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[chronique] Marlene Mutimawase: Hausse des prix des produits alimentaires, une grande pression pour les PMEs
19-09-2022 | 08:53:00
La hausse des prix des denrées alimentaires et des intrants, ainsi que les défis contextuels actuels, mettent les PME du secteur alimentaire sous pression en Afrique.
Wasoko partners with the government of Zanzibar to establish an innovation hub
14-09-2022 | 10:33:10
African e-commerce startup Wasoko partners with the government of Zanzibar to establish an innovation hub that will focus on building world-class tech solutions.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Cushioning food systems from shocks
09-09-2022 | 09:10:00
This week, thousands of delegates across the continent and beyond are gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the African Green Revolution Forum, AGRF, an annual event bringing governments and partners together around food security and making safe, nutritious foods produced in a sustainable way available to all Africans.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Bolstering integration with Tripartite Business Council
26-08-2022 | 17:02:19
In a historic move for the integration process, The East African Business Council, COMESA and SADC Business Council recently launched and formed the African Tripartite Business Council.
IFC and Jubaili Holdings partner to enhance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa
04-08-2022 | 13:20:00
IFC's $35 million financing package will help Jubaili expand its production capacity in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda, helping to offset Africa's reliance on agrochemical imports.
East Africa Heads of State officially launch the Arusha Bypass Road
01-08-2022 | 09:37:50
EAC launched the Arusha Bypass Road, during the EAC Heads of State summit, the 42.4 km bypass seeks to decongest traffic in the towns of Arusha and Moshi and to promote intra-regional trade.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Actualizing the Common Market Protocol
22-07-2022 | 16:00:33
The Summit discussed a raft of issues touching on the region from infrastructure development, energy transition, removing all restrictions on air transport services and strengthening the community.
Ministers of Africa and the Americas to hold first summit to enhance cooperation on agrifood issues
22-07-2022 | 11:43:00
Ministers of Agriculture, heads of international organizations and private sector representatives will meet this month during the first Summit of Africa and the Americas, to enhance cooperation on Agrifood Systems amid global threats to food security.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Region bets on bioeconomy to bolster growth
08-07-2022 | 13:53:33
Among the key interventions proposed in the strategy is the creation of new forms of sustainable bioenergy, and the conversion of waste materials to useful products.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: South Sudan remains a strategic player in the region’s petroleum industry
17-06-2022 | 16:12:47
Owing to its strategic position at the heart of a wider Nile Basin-East Africa hydrocarbons-rich area, South Sudan is emerging as the hub for petroleum industry services and exploration in the region.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Catalyzing private investments in agriculture
10-06-2022 | 13:00:00
The recent decision by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to open an office serving the East and Southern African regions is a pointer to the crucial role farmers play in the region play in the East African, continental and global food systems.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Region bets on $91.5 million budget to drive economic integration
03-06-2022 | 13:15:00
This week, the East African Community has tabled before the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) the budget estimates for the 2022/2023 Financial Year totaling $91.5 million.
AGRA launches 2022 Women Agripreneurs of the Year awards
23-03-2022 | 11:58:53
AGRA has begun accepting applications for the 2022 Women Agripreneurs of the Year Awards (WAYA), which recognizes female entrepreneurs excelling in different segments of the agricultural value chain.
[Kenya] Agritech Apollo raises $40m in Softbank-led round, joined by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, CDC
22-03-2022 | 11:55:00
Kenya-based agritech Apollo Agriculture, ans to double the number of farmers it is serving by the end 2022 and to introduce other products that deliver more value per acre of land.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Financial institutions bank on tech to bolster offerings
18-02-2022 | 14:42:31
East Africa financial institutions are betting on tech to boost their offerings, grow their customers’ portfolio and stay afloat in a competitive market.
[Interview] Emmanuel Kisinda, Managing Director, Kikombo Avocado Farm, Tanzania
25-01-2022 | 11:06:15
Kikombo Avocado Farm is a Tanzania-based company that deals with farming and selling of avocado and seedlings targeting both local and export markets, research and farmer trainings, consultation and management of avocado farming project.
[RDC] L'AfDB accorde plus de 70 Millions de dollars de prêt au développement Agro-Industriel
22-11-2021 | 08:09:00
Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a accordé un prêt du Fonds Africain de Développement de 70,76 millions de dollars américains à la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour le développement agro-industriel.
Le groupe AFD et l'oit s'engagent pour l'accès des plus vulnérables à l'assurance inclusive
27-10-2021 | 12:07:00
L’ Agence Française de Développement (AFD) et sa filiale Proparco ont signé deux projets en partenariat avec l'Organisation internationale du travail (OIT), reconnue pour son expertise en matière d'assurance inclusive.
Africa’s second plant breeding conference kicks off in Rwanda
26-10-2021 | 13:09:00
From 25th-29th October 2021, scientists, entrepreneurs, institutional leaders and students from Africa and beyond are meeting in Rwanda and online for the second continental African Plant Breeders Association Conference.
[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.
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.
FAO and the African Union Commission launch a guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
16-04-2021 | 12:04:37
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission's Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development (AUC-DARBE) have launched a guide to boosting intra-African agricultural trade under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
[Kenya] Family Bank partners with USAID to finance agribusiness
14-04-2021 | 15:51:30
Through an initiative dubbed ‘Pay for Results’, the bank targets to provide financing across dairy, horticulture, livestock and energy for agriculture value chains.
AgDevCo invests $3 million in East Africa poultry company Uzima Chicken
08-04-2021 | 11:02:00
AgDevCo has announced a $3.0 million follow-on mezzanine debt investment into Uzima Chicken Limited, a poultry company operating in Rwanda and Uganda.
Kenya unveils online platform that automates export and import licensing of key cash crops
23-03-2021 | 08:28:19
Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, has launched a system that automates issuance of import and export services provided by the Agriculture and Food Authority of Kenya (AFA), the government regulatory agency.
Bayer donates Decis ULV insecticide to support Kenya, Uganda fight against desert locust devastation
11-08-2020 | 12:02:00
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.
Centre of Excellence in Rwanda to support African farmers and rural communities
10-07-2020 | 11:36:00
A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently, reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs.
FAO welcomes additional €15m from European Union to fight Desert Locusts upsurge in East Africa
08-07-2020 | 15:59:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region.
African Development Bank project tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania, report
08-07-2020 | 10:12:00
An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team.
Almost five million people at risk of hunger, famine as Desert Locusts destroy crops across East Africa, report
04-06-2020 | 14:47:00
Almost five million people could be plunged into hunger and famine as a fourth round of desert locusts hatch and ravage crops across the Horn and East Africa, compounding an already dire food situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New swarms of locusts threaten to increase hunger in East Africa reeling from floods and coronavirus
28-05-2020 | 16:59:33
Oxfam warns that millions of people in East and Central Africa, already suffering due to flooding and the impact of coronavirus, are at risk of increased hunger and poverty as the region braces for the latest generation of locusts.
EAC cautions partner states on likely impact of above normal rains in the region
28-05-2020 | 14:30:58
According to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum Statement, parts of South Sudan, Western Kenya, Uganda, Northern Tanzania and Rwanda are expected to receive above normal rainfall between June and September 2020.
InspiraFarms closes Series B investment round to expand operations in East and Southern Africa
28-05-2020 | 09:41:00
InspiraFarms, an on- and off-grid cold storage solutions provider in East and Southern Africa, has closed a Series B to further expand its operations in the region.
Fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains, FAO Director
22-05-2020 | 16:31:00
The Director-General of FAO QU, has warned that efforts to control Desert Locusts will take time, noting increased concern for the Sahel and Southwest Asia is adding to the burden of efforts ongoing in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
World Bank approves $63 million for Ethiopia to manage Desert Locust threat
22-05-2020 | 15:01:00
The World Bank approved a financing of $63 million ($31.5 million grant and $31.5 million credit) from the International Development Association to help Ethiopia prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the desert locust outbreak.
World Bank provides $48 million emergency support for Uganda to manage Desert Locust threat
22-05-2020 | 08:24:00
The World Bank approved a financing of $48 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Uganda prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the Desert Locust outbreak.
Team Europe bolsters food security in Kenya and neighbouring nations
21-05-2020 | 14:55:00
Team Europe - the EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and the region with over Ksh 16 billion (EUR 140 million) at a time of crisis due to COVID-19.
Hunger could double in East Africa and the Horn in months as coronavirus spreads, WFP
19-05-2020 | 16:23:18
The dire socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic may more than double the number of hungry people in East Africa and the Horn over the next three months, a report from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has found.
Japan, WFP partner to fight malnutrition in Tanzania
19-05-2020 | 16:00:00
The Japanese government has contributed $1.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the implementation of the four-year Boresha Lishe nutrition project in rural areas of central Tanzania.
FAO makes gains in the fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen, threat for food security crisis remains
12-05-2020 | 09:24:00
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said that significant gains had been made in the fight against the desert locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen.
DEG finances production of organic macadamia nuts from Kenya
01-05-2020 | 15:55:00
DEG is providing a loan from the AfricaConnect programme funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to finance the production of organic macadamia nuts from German-Kenyan company, Limbua.
Linking agriculture, rural electrification in Ethiopia could unlock $4 billion for national economy, RMI
29-04-2020 | 14:02:00
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched a new report that shows how electricity can unlock billions of dollars in new value across six agricultural processing or small business opportunities in some of Ethiopia’s most important crops.
Russian Federation donates $10 million to support fight Desert Locusts in East Africa
29-04-2020 | 09:06:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) received a donation of $10 million from the Russian Federation to support its operations in fighting against the Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa.
Japan contributes $7.5 million to help fight locust swarms in East Africa
07-04-2020 | 09:36:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$7.5 million from the Government of Japan to help support vulnerable people in three East African countries hit by locust swarms feeding off crops.
AfDB approves $1.5 million emergency grant to curb desert locusts ravaging East and Horn of Africa
03-04-2020 | 10:45:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a $1.5 million emergency relief grant to assist nine countries in the East and Horn of Africa on the control of swarms of desert locusts.
How agritech is transforming Africa
24-03-2020 | 12:04:00
Food consumption in the African continent has been on a steady rise since 2016, according to a report from DownToEarth.
UN fast tracks $10 million loan to scale up FAO action to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa
23-03-2020 | 12:30:00
FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa from a $10 million loan approved by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
[Sudan] African Development Bank signs first private sector loan, DAL to receive up to $75 million
11-03-2020 | 07:08:00
The African Development Bank has signed an agreement with DAL Group, one of Sudan’s largest conglomerates, for the provision of up to $75 million to improve food security and household incomes in the country.
UK supercomputer to combat Africa’s worst locust outbreak in decades
02-03-2020 | 16:25:00
Climate experts in East Africa are using a UK-funded supercomputer to combat the continent’s worst locust outbreak in 70 years, which is robbing people on the brink of starvation of much-needed food.
EU mobilises €10 million more to respond to severe Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa
28-02-2020 | 13:06:00
The European Commission has announced €10 million more to respond to one of the worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades in East Africa.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits $10 million to support global response on East Africa Locust invasion
26-02-2020 | 07:20:00
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it is contributing $10 million to the United Nations FAO to support its work with governments in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, to combat a locust infestation in East Africa.
Animal Resource Information System to support priority regional livestock value chains in Africa
21-02-2020 | 14:25:17
As a part of implementation and coordination of ARIS II for the sustainable development of animal resources, African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources will be transforming priority regional livestock value chains.
Africa Solidarity Trust Fund donates $1 million to combat Desert Locust in East Africa
10-02-2020 | 10:50:00
The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) has donated $1 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to combat the worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa.
[Column] Ndidi Okonkwo: For humanitarian food interventions in Africa, engage the private sector
08-02-2020 | 14:51:24
On Dec. 30 last year following three consecutive years of drought in Zimbabwe, the World Food Programme issued a plea for the international community to support the country.
LVFO implements E€OFISH programme for sustainable blue economy in East African-South African-Indian Ocean region
28-01-2020 | 10:41:00
The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is implementing the E€OFISH programme in the EAC region in Lake Victoria, whose overall objective is to enhance equitable economic growth by promoting sustainable fisheries.
Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat Locust upsurge in East Africa, FAO
23-01-2020 | 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.
[Column] Daniella Munene: Introduction of Kenya Food and Drugs Authority Bill shows why we need impact assessments for all legislation
20-12-2019 | 05:38:37
Our parliamentarians are sometimes required to rule on some challenging proposals, with the private members’ Kenya Food and Drug Authority (KFDA) Bill a prime example from 2019.
IFC, GAFSP invest in Uganda’s Grainpulse to boost farmers’ access to fertilizer and markets
05-12-2019 | 13:49:00
IFC and GAFSP announced a $11 million loan to Ugandan agribusiness company Grainpulse to support its expansion and strengthen its farmer supply chain, increasing food production and economic growth in the country.
IFAD invests $210 million to support 30,000 Ugandan households who rely on palm oil
10-12-2018 | 07:14:03
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.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Cultivating the Facebook farming revolution to grow African economies
06-12-2018 | 14:31:08
In less than a decade, Africa ICT sector has experienced an unprecedented boom that has caught the world’s attention.
Elanco Animal Health, Farm Radio International partner to support livestock farmers in Tanzania
04-12-2018 | 12:43:00
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 | 13:28:32
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.
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to capitalize on growing coffee markets
18-10-2018 | 07:11:00
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.
Ugandan maize lowers flour prices in Kenya to 6-year low
16-08-2018 | 15:27:45
Maize flour prices in Kenya have dipped to a six-year low on increased supply of cheap grains from Uganda and harvests in western region, easing inflationary pressure.
[Kenya] SunCulture closes investment round with EDF Group
01-08-2018 | 09:05:02
SunCulture, a Kenyan-based technology company and a provider of solar water pumps and irrigation solutions for small holder farmers, has closed an investment round with the EDF Group.
[Kenya Business Week] Sustainable businesses that leave no one behind
25-07-2018 | 12:15:00
Despite more than 80 per cent of the beef consumed in Kenya being produced by pastoralists according to a 2011 study, they still struggle with poor market prices and scarcity of fodder.
Rural Kenya farmers triple incomes drying fruits and vegetables in sun
18-07-2018 | 14:15:00
Smallholder farmers in rural villages of Murang’a County in Central Kenya have traditionally grappled with produce glut and poor market pay as a result of over production of key produce like vegetables and fruits.
Lipton partners with WE to support 80,000 female tea farmers in Kenya
23-04-2018 | 08:10:00
Global refreshment brand Lipton and charity organization WE have partnered to empower 80,000 women in tea farming communities across Kenya by providing them access to financial and business skills training.
RwandAir partners with Question Coffee to create economic opportunities for women in Rwanda
11-04-2018 | 11:46:28
RwandAir and Question Coffee have announced a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next 2 years.
Kenyan agriculture entrepreneurs set eyes on Netherlands for innovative agribusiness practices
11-04-2018 | 08:08:28
Changemaker International and Capacity Africa have organized a trade mission for Kenyan agribusiness stakeholders to Netherlands to study innovative food production systems and agricultural export models.
DR Congo and Uganda among countries to benefit from new Technoserve specialty coffee projects
05-04-2018 | 08:56:45
Nonprofit organization TechnoServe has announced four initiatives to boost the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmers. Over the next five years, these new projects are expected to benefit nearly 90,000 farmers in four countries.
[Kenya] KCB Foundation and GIZ graduate 350 trainees in Hydroponic Farming
03-04-2018 | 13:21:00
The Foundation and GIZ on Thursday graduated 350 program beneficiaries who have successfully completed a three-month training in the innovative Hydroponic Farming.
Radio is still king for Kenya and Uganda farmers
20-03-2018 | 07:41:00
A growing number of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Uganda continue to boost household incomes, improve nutrition and ease pressure on forests, thanks to interactive radio programmes.
Wefarm secures $5million seed funding to reach offline farmers and ease pressure on global food supply
14-03-2018 | 11:18:00
Wefarm, a farmer-to-farmer digital network currently in Kenya and Uganda has secured $5 million in additional seed funding, led by Silicon-Valley based True Ventures.
Eastern Africa Grain Council Uganda launches nine new standards for staple foods in the region
14-03-2018 | 07:12:57
The Eastern Africa Grain Council, has launched the nine product standards for staple foods and two standards for sampling and test methods.
[Kenya] Farmers and vendors bolster earnings with agritech
15-02-2018 | 12:15:00
Agritech is transforming doing business among Kenyan farmers and vendors, CNN Marketplace Africa programme has learnt.
Earth-i- Ltd space firm to support Kenya and Rwanda coffee farmers improve crop yield
09-02-2018 | 07:22:04
The UK Government has announced an innovative new project to help Kenyan and Rwandese coffee farmers improve crop quality and yield.
doTERRA announces co-impact sourcing initiatives in Kenya, targets to create 5,000 farming jobs by 2020
07-02-2018 | 08:05:07
Global player in the in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distributing of essential oils doTERRA has unveiled its social impact and community building initiatives in Kenya.
Selina Wamucii lauds lift of ban on Kenya avocado exports
06-02-2018 | 11:15:00
Kenya based fresh produce exporter Selina Wamucii Ltd has hailed the directive by Kenya’s Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) to lift a temporary ban on export of all Kenyan Fuerte and Hass avocado varieties over maturity issues.
Energy 4 Impact receives $1 million to develop small scale solar irrigation market in Rwanda
18-01-2018 | 07:49:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a $1 million grant for Energy 4 Impact to develop the small scale solar irrigation market in Rwanda.
Rwanda’s economy to rebound on agriculture growth, public and private investment, World Bank
12-01-2018 | 08:15:00
Rwanda’s growth slowed from mid-2016 to mid-2017, bottoming out at 3.4 percent, but is expected to recover to 5.2 percent for the second half of 2017, and may well accelerate in 2018 and 2019.
Hazera bets on hybrid Shanty tomato variety to grow Ethiopian agriculture
09-01-2018 | 09:50:06
Hazera, a global leader in the seed industry, has successfully introduced the hybrid Shanty tomato to Ethiopia, dramatically impacting the lives of rural farmers.
Kenya horticulture farmers reap fortunes from automated fruit drying machine
15-12-2017 | 08:24:00
An automated air drier has given hope and new market to more than 500 small scale fresh produce farmers from Tharaka, Meru and Embu counties in Kenya.
[Kenya] Flamingo invests $2.4million in Dudutech expansion
04-12-2017 | 09:46:00
Flamingo Horticulture Investments (FHI Ltd), a Sun Capital Europe portfolio organisation, announced that they will make a further investment of $2.4Million in subsidiary business Dudutech, Africa’s leading Biological Pesticide Manufacturer.
Uganda government and UNDP launch implementation of a $44.26 million project to restore wetlands and build community resilience
30-11-2017 | 08:14:20
The Government of Uganda and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have kick-started a new project on "building community resilience, wetlands ecosystems and associated catchments in Uganda."
[Startup Interview] Samuel Munguti, CEO, Farmers Pride, Kenya
16-11-2017 | 13:30:00
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa, who form the bulk of the food producers, are struggling with access to key agricultural inputs including fertilizer and seeds, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.
[Column] Dr. Steve New: Why potato farming is big business for Kenya
13-11-2017 | 11:30:00
Under the USAID funded Feed the Future Programme that is being implemented in Kenya through the Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises, we ventured into potato to increase productivity .
[Kenya] Value addition points Sweet ‘N Dried Enterprises to ripe markets
13-11-2017 | 09:30:00
In the middle of a dry village in Kajuki, Tharaka Nithi County, a growing fruit and vegetable processing factory is proving Kenya can add value to fresh produce, increase farmer’s earnings and reduce post harvest losses.
Kenya in renewed effort to boost passion fruit farming
13-11-2017 | 06:57:15
Kenya exported passion fruits in the 90s and early 2000 but since 2003, decline in production started because of pest management challenges.
[Kenya] Farmer finds fortunes in seed potato shortage
10-11-2017 | 14:45:00
In the quest to quench the thirst of shortage of quality potato seed in Bomet County, the USAID funded Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises Project working with Deepa Industries.
[Kenya] Passion fruit farming boosts trader's earnings
10-11-2017 | 11:00:00
Elisha Langat never catches a break in his in farm in Bomet County.He has six dairy cows, tea bushes and is multiplying potato seed.
[Kenya] Vanguard entrepreneur reaps millions from banana seedlings
10-11-2017 | 10:45:00
On the streets of the bustling Kisii town in Kenya, Cyrus Nyakundi can easily pass for an ordinary hustler. He is the proprietor of Agroplant Technologies, the only tissue culture lab in the Nyanza and South Rift region.
Kenyan farmers to benefit from EU agriculture export subsidies cut
31-10-2017 | 14:45:00
Kenyan farmers are set to enjoy a bigger market share after the European Union committed to cut agricultural export subsidies by end of January in line with a World Trade Organisation landmark decision passed in Nairobi.
Ethiopian-Danish consortium to grow a sustainable dairy sector
30-10-2017 | 10:05:41
A Danish-Ethiopian project is on the way to making better use of the milk from Ethiopia’s 11 million dairy cows and to improve the nutrition of low-income families in the country.
Feed the Future and ACDI/VOCA to boost Kenyan livestock sector and resilience
24-10-2017 | 11:16:13
ACDI/VOCA has partnered with USAID under the Feed the Future-funded Kenya Livestock Market Systems (LMS) activity, a Leader with Associates award, to strengthen people’s resilience to climate shocks and reduce poverty, hunger, and chronic undernutrition
Elgon Kenya partners with Dudutech IPM Solutions in pest control drive
17-10-2017 | 09:31:03
Regional agro input powerhouse Elgon Kenya has partnered with respected IPM category products producer Dudutech in a deal that is set to make Elgon Kenya the distributor of Dudutech’s globally recognized products.
African Development Bank urges African leaders to make agriculture attractive to young Africans and stem migration
17-10-2017 | 09:08:27
On the occasion of the 2017 World Food Day, the African Development Bank has highlighted how Africa’s food security depends on attracting young people to agriculture and agribusiness.
GroFin and USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub partner to increase access to finance for East African agribusiness SMEs
10-10-2017 | 13:35:00
GroFin, a development financier which specialises in providing finance and support to small and growing businesses, has received a grant from USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.
Oserian Fairtrade supplements staff feeding with nutrition garden
21-09-2017 | 12:30:00
Kenya’s largest flower farm Oserian Development Company Limited through its Fairtrade Joint Body has established a garden of select highly nutritious vegetables as it seeks to supplement staff feeding.
[Tanzania] Russell IPM's Bio Rational Program tames fall army worm damage to less than 5 per cent
19-09-2017 | 10:34:00
Russell IPM's bio-rational program proved to manage fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Tanzania successfully, reducing damage in winter maize to less than 5 per cent.