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Deux projets routiers désenclavent d’importantes zones agricoles de la RDC, avec le soutien de l'AfDB
23-05-2022 | 09:26:00
Au début des années 2010, Godelive Ngalula, commerçante à Kikwit, en République démocratique du Congo, mettait une semaine pour effectuer quelque 350 kilomètres en direction de Tshikapa, dans la province du Kasaï.
African Development Bank support for two road projects opens up major agricultural areas in the DRC
23-05-2022 | 09:08:00
In the early 2010s, Godelive Ngalula, a trader from Kikwit, the main town of Kwilu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, spent a week to travel the 350 kilometres (km) to Tshikapa in Kasaï Province and 50,000 Congolese francs (about $24.5) on food.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Africa continues to attract investments from big tech
19-05-2022 | 15:22:00
Oracle this week revealed plans to establish a new branch of Oracle Labs, Oracle's advanced research arm, at Casanearshore Park in Casablanca Morocco.
NBA Africa et KFC Afrique annoncent la signature d’un partenariat de marketing
18-05-2022 | 07:59:00
NBA Africa et KFC Afrique ont annoncé la signature d’un partenariat de marketing prévoyant leur collaboration sur des actions promotionnelles destinées aux fans de basketball de huit pays du continent Africain.
NBA Africa and KFC Africa announce marketing partnership 
17-05-2022 | 12:52:00
NBA Africa and KFC Africa has announced a marketing partnership that will see NBA Africa and KFC Africa collaborate on a number of promotions and activations for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent
AfDB seeks US support for $1.5 billion emergency food plan for Africa
16-05-2022 | 15:53:26
The plan seeks to avert a looming food crisis in Africa caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
FAO puts forward proposals to address current and future food shortages
16-05-2022 | 15:49:46
The head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called on G7 nations to help anticipate future food shortages, as the war in Ukraine squeezes supplies, pushes prices to record highs and threatens already vulnerable nations across Africa and Asia.
Carrefour launches gourmet store in Egypt
16-05-2022 | 10:08:42
Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Egypt, has announced the opening of its first Gourmet store in the region.
Cloud Kitchen Softwares a solution to MENA Restaurants
12-05-2022 | 07:38:33
Cloud Kitchen Softwares are helping MENA restaurants optimize costs, expand and reach.
Ecobank Academy trains NCD Alliance members from over 30 countries on financial management
09-05-2022 | 10:07:42
The Ecobank Academy, which is the corporate university of the leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank, is providing bespoke financial management training courses for national and regional alliance members of the NCD Alliance.
OPEC Fund approves $100m for operations in developing countries
09-05-2022 | 10:07:15
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
DFC approves $3.6 billion of new investments in global development
09-05-2022 | 10:07:03
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.5 billion across nine projects that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, and emerging markets across the globe.
Le Nigeria est la priorité numéro un du Plan alimentaire d’urgence pour l’AfDB
01-05-2022 | 21:11:00
Le président de la Banque africaine de développement, a rencontré le président nigérian pour discuter de l’impact de la guerre russo-ukrainienne et de la stratégie de la Banque pour éviter une crise alimentaire en Afrique.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telcos break new ground, digital loans gain momentum
28-04-2022 | 13:22:00
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
[Ghana] Government restricts export of soyabeans and maize to ensure food security
12-04-2022 | 11:20:03
The Ghanaian Government has restricted the exportation of two commodities, soya bean, and maize from the country.
Making a case for equitable and effective food system transformation in Africa
07-04-2022 | 10:15:00
For too long, smallholders have been categorised as highly risk-adverse, which has prevented larger actors from investing and working with them.
AGRA, COMESA renew commitment to enhance food security, regional food balance
06-04-2022 | 10:01:00
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and COMESA will renew their commitment to enhance the production of food to ensure food security and regional food balance.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Persistent shortages and inflation call for new measures
24-03-2022 | 14:13:00
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.
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 to host region’s first trade facilitation summit
17-03-2022 | 09:58:00
Kenya is set to host the first trade facilitation summit in the East African region as the country seeks to increase international trade.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards directed to withdraw quality mark on energy drinks
17-03-2022 | 09:49:00
The Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry has directed Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to withdraw their distinctive marks on all the energy drinks which have violated standards.
[Interview] Claudia Castellanos, CEO, Black Mamba, Eswatini
08-03-2022 | 09:07:20
​​​​​​​Claudia Castellanos is the Co-Founder and CEO of Black Mamba, an Eswatini-based brand that manufactures and distributes specialty food products such as chilli sauces, pestos, chutneys and jams among others.
[Interview] Janusz Luterek, Partner, Hahn & Hahn Attorneys, South Africa
03-03-2022 | 12:59:00
Janusz Luterek, a partner at South Africa-based law firm Hahn & Hahn Attorneys will be speaking at the Future Foods Conference on the legal impediments to launching novel foodstuffs in South Africa. 
[Interview] Stephen Oehley, CEO, Xtendevent, South Africa
03-03-2022 | 12:50:00
Stephen Oehley is the CEO of Xtendevent, an infrastructure for organising trade shows, digital expositions and corporate events.
[Kenya] Jumia consumers to enjoy 50% discount during Food Festival Campaign
03-03-2022 | 06:54:00
Jumia consumers will enjoy a 50% discount on diverse cuisines from across the country during Jumia Food Festival Campaign which will take place from 1st to 13th March.
Corteva launches PowerCore technology for maize farmers in South Africa
02-03-2022 | 10:10:14
Corteva Agriscience has officially introduced PowerCore technology to South Africa’s maize farmers. The solution is a new high-performing, herbicide-resistant seed trait that effectively helps protect crops from damaging above-ground insects.
Eni, Mozambique agree on joint initiatives to produce agro-feedstock for biofuels
01-03-2022 | 07:13:00
Eni and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Mozambique (MADER) signed an agreement for the cooperation and development of agricultural projects in Mozambique, aimed at producing oil seeds and vegetable oils.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Domestic savings, capital formation meet infrastructure demands
24-02-2022 | 12:49:00
The Federal Government is taking huge strides to strengthen the infrastructure and agriculture industries in Nigeria.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: More African countries are competing for a share of the continent’s data center market
24-02-2022 | 12:30:20
This week, Acronis, a global player in cyber protection announced the availability of a new Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Center in Lagos, Nigeria.
[Kenya] Food-tech startup Kune starts commercial operations in Nairobi
24-02-2022 | 09:56:00
Kenyan food-tech startup, Kune has officially begun commercial operations with four meal hubs located in strategic locations in Nairobi.
EIB partners with First Capital Bank to transform access to finance for agricultural businesses in Malawi
23-02-2022 | 09:38:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Union (EU) confirmed a new cooperation with First Capital Bank to transform access to finance for agricultural businesses across Malawi.
[Ghana] AGRA and Kofi Annan Foundation roll out initiative to tackle malnutrition
22-02-2022 | 11:13:00
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Kofi Annan Foundation say an initiative aimed at increasing the consumption of highly nutritious sweet potato varieties will help deal with malnutrition in Ghana.
Egypt, largest wheat importer in the world, has achieved 62% self-sufficiency, says minister
21-02-2022 | 13:03:00
Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, has achieved 62 percent self-sufficiency in the grain this season, according to the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation.
EBRD increases support for Moroccan cheese maker Land’Or with €3.5m loan financing
09-02-2022 | 10:50:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening its support for the Moroccan agribusiness sector and regional integration, with new financing for Land’Or Maroc Industries (LMI), the Moroccan subsidiary of Land’Or.
Global food prices rise in January, FAO Index
07-02-2022 | 14:49:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that the gauge for world food prices went up in January, largely catalysed by supply-side constraints for vegetable oils.
Afreximbank’s FEDA invests in Mauritania’s TND SA to develop local poultry and dairy production
07-02-2022 | 09:59:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), announced an investment by the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), its development impact-oriented subsidiary, into TND SA, an FMCG company in Mauritania.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Government, Central Bank turn focus to the startup movement
03-02-2022 | 12:04:00
There’s an ongoing comparison in Nigeria's status quo that is causing some rift – the national statistics and reports are showing a promising and stable economy, but the situation on-ground reflects a different reality.
[Nigeria] AFEX to open second round of $240m funding series to strengthen Africa’s agro-processors
02-02-2022 | 11:23:00
AFEX has announced the reopening of its $240m Asset-Backed Commercial Paper to help stabilize Nigeria's agriculture sector by offering Agro-processors low-cost financing to bridge the funding gap between lenders and borrowers.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: 5G becomes national security policy, industries seek sustainability in technology
27-01-2022 | 13:04:00
The one thing the current global pandemic has unilaterally effected in all nations is a rearrangement of priorities, both for people and for governments. Survival elements – food and healthcare – have taken lead position.
IFC extends financing to Guaranty Trust Bank to support small and medium-sized businesses in Kenya
24-01-2022 | 11:30:00
To help Kenyan businesses access more financing, including those with cash flows disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC has extended a loan to Guaranty Trust Bank (Kenya) Ltd for on-lending to local businesses in the country.
Jumia announces the launch of its second tech center in Egypt
24-01-2022 | 10:48:17
Based on its strategy to provide new tech opportunities for youth and further expand e-commerce, Jumia, the e-commerce leader in Egypt, officially announced the launch of the new Tech Center in Alexandria Governorate.
Foodics grows MENA footprint with acquisition of provider of restaurant cloud technology POSRocket
12-01-2022 | 12:35:56
The acquisition is a strategic move by the two companies and allows Foodics to consolidate itself in the market, as well as to assume market leadership in Egypt, Kuwait , Oman and Jordan, in addition to the dominant position it already held in the rest of the GCC.
Grosso Foods B.V. rebrands to Grosso.Africa, reveals expansion plans
12-01-2022 | 10:10:00
Agricultural investment and advisory partner, Grosso Foods B.V., has transitioned into Grosso. Africa, a Tanzania based distributor with a hands-on focus on distribution of conservation agriculture equipment and smart farming solutions.
GMG to open more than 100 stores in Egypt by 2026
11-01-2022 | 08:11:33
The company will introduce its portfolio of brands focused on personal well-being as part of its wider international expansion, outlined last October in a new corporate strategy promoting healthier and more active lifestyles through its offerings.
WFP and Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda
07-01-2022 | 09:33:00
WFP and Impact Hub Kigali (IHK), with the support of USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are launching the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda to foster locally-driven solutions to tackle food systems challenges.
[Nigeria] Fan Milk Danone commissions new state-of-the-art product line
29-12-2021 | 10:37:19
Fan Milk, makers of ice cream brands Fan Ice and Go Slo, has unveiled its newly completed state-of-the-art frozen dairy product line in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Norway commits $5m to increase incomes, build resilience of small aquaculture farmers in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania
22-12-2021 | 13:55:00
The Norwegian Agency of Development Cooperation (NORAD) has committed $5 million to increase the incomes and build the resilience of small aquaculture farmers in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania.
GMG extends Nike partnership to Egypt
15-12-2021 | 07:27:56
The expansion of GMG’s Nike distribution contract in Egypt and Iraq marks a new chapter of growth for the 40-year long partnership between the two companies.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Come dry season, food production and supply chain gain emphasis
10-12-2021 | 11:25:00
As we have established time and again, fertile lands and an able, skilled workforce are a vital combination for a thriving agricultural sector.
TİKA provides seeds and chemical fertilizers to support agricultural development in Somalia
02-12-2021 | 06:56:44
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided seeds and chemical fertilizers as part of the Agricultural Development Project implemented in the South-West State of Somalia.
Burger King opens first outlet in Nigeria
01-12-2021 | 10:02:00
American multinational fast food chain Burger King has opened its first outlet in Nigeria in partnership with local firm Allied Food & Confectionary Services Limited.
The Gambia secures $40m for inclusive, resilient and competitive agriculture
26-11-2021 | 07:29:00
The World Bank approved $40 million to promote the development of inclusive, resilient, and competitive agricultural value chains, with specific focus on smallholder farmers and agribusinesses in The Gambia.
ITFC signs $40m agreement with SONACOS to finance 2021/22 groundnut season in Senegal
24-11-2021 | 11:06:00
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), granted €40 million financing to Senegal National Groundnut Company (SONACOS), dedicated to post-Covid recovery of the Senegalese agriculture sector.
Papa John’s International expands into Kenya and Uganda
24-11-2021 | 10:31:00
Papa John's International announced its expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa with its newest franchise partner Kitchen Express LTD, a subsidiary of AAH Limited, the majority shareholder of Hass Petroleum Group.
Kigali-based agriculture startup AflaSight, partners launch innovative projects to improve maize quality in Rwanda
23-11-2021 | 09:52:00
The World Food Programme (WFP), IFC, Kigali-based agriculture startup AflaSight, and Vanguard Economics launched innovative projects to help farmers and grain traders reduce prevalence of aflatoxins in crops and grains in Rwanda.
World Bank approves $570m to address food insecurity, boost resilience of food systems in West Africa
23-11-2021 | 09:21:00
Four million people across West Africa stand to benefit from a new multi-phase regional program that will complement and enhance ongoing efforts to reduce food insecurity and improve the resilience of food systems.
What the EU Green deal portends for Kenyan agriculture
18-11-2021 | 11:45:00
In 2020, the country faced one of its most devastating crop losses in the recent past when locusts invaded major breadbaskets attacking up to a million hectares and destroying crops that left 25 million people hungry according to estimates from global NGO Oxfam.In 2020, the country faced one of its most devastating crop losses in the recent past when locusts invaded major breadbaskets attacking up to a million hectares and destroying crops that left 25 million people hungry according to estimates from global NGO Oxfam.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Q3 stats show industries thriving, strong investor confidence
05-11-2021 | 13:23:00
Nigeria earns every week its place as Africa’s largest economy. While subject to the typical ups and downs any market is expected to have, its mere size guarantees a general continuity of business operations even in the face of a spiraling inflation trend.
Oikocredit provides $3.5m loan to Valency Agro to support cashew nut production in Nigeria
04-11-2021 | 10:39:00
Social investor Oikocredit provided a three-year $3.5 million loan to agricultural processors, wholesalers and retailers of Valency Agro Nigeria, to support the development of Nigeria’s cashew nut production and processing.
Motorola Solutions acquires Envysion
03-11-2021 | 17:09:04
Motorola Solutions has acquired Envysion, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise video security and business analytics solutions for the quick-service restaurant and retail industries.
CP Kelco expands distribution relationship with Azelis in the EMEA region
03-11-2021 | 14:55:00
CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced it will expand its distribution relationship with Azelis in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Farmers in Malawi receive cash payouts from WFP's agricultural insurance programme
03-11-2021 | 14:32:00
After drought and pests destroyed crops during the 2020-2021 farming season, nearly 65,000 farming households in Malawi have received cash payouts from an agricultural insurance programme of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
[Gambie] AfDB Mise sur les chaînes de valeur agricoles dans le document de stratégie-pays 2021-2025
01-11-2021 | 08:30:00
Pour relever le défi du développement et lutter contre la fragilité, les chaînes de valeur agricoles seront un levier essentiel pour favoriser une croissance inclusive en Gambie.
AfDB approves $10 million equity investment to boost cold storage and distribution of food, pharmaceuticals in East Africa
28-10-2021 | 14:49:50
The investment will advance the Fund toward its targeted final close of $100 million by the second quarter of 2022. The Fund’s first close of $30 million occurred in November 2019.
[Rwanda] AGRA president receives prestigious plant breeders award
27-10-2021 | 10:43:07
AGRA President H.E. Dr. Agnes Kalibata has been conferred with the Distinguished Award for Meritorious Service by the African Plant Breeders Association.
Vendease raises $3.2Million funding to transform Africa’s food supply chain
27-10-2021 | 09:33:00
AgriFood-tech startup, Vendease, has closed a $3.2million seed round led by Global Founders Capital with participation from Y Combinator, Hustle Fund, Liquid 2 Ventures, Hack VC and Soma Capital.
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.
[Niger] La résilience à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle se renforce avec le soutien de l'AfDB
26-10-2021 | 09:04:00
Le Programme de renforcement de la résilience à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel a quasiment atteint ses objectifs.
EBRD loans €6.2m to Compagnie Générale des Industries Alimentaires to promote Tunisia’s olive-oil sector
15-10-2021 | 08:53:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting olive-oil production in Tunisia with a €6.2 million loan to Compagnie Générale des Industries Alimentaires (COGIA SA).
Zanaco, Team Europe launch €30m agriculture investment initiative for smallholder farmers in Zambia
05-10-2021 | 08:41:00
Smallholder farmers and rural cooperatives across Zambia will benefit from a new €30 million initiative from Zanaco and Team Europe to accelerate agricultural investment launched in Lusaka and Luxembourg .
IBM partners with ACME SAICO and Egypt's Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade to automates wheat silos processes
30-09-2021 | 09:37:01
IBM and business partner ACME SAICO, have announced the automation of 22 wheat silos across Egypt by the end of this year using IBM AI-powered automation software.
NEOGEN partners with Hendrix Genetics to improve poultry genetic performance in Africa
29-09-2021 | 16:04:00
NEOGEN Corporation announced partnership with Hendrix Genetics, a multi-species animal breeding, genetics, and technology company, to improve poultry genetic performance in Africa.
Nigeria's dried fruit snack company ReelFruit raises $3m Series A funding to expand production
29-09-2021 | 09:41:00
ReelFruit, a premium dried fruit company known for its high quality nutritious snacks, announced a Series A investment of $3 million to expand production with new factory in Nigeria.
World Bank approves $40m financing to improve Liberia’s fisheries sector
24-09-2021 | 08:53:00
The World Bank has approved new financing to improve Liberia’s fisheries sector management and enhance the livelihoods of targeted beneficiaries and increase Government revenues.
[Interview] Mariam Hussain, Co-Founder, Amader Khamar, Bangladesh
22-09-2021 | 09:33:00
Mariam Hussain co-founded Amader Khamar, a research and developement project working with local farmers in Bangladesh, commencing business operations in 2019. The initiative was selected by the United Nations in 2021 as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world.
Danone Egypt launches its Zero food waste initiative
22-09-2021 | 08:55:29
Inspired by Egypt’s commitment towards its transformational SDG journey as well as contributing to Danone’s Global goal to reducing 50% of food waste by 2030; Danone Egypt has launched its initiative towards “Zero Food Waste” in partnership with The Egyptian Food Bank
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. 
[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.
[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.
Egyptian B2B e-commerce startup MaxAB acquires distribution platform WaystoCap
25-08-2021 | 13:08:07
The acquisition will see MaxAB accelerate its expansion into the Maghreb market, empowered by WaystoCap’s expertise in the region.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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] Omar Coulibaly, Directeur Général, InnoFaso, Burkina Faso
16-08-2021 | 09:59:00
InnoFaso est une entreprise agroalimentaire basée au Burkina Faso, récemment reconnue par l'ONU comme l'une des 50 meilleures petites entreprises au monde dans le cadre du concours mondial Good Food for All.
[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.
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.
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and Genpact partner to drive competitive growth
04-08-2021 | 09:05:28
The partnership is aimed at streamlining CCBA’s operations, leveraging Genpact’s deep process expertise, combined with digital technology and analytics, to enable real-time business decision making.
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.
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.
IFAD and partners launch coalition to support public development banks’ financing of sustainable and food systems
30-07-2021 | 09:35:43
Creating sustainable and equitable food systems that benefit the world’s most vulnerable people will require substantial investments – by some estimates as much as US$350 billion per year over the next decade.
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.
KFC South Africa becomes Mini Program partner on the Vodacom Super App
28-07-2021 | 05:10:00
Vodacom Financial Services has announced that quick service restaurant (QSR), KFC South Africa, has become a Mini Program partner on the Vodacom Super App.
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.
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.
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.