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AGCO and Germany cooperate in deepening farm mechanization across Sub-Saharan Africa
23-01-2019 | 06:22:10
AGCO has signed a Letter of Intent with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development to implement a joint agricultural project in Africa.
Egypt, Tunisia sign working program on fishing
22-01-2019 | 07:09:03
Egypt and Tunisia have signed a working program to exchange expertise in the fields of sea fishing and fish farming for 2019/20.
AGCO launches innovative Farm in a Box initiative for Africa taking farm mechanization into rural communities
21-01-2019 | 09:30:00
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has unveiled its pioneering Farm in a Box (FIAB) initiative for Africa.
[Nigeria] Growsel receives Oracle Netsuite for its agriculture crowdfunding platform
17-01-2019 | 11:48:00
Growsel, has received software from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social enterprises.
AgDevCo invests $3million in Ghanaian farmer-owned Cocoa Company
15-01-2019 | 08:29:16
Impact investor AgDevCo has invested in Kuapa Kokoo Limited, the only licensed cocoa buying company in Ghana which is owned by a cooperative of Ghanaian smallholder cocoa farmers.
China reiterates financial and infrastructural support to Angola
14-01-2019 | 07:23:10
The Chinese government will continue to provide aid to Angola, mainly in the financial and infrastructure sectors, as well as encouraging local companies to invest in Angola.
Business trends shaping Africa in 2019
10-01-2019 | 12:36:01
The progress of Africa’s economy over the last decade has been remarkable. In 2018, six African nations – Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Djibouti – feature in the fastest-growing economies in the world.
[Nigeria Business Week] Industries partner to reach common goals
10-01-2019 | 10:57:00
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
Angola and Vietnam deepen cooperation on agriculture
10-01-2019 | 09:48:40
Angola and Vietnam will increase cooperation in agriculture and technology, as part of the ongoing economic diversification process in the country.
[Angola] Webcor Group acquires Lactiango for $30 million
09-01-2019 | 09:24:17
Lactiangol, Angola's main dairy unit, has been acquired by the Webcor group, in a deal valued at $30 million.
Nigerian tomato growers charge Federal Government on processing plant
08-01-2019 | 14:21:00
The Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria (TOGAN) has urged the Federal Government to establish cottage processing plants in tomato producing areas.
Kazungula Bridge to link, open up markets in eight African countries
04-01-2019 | 06:24:03
Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.
[Column] Sachen Gudka: Tracking Kenya Big Four Agenda’s performance
02-01-2019 | 06:10:00
By deliberately centering Manufacturing in the Big 4 Agenda, Kenya made an expedient decision to steer itself back on the fast track towards realizing Vision 2030.
Ghana announces plans to process half of its cocoa locally
31-12-2018 | 16:35:04
Ghana has announced plans to start locally processing 50 per cent of all the cocoa it produces as it seeks to tap into the revenues of the lucrative crop while creating more jobs for the locals.
Angola collects $9 billion from timber exports in three months
31-12-2018 | 06:06:00
Nine million dollars were deposited in Angolan commercial banks, from September to December, in favor of the national exporters of saw timber.
World Bank injects $50 million to improve agriculture productivity in Angola and Lesotho
28-12-2018 | 11:30:00
Efforts to improve agriculture productivity in Southern Africa got a boost following the World Bank Board approval of a $50 million project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho.
[Angola] UAE invests $200 million in agrarian technological centers
28-12-2018 | 08:07:00
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest US $ 200 million in 18 agricultural technology centers in Angola.
[Ghana] AgroCenta receives $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant
21-12-2018 | 09:08:00
AgroCenta has been selected to be the recipient of $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant, funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members.
IFC signs accords with NBE to support Ethiopia's private sector
21-12-2018 | 08:37:00
IFC CEO has signed accords with the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to expand trade and local currency financing as part of broad effort to support private sector in Ethiopia.
[Senegal] IFAD’s $72 million food security programme targets 43,000 rural households
20-12-2018 | 10:30:09
Over 43,700 vulnerable rural households in Senegal will benefit from a US$72.4 million programme that aims to improve food and nutrition security.
Angola, Lesotho benefit from $50 million World Bank facility to boost agriculture technologies
20-12-2018 | 10:27:02
The World Bank's Board of Directors have approved a $ 50 million project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho.
MafAfrique commits to invest $1.5 Million to boost East Africa’s fruits and vegetable exports to Middle East and Europe
20-12-2018 | 08:06:00
MafAfrique, has committed to raising and investing up to $1.5 Million in ISQCL, Kenya to scale up its sustainable fruits and vegetables sourcing , production and value addition.
AgDevCo to purchase coffee from 21,000 Ugandan smallholder farmers and cooperatives
20-12-2018 | 06:16:16
AgDevCo has announced an investment in Great Lakes Coffee, Uganda's leading producer and exporter of fully traceable, high-grade coffees.
EU and Mauritius step up partnership on climate change
19-12-2018 | 05:57:32
The Government of Mauritius and the EU have held a High Level Policy Dialogue on Climate Change to discuss how to bring their partnership in climate change to the next level.
Mauritania rolls out the welcome mat to investors with new iGuide
18-12-2018 | 11:31:53
Mauritania is serious about “rolling out the welcome mat” to foreign direct investment (FDI) following the launch of an online investment guide in the capital Nouakchott on 22 November.
African leaders urged to recommit to boosting continent’s agriculture sector
18-12-2018 | 09:15:00
ECA’s African Trade Policy Centre Programme Management Officer has urged African leaders to honour their commitment to allocate 10% of their budgets to agriculture to improve continent's food security, reduce poverty and spur economic growth.
GreenTec Invests in Tanzanian organic honey producer Afrilife
18-12-2018 | 08:35:08
GreenTec has announced its investment in Afrilife, a Tanzania-based producer of organic honey and bee products.
[Ghana] Esoko enhaces farmers communication, bolstering markets
18-12-2018 | 07:53:00
Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm is empowering farmers to get better prices for their products one text message at a time, connecting them directly with the traders.
AfDB approves $75 million to DAL Group to transform Sudan’s food and agriculture
17-12-2018 | 11:30:08
The African Development Bank has approved its first private sector investment in Sudan in a multi-currency loan equivalent to $75 million to DAL Group.
Tunisia trains first set of drone pilots for agricultural productivity
14-12-2018 | 15:11:24
Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia.
[Kenya] Boreal Light launches unique Water Kiosk system in Miamba
11-12-2018 | 13:35:10
Boreal Light GmbH has announced the launch of one of its most unique implementations of the Winture Planet Cube Water Desalination Systems in Miamba, Kenya.
IFAD invests $210 million to support 30,000 Ugandan households who rely on palm oil
10-12-2018 | 06:14:03
Over 30,800 vulnerable rural households in Uganda will benefit from a $210.4 million project that aims to sustainably increase rural livelihoods by supporting an efficient oil palm industry.
[Angola] IFAD to invest $7.6 million in agriculture projects across eight municipalities
07-12-2018 | 08:30:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will support the Angolan Government in the implementation of the ARP, with a $ 7.6 million financing.
Boehringer Ingelheim launches LastMile initiative targeting animal healthcare in Sub Saharan Africa
07-12-2018 | 06:10:00
Boehringer Ingelheim has launched the ‘LastMile’ initiative, an integrated, solutions-driven programme that seeks to address crucial animal health challenges.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Cultivating the Facebook farming revolution to grow African economies
06-12-2018 | 13:31:08
In less than a decade, Africa ICT sector has experienced an unprecedented boom that has caught the world’s attention.
South Africa -Tunisia Business Council mooted to boost trade and investment
06-12-2018 | 06:43:00
South Africa Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry has received the assurance of the Tunisian business people that they are keen and committed to the establishment of the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council.
[Kenya] Panalpina expands facilities at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
04-12-2018 | 14:00:21
Panalpina continues to expand and invest in Kenya, doubling its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Elanco Animal Health, Farm Radio International partner to support livestock farmers in Tanzania
04-12-2018 | 11:43:00
Elanco Animal Health and Farm Radio International have partnered to produce a 13-week series of radio programs to educate small-scale livestock farmers in North Tanzania.
Norway commits $3million to market initiative for East Africa farmers
03-12-2018 | 12:28:32
The Government of Norway has announced its contribution to the Farm to Market Alliance, a global private-sector led initiative with the aim to make markets work better for smallholder farmers.
[Kenya Business Week] Leveraging the blue economy wave to boost national purse
29-11-2018 | 13:36:00
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.
AfDB partners with Entreprenarium to build capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Africa
27-11-2018 | 10:59:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
Kenya Power posts KShs3.1 billion in annual gross profit
27-11-2018 | 10:09:00
Kenya Power has announced a gross profit of KShs.3.1 billion for the year ended 30th June 2018. During the trading period, electricity sales increased by 2.3 % from 8,272 million units the previous year to 8,459 million units.
Mozambique making economic and social progress, AfDB report
27-11-2018 | 07:22:00
According to the latest African Development Bank (AfDB) Country Result Brief, Mozambique has made significant strides despite an economic slump over the past two years.
Netherlands invests $9million to rehabilitate roads in South Sudan
26-11-2018 | 11:51:42
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has invested $9 million to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan.
[Kenya] ICIPE discovers cricket species to bolster food security
22-11-2018 | 12:46:00
Researchers at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya, have discovered a new, previously undescribed edible cricket with great promise for mass production.
Japan supports WFP to scale up nutrition programme in Ghana
22-11-2018 | 09:56:00
The United Nations WFP has received US$5m from the Government of Japan to enable scale-up a programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.
Sustained investment, exports to grow Uganda economy by over 6 per cent, World Bank
22-11-2018 | 08:06:00
The Ugandan economy rebounded strongly to 6.1 per cent in the 2017-2018 financial year.
[Nigeria] Agritech startup Farmcrowdy celebrates its second anniversary of empowering with close to 8,000 farmers
21-11-2018 | 12:18:59
Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform Farmcrowdy, recently celebrated its second year of empowering close to 8,000 farmers across 10 states in the country.
[Angola] Samap project to reach over 86,000 smallholder farmers
21-11-2018 | 10:15:00
At least 86,000 and 460 peasant families in the province of Huíla will benefit in 2019 from the first phase of the implementation of the Family Agriculture Development Project.
ACP investment in Angola reaches $40 million in ten years
20-11-2018 | 12:00:00
Angola Capital Partner (ACP), which manages the investment funds of Norway, has invested $40 million in Angola provinces over the last 10 years.
USADF partners with Nigeria to support local agribusiness
20-11-2018 | 10:53:00
The President & CEO of USADF and the Governor of Kebbi State, Nigeria signed a MOU announcing their intention to develop and expand local agricultural enterprises in the northern Nigerian state.
[Ghana] Agric sector lending gets GHC400m boost
20-11-2018 | 09:39:00
The Ghanaian Government has set aside GH¢400 million, with an additional funding of $14.0 million from the Africa Development Bank, towards the establishment of the Ghana Incentive Base Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending next year.
UNIDO invests in South Sudanese meat processors
20-11-2018 | 06:01:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is providing South Sudan meat processors with new skills and tools to help improve food security and the income of the rural population.
[Kenya] IFC and TLcom invest $10 million in Twiga Foods
16-11-2018 | 13:05:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, TLcom, and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) have announced a $10 million investment in Twiga Foods.
UN agencies, partners to firm-up common support programme for Central Africa
15-11-2018 | 10:56:16
Representatives and experts of UN bodies, ECCAS General Secretariat and CEMAC Commission are set to meet in Gabon this month to re calibrate their efforts at delivering support for the sustainable development in Central Africa.
[Burkina Faso] Oikocredit invests € 2 million in Anatrans cashew processor
15-11-2018 | 08:30:00
Burkinabe cashew processor Anatrans has welcomed social impact investor Oikocredit as a new shareholder, in a transaction that saw Dutch headquartered Oikocredit make a € 2 million investment in Anatrans.
[Kenya Business Week] Flying into new opportunities
15-11-2018 | 06:36:56
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
Technology gives Kenyan farmers access to transparent marketplace
13-11-2018 | 10:56:00
Twiga Foods, a Kenyan mobile phone platform that sells bananas and other produce from small-scale farmers to local vendors and markets is offering local farmers access to a transparent marketplace.
RENEW's Impact Angel Network closes eleventh investment in East Africa
13-11-2018 | 10:46:00
RENEW and members of the Impact Angel Network (IAN) have closed an investment in ET Fresh, LLC.
AfDB and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invest €150 million in Tunisia
13-11-2018 | 07:19:00
The president of the AfDB and the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development met during the Africa Investment Forum and discussed new avenues for cooperation between the two institutions.
There are business opportunities in China, South African companies
13-11-2018 | 06:59:00
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
Africa agribusiness, a $1tr business by 2030
12-11-2018 | 07:27:00
With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach US$1 trillion by 2030. Agribusiness will become the ‘new oil” on the continent.
AfDB, FinDev Canada prioritize climate, agribusiness and gender in a new agreement
08-11-2018 | 11:34:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FinDev Canada – the Canadian government’s development finance institution have agreed to collaborate in joint transaction opportunities, external partnerships and best practice to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
Israel invests $300 million in Angola’s agriculture
07-11-2018 | 06:50:57
Israel has committed $300 million to finance agricultural projects in Angola, its ambassador Oren Rozenblat announced in the municipality of Tomboco, Zaire province.
[Cameroon] Transformation will come via rigorous development planning, study
06-11-2018 | 07:10:00
A senior official of the UN Economic Commission (ECA), has told Cameroon’s development planning and statistics authorities that the law of the market, called ‘the invisible hand’ in economics, cannot by itself promote diversification, industrialization and the structural transformation of the economies.
World’s largest silk producer to set up base in Kenya
05-11-2018 | 13:11:05
The world’s largest producer of silk, Guangdong Silk-Tex Group, has announced its plans to set up shop in Kenya.
Angola bets on artisanal fishing to grow economy
02-11-2018 | 06:48:26
Angola’s artisanal fishing sub sector continues to be the driving force behind the economic and social progress of communities, contributing to food and nutritional security, creating more jobs and raising household incomes
COMESA Fruit Fly Surveillance Project boosts Zimbabwe horticultural exports
01-11-2018 | 10:08:00
Export of horticultural products in Zimbabwe has gone up from $23,333 in 2016 to $87 996 in 2018 to international Markets but mostly European Union.
IMF completes program review mission to Benin
30-10-2018 | 13:44:00
A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its October visit in Cotonou, Benin. The visit was to hold discussions on the third review of the three-year economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the Republic of Benin.
Greenpeace calls on Senegal government to improve safety for artisanal fishermen
24-10-2018 | 06:25:00
Greenpeace Africa has released a new documentary on the numerous cases of small-scale fishermen who have lost their lives in Senegalese waters. Over the past 2 years, at least 226 fishermen have lost their lives at sea or have been declared missing.
Tunisia's Economic Outlook in 4 Charts, study
23-10-2018 | 12:57:00
Due to an exceptional harvest and tourist arrivals that reached levels last seen in 2010, GDP growth in Tunisia have accelerated in the second quarter of 2018 to 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the first quarter.
IFAD projects reach 50,000 rural Tunisian households
23-10-2018 | 08:50:00
Development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to better living conditions and less poverty in rural areas of Tunisia.
[Zimbabwe] Agric Trust disburses $87m to farmers, agribusinesses
23-10-2018 | 08:45:00
The Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust has disbursed $87,5 million to almost 530,000 small-holder farmers and agribusinesses, as it seeks to boost their operations.
FairTrade, UNCTAD partner to promote African workers
22-10-2018 | 07:06:29
The Brussels-based Fair Trade Advocacy Office and UNCTAD are joining forces to improve the living and working conditions of artisans, workers and smallholder farmers and producers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
[Kenya Business Week] Breathing new life into SMEs
19-10-2018 | 08:42:00
Small and medium sized businesses in Kenya represents 75 per cent of the country's workforce, constitute 98 percent of all businesses in Kenya and contribute 3 percent to the national purse.
[Uganda] KCCA, WFP partner to tackle food insecurity
19-10-2018 | 06:40:52
Kampala Capital City Authority, KCCA, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have entered a partnership to tackle food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition in Kampala district.
Elanco Animal Health rolls out $3.1 million project in East Africa
18-10-2018 | 06:12:00
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated is progressing a groundbreaking project to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries – Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to capitalize on growing coffee markets
18-10-2018 | 05:11:00
Coffee producers in Ethiopia and Burundi should capitalize on growing interest in premium markets and environmental sustainability among the 500 million people globally who drink coffee every day to make the most of their inimitable beans.
CBA hosts its third economic forum to discuss food security
18-10-2018 | 02:54:00
Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) yesterday hosted its third Economic Forum at Serena Hotel in Nairobi. The third Economic Forum focused on Food Security and Government policies geared towards Food Security, Trade and Employment.
AfDB leads pan-African campaign against Fall Army Worm
17-10-2018 | 14:06:00
The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.
[Senegal] UNIDO to establish agro industrial hub in rural centers
17-10-2018 | 06:31:56
The Government of Senegal and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) completed a sensitization mission towards the development of an integrated agropole in the country’s rural centre.
Google announces Sh100m grant for Kenyan farmers
17-10-2018 | 04:36:00
Google has announced a Sh100 million grant to train more than 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills.
[Nigeria] Leventis offers free agriculture education
15-10-2018 | 07:35:00
Leventis Foundation Nigeria has marked 30 years of its Agric Training School with the provision of free agricultural education to Nigerians.
[Kenya Business Week] The economic cost of trade misinvoicing
12-10-2018 | 06:40:00
Even as Kenya continues to seal loopholes of money laundering and illicit flows, details are emerging that the country is experiencing sophisticated forms of tax evasion.
Great expectations from Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative
11-10-2018 | 08:01:00
Ethiopia's wheat production has consistently lagged other African nations. The Wheat Initiative raises hopes, but what happens when results don't meet expectations?
Kenya’s economy poised to rebound in 2018, World Bank
11-10-2018 | 07:31:00
Kenya’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected to rise to 5.7% in 2018—up from 4.9% in 2017—and continue to increase steadily to 5.8% in 2019, and 6.0% in 2020, according to the World Bank’s 18th Kenya Economic Update (KEU).
Wefarm reaches more than one million users in Kenya and Uganda
09-10-2018 | 10:42:00
Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda.
[Botswana] Nhabe livestock to find a market
09-10-2018 | 09:11:10
Ngamiland community has been urged to support Nhabe Agricultural Management Association (NAMA) towards the construction of a multi-species community abattoir in Sehithwa.
[SA Business Week] Key sectors appointments and a busy air route
05-10-2018 | 16:19:00
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
FAO, AU launch agriculture mechanization drive in Africa
05-10-2018 | 13:15:54
FAO and the African Union have launched a new framework document that aims to increase agricultural efficiency and reduce drudgery by helping countries in Africa to develop strategies for sustainable farm mechanization.
Madagascar rice regions triple yields with support from AfDB
05-10-2018 | 10:46:43
Madagascar’s three key rice farming regions have witnessed an unprecedented transformation, with yields per hectare virtually tripling over the past five years.
[Kenya Business Week] Renewed onslaught on fake news
05-10-2018 | 08:32:33
With Kenya having experienced proliferation of online news channels occasioned by an impressive penetration of the internet and a critical mass of consumers with an insatiable appetite for breaking news, truth and fact have been the latest casualties.
Handbook promotes access to finance in rural Africa
04-10-2018 | 13:21:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation, have launched the Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook to support the expansion of financial inclusion to smallholder farmers.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Safeguarding gains of Kenya’s flower sector
04-10-2018 | 11:06:27
The announcement by Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, that it would start direct cargo flights to USA in December this year remains one of the most iconic developments for the Kenyan flower industry.
Agritech startup Bandim Online wins Seedstars World Guinea Bissau
04-10-2018 | 07:04:27
The web and USSD agritech startup will now represent the country the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1 million in equity investment and other prizes.
Diversified exports, agriculture boost Rwanda’s economy, IMF
04-10-2018 | 06:22:23
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team has completed the review of the 10th Rwanda Policy Support Instrument (PSI) supported program.
Farafena’s entry into Canada a boost for African women farmers
03-10-2018 | 09:57:35
Farafena, a company offering nutrient-dense, African-grown and sustainable products, has expanded across Canada with its products now accessible across Canada, including 500 Loblaw stores.
Nestlé renews commitment to Kenyan coffee farmers through training
02-10-2018 | 09:12:00
Food and beverage company Nestlé has renewed its commitment to restore Kenyan coffee glory through continued technical support and training for existing and potential farmers.
IFAD, The lab to finance African farmers tackling climate change
01-10-2018 | 07:38:34
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have announced a new partnership that will help build climate resilience for smallholder farmers in Central and West Africa.
[Kenya] Oserian Flowers feted for innovation, inclusivity in workplace
28-09-2018 | 08:15:00
Kenya’s largest grower and exporter of rose flowers, Oserian Development Company, has been awarded in three categories of the 2018 Federation of Kenya Employers awards, emerging as the only winner in the horticulture industry.