | 12:16:46
The UK-based social impact investor has closed a $3 million debt investment in Quinta da Bela Vista Limitada (QBV), an irrigated banana estate located in the Boane area in Mozambique.
Action Against Hunger new data show Tigray, Ethiopia at risk of famine
26-07-2021 | 16:31:00
Analysis released by Action Against Hunger, a nonprofit leader in hunger prevention and treatment, show that up to 400,000 women, men and children in Tigray, Ethiopia are now facing acute food insecurity.
Oxford Foundry partners with FMDQ Private Markets to accelerate Nigeria’s startup ecosystem
23-07-2021 | 10:57:00
Oxford Foundry and FMDQ Private Markets, a subsidiary of FMDQ Holdings Nigeria, have launched a global partnership to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s startup ecosystem.
Eni, Nairobi office of Italian Agency for Development Cooperation sign MoU to develop joint initiatives in Kenya
23-07-2021 | 10:20:00
Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) signed an MoU to identify possible collaboration opportunities in the areas of agriculture and value-chain development.
Eni, Government of Kenya partner to promote decarbonization by strengthening cooperation in the sustainable bio-fuel value chain
22-07-2021 | 08:42:00
Eni and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the decarbonization process to tackle climate change through new industrial models of fully-integrated circular economy.
[Nigeria] AfDB, IFAD, others boost agriculture with $800m
20-07-2021 | 11:10:00
The Bank of Industry, African Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development and Islamic Development Bank have okayed $800million to reduce poverty, end hunger and increase resilience to climate change in rural communities around Nigeria.
IFAD launches new financing programme to boost private funding of rural businesses and small-scale farmers
14-07-2021 | 16:03:50
Rural businesses will get a boost from new financing programme launched by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries.
Agriculture stakeholders root for partnership to build resilient food systems in Africa
12-07-2021 | 11:45:00
Speaking during the Alliance for a Green Revoluton in Africa (AGRA) organized Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit, speakers reiterated that food security cannot be achieved without a gvernment facilitated enabling environemnt for agribusiness to thrive.
AgDevCo invests in Kenyan aquaculture company Victory Farms
09-07-2021 | 10:11:00
Social impact investor working in the African agriculture sector, AgDevCo, has announce a multi-million-dollar mezzanine debt investment in Victory Farms, a rapidly growing aquaculture company in Kenya.
[Côte d’Ivoire] La Banque Africaine de Développement va soutenir la création de chaînes de valeur agricoles
09-07-2021 | 08:38:00
La Banque Africaine de Développement va soutenir la Côte d’Ivoire dans la création de chaînes de valeur agricoles afin de créer davantage d’emplois et de rendre la croissance économique plus inclusive, a affirmé, le président de l’institution, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina
IFAD provides funding to improve food security for Tanzanian small-scale farmers
08-07-2021 | 10:22:37
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide funding to assist vulnerable small-scale farmers in rural Tanzania.
AfDB approves $50m loan to FCMB to bolster women-empowered businesses in Nigeria
08-07-2021 | 09:05:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), approved a loan of $50 million to Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) to channel to local enterprises and women-empowered businesses.
IFC partners with Tunisian olive oil producer CHO to promote job creation, sustainability
07-07-2021 | 15:19:00
IFC announced a financing and advisory services package for CHO Group, Tunisia's olive oil producers and exporters, to help the company expand production and create jobs in the agriculture sector.
AGF, TADB partner to boost agribusinesses financing in Tanzania
07-07-2021 | 14:54:00
African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB), to disburse up-to $20 million worth of loans to agribusinesses in Tanzania.
IITA signs Aflasafe manufacturing and distribution agreement in Mozambique
07-07-2021 | 10:25:31
Food safety has taken a step forward in Mozambique as IITA signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) with AflaLivre Moçambique S.A. (AflaLivre) to manufacture and distribute Aflasafe in the country.
AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda
05-07-2021 | 09:53:00
CIP, RAB, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the One Acre Fund have partnered to support and launch a digital platform called AKILIMO that helps farmers and extension workers develop tailored fertilizer recommendations. 
Most Kenyan MSMEs Operating Within ICT, Agricultural Sectors
05-07-2021 | 07:49:00
ICT and Agriculture are the leading host sectors for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya, the 2021 MSMEs Survey Report shows.
Ghanaian agribusiness startup Green Gold Farms raises $1.6 million to tackle food import challenge
02-07-2021 | 08:58:00
Green Gold Farms is tackling the problems of poverty, lack of economic opportunity, and malnutrition and related illnesses in Northern Ghana through large-scale agricultural production.
AGRA launches fourth edition of the Agribusiness Deal Room
01-07-2021 | 11:10:03
The Agribusiness Deal Room is a match making platform at the annual AGRF Summit that convenes different stakeholders to facilitate partnerships and investments in African agriculture.
Fruit, vegetables and protein remain out of reach for most Africans, report
01-07-2021 | 07:55:09
According to the latest Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, Africans face some of the highest food costs when compared to other regions of a similar level of development.
IFC, OCP partner to support sustainable food systems, improve agricultural value chain in Africa
30-06-2021 | 10:50:00
OCP, the phosphate mining and fertilizer group, signed a financing agreement with the IFC, to support OCP expand its value chain in Africa, as part of its effort to contribute to the economic development of the continent.
[Côte d'Ivoire] Le ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement rural élabore son document de programmation pluriannuelle
30-06-2021 | 10:14:00
Le ministère d’Etat, ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement rural (MEMINADER) a entamé, à Grand Bassam un atelier d’élaboration du document de programmation pluriannuelle de dépenses-projet annuel de performance (DPPD-PAP) 2022-2024.
[Kenya] CMA grants licenses to five coffee brokers
29-06-2021 | 08:21:39
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has issued the first set of licenses to five coffee brokers in line with the Capital Markets (Coffee Exchange) Regulations, 2020. The licenses will allow the brokers to carry out the role of coffee brokerage services at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) with effect from 1 July 2021.
[Senegal] La Fondation Sonatel dote le village de Déguerre un montant global de 300 Millions de FCFA
28-06-2021 | 12:41:00
Conformément à sa mission première d’amélioration des conditions de vie des populations, la Fondation Sonatel inaugure son sixième projet « village », à destination des populations de Déguerre.
Imperial acquires controlling stake in Deep Catch Namibia Holdings
25-06-2021 | 13:10:00
Deep Catch is a diversified and vertically integrated business engaged in the wholesale, distribution and cold storage of perishable foods (mainly poultry, fish and dairy products) in Namibia and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
Agriculture Sector Network Chairman Bimal Kantaria receives Productive Business Civility Award
25-06-2021 | 11:45:00
The award is set aside for the Top World Civility Leaders who are making a global impact with their businesses, innovations and initiatives.
Food sustainability leaders launch alliance advocating for sustainable and nutritious foods
25-06-2021 | 07:16:09
The alliance has been established with a single vision: to make nutritious and sustainable food the preferred consumer choice.
AfDB and Italian Technical Cooperation Fund extend €990,000 grant to boost agricultural value chains in Mozambique
25-06-2021 | 07:03:14
The project will enable the businesses to better tap into national and regional markets and capitalize on the opportunities created by the African Continental Free Trade Area.
South Sudan partners with IFAD to boost productivity, food security and resilience of small-scale farmers
24-06-2021 | 10:44:00
A new $19.9 million project will bring much needed help to rural households facing the impacts of poverty, food insecurity and climate change in South Sudan.
Africa set to become a global hub for agritech, Microsoft research
23-06-2021 | 11:59:00
Developing agritech solutions to enable data-driven, precise and connected farming will help farmers across Africa optimise yields, boost farm productivity and increase their profitability.
Ghana Cocoa Board, Bühler sign agreement to build local processing capacity
22-06-2021 | 12:16:00
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), signed an agreement with Bühler to build Ghana’s local cocoa processing and value addition capacity through training, product development and technology guidance.
FAO launches Green Cities Action Programme for Africa
22-06-2021 | 11:54:00
A big push in a rapidly urbanizing continent kicked off as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), launched the Green Cities Regional Action Programme for Africa.
Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods to build dairy farm in Nigeria to support local milk production
18-06-2021 | 11:29:29
Danish Farmer owned dairy co-operative Arla Foods will build a commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria where it will also train and support up to 1,000 local dairy farmers.
Global Environment Facility approves over $46.6m to support FAO-led projects in Asia and Africa
18-06-2021 | 09:36:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), welcomed approval from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for five FAO-led projects in eight countries, totaling more than $46.6 million in funding.
IFC, AfDB launch program to support women farmers in Côte d’Ivoire
18-06-2021 | 08:42:00
IFC and the African Development Bank’s AFAWA initiative announced a new partnership program to boost the professional capacities, incomes and access to finance of thousands of Ivorian women smallholder farmers.
African Development Bank approves $1.4m grant to improve food security in Zambia
17-06-2021 | 10:07:00
The African Development Bank approved a $1.4 million grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program to reduce malnutrition among the Southern African nation’s most vulnerable households.
Le Crédit du Maroc accélère sa transformation digitale sur le segment des agriculteurs
16-06-2021 | 10:11:00
Le Crédit du Maroc se veut également un partenaire globale des Agriculteurs avec une gamme de produits et services qui couvrent aussi bien les besoins professionnels et privés de cette clientèle.
IFC, German Ministry for Development partner to strengthen supply chains for smallholder farmers in Africa
15-06-2021 | 12:33:00
IFC and BMZ, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, launched a new program that will leverage greater private sector investments to support the food production value chain across Africa.
AfDB appoints Beth Dunford as Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development
15-06-2021 | 10:58:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), announced the appointment of Dr. Beth Dunford as Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, effective 1st July 2021.
[Kenya] Agriculture Ministry and Microsoft Demonstrate Roadmap for sector Digital Transformation
14-06-2021 | 07:28:00
Like the rest of the world, Kenya’s food systems are in the middle of a digital revolution as the COVID-19 pandemic brought in the weaknesses of present food systems.
AAK and Mars target Ghana women with a ten-year sustainable shea initiative
11-06-2021 | 09:37:02
Running until 2030, the Women in Shea (WISH) initiative aims to reach 13,000 women shea collectors from more than 150 communities in northern Ghana.
World Bank approves $250m financing to support development of agri-food sector in Côte d’Ivoire
08-06-2021 | 15:39:00
The World Bank approved $250 million in total financing from IDA to support the development of the agri-food sector and the creation of thousands of jobs in rural areas of Cote d’Ivoire.
FAO launches first In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training in Kenya
08-06-2021 | 12:31:18
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HAS launched the frontline In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) for the first Kenyan cohort of veterinarians and para-veterinary professionals.
World Bank approves new financing to increase productivity, market access for smallholder farmers and agri-enterprises in Liberia
08-06-2021 | 10:46:00
The World Bank approved a new financing to increase productivity and market access for smallholder farmers and agri-enterprises in Liberia.
Nigeria agritech startup Thrive Agric targets 50,000 farmers with new project
04-06-2021 | 08:43:00
A natural partner for the Trade Hub, Thrive Agric has already helped over 140,000 farmers in Nigeria increase their capacities to meet supply, quality, and food safety standards required by domestic and export markets.
AGRA’s continental VALUE4HER platform connects women in agribusiness with opportunities, market access
03-06-2021 | 09:48:00
To enhance interaction and networking among African women in agribusiness and potential investors and trade partners, a platform dubbed VALUE4HER was launched in 2018 by CTA.
ITFC partners with UNIDO to support Egypt’s cotton sector and Sudan’s dairy sector
03-06-2021 | 09:42:23
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have held a high-level bilateral meeting to highlight two project agreements.
[Column] Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa
02-06-2021 | 13:52:36
Agriculture for the most part has been a shining light for the continent and the investor community and governments have recognised that agri is a driver of a couple of key aspects.
OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I invests $5 million in Ethiopian poultry company EthioChicken
02-06-2021 | 08:15:43
EthioChicken currently operates eight poultry farms and four hatcheries, which produce and supply young chicken for households in rural Ethiopia.
Nigeria stands to earn $700 million annually from Sugar Backward Integration
02-06-2021 | 08:10:32
Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has urged government to faithfully follow through with the Backward Integration Policy in the sugar industry as the nation stands to rake in foreign exchange up to $700millon yearly from Sugar production self-sufficiency.
Shell unveils cassava processing company in Nigeria
01-06-2021 | 11:35:28
Shell says the company will support the economy and earning power of the Rivers State and its people from the cassava value chain while utilising leading technology to process and create more added value from the household crop.
GIZ Egypt and Arab Women's Enterprise Fund launch agri-digital startup competition
01-06-2021 | 11:33:13
The Agri-Digital Startup Competition aims to enhance and support the digital agriculture ecosystem in Egypt to empower existing and potential entrepreneurs, particularly youth and women.
[Nigeria] Releaf, OnePipe partnership targets 2,000 farmers with digital financial services
01-06-2021 | 09:40:00
Over 65 percent of Nigerians are outside the financial services envelope, with millions unbanked or under-banked. The combination of COVID-19 disruptions and the widening digital divide in the rural and underserved areas has threatened the attainment of financial inclusion targets in Nigeria.
[South Africa] Founders Factory Africa partners with Small Foundation to champion digitization of agriculture
31-05-2021 | 09:41:21
FFA and Small Foundation will support over 18 agtech startups from across sub-Saharan Africa with their ideas and ventures to address challenges across the entire agricultural value chain.
The UN Food Systems Best Small Business competition: SMEs time to shine
28-05-2021 | 12:27:00
Small businesses around the world that help provide healthy food that is good for the environment. By being selected as one of the 50 winners, you will be receive worldwide media attention as we spotlight your business.
IFAD, EU to invest €26.5 million in Ethiopian rural financial institutions
28-05-2021 | 08:58:20
Micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and cooperatives who play an important role in creating jobs and sustaining livelihoods in rural areas are also facing the challenges due to the pandemic.