The National Economic Council (NEC) has welcomed an urgent call from stakeholders to halt malnutrition and related issues in Nigeria.
Without changing the approach towards the efforts to end hunger, Africa risks remaining as the only continent struggling with hunger in 2030.
The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, (the dti) Ms Nomalungelo Gina officially opened the South African Pavillion at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China.
A group of South African business people who are in China participating in the second CIIE are upbeat about the opportunity to showcase their products and the prospects of attracting the attention of the Chinese importers.
The OPEC Fund Director-General Dr Alkhalifa signed a public sector loan agreements totaling US$85m with beneficiary countries Benin, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
[Chad] IFAD, partners launch project to help farmers adapt to climate change, boost agriculture sector
A new €81.9 million project funded by IFAD and partners will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an under-performing agricultural sector.
Angola becomes 8th Member State to sign Charter establishing SADC regional fisheries Monitoring Control Surveillance Coordination Centre
The Minister for Fisheries and Sea of the Republic of Angola signed the Charter establishing the SADC regional fisheries Monitoring Control Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC) in Maputo, Mozambique.
Members of GreenTech Self Help Group from Nyandarua County in Kenya have embraced a new agribusiness enterprise in the multiplication of Irish potato seeds and planting materials, a venture they say is bearing fruit.
47 countries make reforms to help farmers grow business, 4 African countries among top improvers, World Bank
Four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are among the top ten reformers worldwide promoting favorable regulations for farmers in the areas measured, a report issued by the World Bank finds.
South Africa retailers under pressure to adapt to new business models in the wake of digital commerce, report
The latest Accenture Rethinking the eCommerce Opportunity in South Africa - How retailers can pivot to digital customers paper suggests that South African retailers are under pressure to adapt to the new way of doing business.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$560,000 from the US State Department to support WFP’s innovative fish farm in Algeria’s Tindouf refugee camps.
The Department of Trade and Industry is currently leading a delegation of seventeen South African companies on an Outward Selling Mission to the United States of America.
[Angola] Drought and commercial cattle farming exposes tens of thousands to devastating hunger, Amnesty International
Tens of thousands of pastoral farmers who have been driven off their land to make way for commercial cattle ranches have been exposed to a greater risk of hunger and starvation as drought grips southern Angola.
Malawi receives $13.2 million for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and watershed management project
The African Development Bank Group has approved a $13.2 million financing package for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi.
International Organisation for Migration completes fish farming project to boost local economy in Niger
The International Organisation for Migration has completed a fish farming project to the benefit more than 6,500 people through its project Community Stabilization Initiatives in Northern Niger, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The Director-General of the dti said that even though global growth remains subdued and South Africa was confronted by a host of indirect risks consequences, it still achieved significant strides in job creation and economic growth initiatives.
The European Union (EU) is providing €9.5 million in humanitarian funding to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan to provide food and nutrition support.
Vivo Energy Senegal, the company that distributes and markets Shell fuels and lubricants, opened its new commercial space called Welcome Corniche, located in Dakar on the West Corniche.
About 30,900 rural people in the Kingdom of Eswatini will benefit from a new US$38.5 million project that aims to improve the prosperity and resilience of poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs in the country.
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have entered a partnership to drive nutrition knowledge among Ghanaians.
Jumia Food Kenya has announced the launch of Jumia Prime – a subscription package that allows customers pay a standard one, three or six months fee and receive guaranteed unlimited free deliveries.
South Africa and the United Kingdom will showcase the activities of a joint research chairs programme under the UK-South Africa Newton Fund during a symposium to be held in Pretoria on Wednesday, 2 October.
New regulations to protect the South African consumer against health and safety risks posed by the production of processed meat products will come into effect this month.
The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to manage a warehouse WFP constructed for smallholder maize farmers in the Ejura/Sekyedumase Municipality.
Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan.
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has completed a USD 1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan agreement for the purchase of cocoa beans from local farmers during the 2019/2020 crop season.
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed an agreement with the China General Technology Group for the establishment of a cocoa processing factory in Ghana.
AUDA-NEPAD Eastern Africa regional office has been operationalized in Nairobi, Kenya.
In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan, some 6.35 million people, do not know where their next meal will come from, three United Nations agencies warned.
Key stakeholders in the logistics industry gathered in Nairobi for a Supply Chain Network forum to discuss the challenges facing the sector.
A group of 35 South African companies from the agro-processing sector will showcase their products at the 28th annual World Food Moscow International Exhibition in Russia.
Agricultural innovation & technology hold key to poverty reduction in South Asia and Africa, World Bank
Developing countries need to dramatically increase agricultural innovation and the use of technology by farmers, to eliminate poverty, meet the rising demand for food, and cope with the adverse effects of climate change.
Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners (KDV) London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya.
The United Arab Emirates has partnered with FAO to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia.
Clinton Foundation, AIF extend partnership to reduce hunger, support livelihoods in Malawi and Rwanda
The Clinton Foundation announced an expansion of its partnership with AIF to help source soybeans from farmers in Malawi that supports farmers’ livelihoods, strengthens local agricultural economies, and makes progress toward Zero Hunger.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) country office in Zambia and the UN Nutrition Network have agreed to lead multi-agency commitments aimed at effective implementation of the country’s national food and nutrition agenda.
The UK has initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
The Government of Sudan and development partners including the World Food Programme officially extended until 2021 an agreement that supports the development of a national law making salt iodization mandatory.
Health and beauty retailer Clicks has opened its 700th store at Woodstock Quarter in Cape Town. The new store stocks the retailer's regular range of health, beauty and homeware products.
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has entered in to a non-binding letter of intent for the sale of its South Africa Hooters locations.
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has announced that it has acquired a 60 percent share in the soft drinks business of Eswatini Beverages Limited.
A creative approach to leasing deals is helping innovative landlords offset the challenges of high vacancies in an overstocked Nairobi office market, according to Broll Property Intel’s latest Kenya Office Market Snapshot H1:2019 report.
Nestlé and the University of Ghana have signed a two-year renewable agreement to offer students practical learning opportunities to enhance their skills in the area of nutrition, science and technology.
With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia.
Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa.
Africa's key development partners formalize their commitment to address food and nutrition security in the continent
In partnership with the African Union, leaders of four multilateral agencies, AfDB, FAO, IFAD and the World Bank, called for a high-level meeting with development partners in Kigali, Rwanda at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Malawi is deeply concerned about the worsening food situation for approximately 40,000 refugees and asylum-seekers following a cut in the amount of food assistance they receive.
The Government of Germany has contributed €1 million to cover for the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting in Algeria.
Resilience must be boosted in Africa in response to climate change, according to participants at the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali.
KONKA, a Chinese home appliance company, is set to establish a joint venture with the HOHO, an Egypt-based home appliance company, which is followed by an investment for the construction of a new factory.
ORGANO has announced that it has completed phase one of its Continental Africa growth plan.
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Pioneer Foods Group Ltd.
[Column] Michael Arum: Sugar industry faces exacerbated decline and extinction on proposed regulations in Kenya
Kenya’s sugar industry has many natural advantages, almost all of which have been undermined by policy and public mismanagement that has seen its productivity slump.
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Economic outlook, why its time to produce Cocoa inclusively and responsibly, World Bank
The World Bank ninth economic update for Côte d’Ivoire confirms the positive trends noted in the past year but qualifies this assessment because of several risk factors, in particular the uncertainty linked to the 2020 presidential elections.
Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs in Africa, world, FAO report
Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people.
Established to provide concessional buffer to needy economies on the continent, ADF is not only facilitating rapid roll-out of development projects, but its investments continue to transform and sustain lives, beneficiaries say.
REDAVIA has deployed a solar farm for the Movelle Company, one of Ghana's agrofoods businesses at their site in Takoradi, Ghana.
Yolélé and Woodland Foods have announced a long-term licensing partnership to distribute West African fonio products under the Yolélé brand to foodservice operators and retailers.
AGCO and AT Capital S.A have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and work together towards the implementation of the Parque Agro-industrial de Moamba (PAM) Agri-Industry Park in Maputo, Mozambique.
Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has agreed to form a non-fuel joint venture to accelerate the roll-out of KFC restaurants in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
OPIC and the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, announced that the agency will explore a new project with Sunshine Nut Co., which specializes in cashew processing operations in Mozambique.
The United Nations WFP welcomes a €3 million contribution from the Government of Austria in support of over 5,000 households in Chemba district, Sofala province in Mozambique, prioritising vulnerable children, adolescent girls and women.
Mikul Shah is the Managing Director of EatOut a Kenyan tech enabled hospitality media firm.
In partnership with Root Capital, AgDevCo is pleased to announce its first investment in Kenya, where its providing a US$5 million facility to a market-leading consortium of macadamia processors and exporters.
Old Mutual Private Equity has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Footgear, a South African retailer of branded footwear.
South African company, Cape Foods™, is giving the world's oldest seasoning a modern upgrade with their line of natural, Himalayan sea salts and seasonings in sleek, utilitarian package.
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Kenya has announced the appointment of Xavier Selga as its new Managing Director for Kenya, Mayotte and Comoros.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a four-year strategy in Tanzania with the objective of enhancing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods and local food systems.
Amira Nature Foods Ltd, a global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, has announced a new contract to supply rice to a customer in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region in the amount of $6 million.
IFC signed an agreement with Twiga Foods, a Kenyan-based technology food distribution platform, to boost the company’s food safety practices in line with global standards.
Mondelēz International, Inc. has completed the sale of its Kraft-branded Cheese business in Middle East and Africa (MEA) to Arla Foods of Denmark.
FairTSA, a global Fair Trade standard holder, has announced completion of a formal licensing agreement with Argan Oleo, an importer and processor of the finest Argan Oil from Morocco.
Nestlé has kicked off a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem.
A group of South African business people who participated in the week-long Outward Trade and Investment mission to Uganda returned home with glee after generating leads and securing deals from the East African Country.
Naspers, a South African broad-based multinational, has agreed the sale of Buscapé, one of the leading online comparison shopping sites in Brazil, to Zoom.
[South Africa] Standard Bank urges farmers to integrate technology solutions to produce better yields
Standard Bank says that South African farming has entered the technological age where data, measurements, alternative power sources, sensors and even the cell phone are working together.
Coca-Cola Central, East & West Africa Ltd has appointed Phillipine Mtikitiki as General Manager, East & Central Africa Franchise effective 1st June 2019, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is set to expand its support to humanitarian and development programmes in Nigeria, based on a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for the next four years.
Nestlé Nigeria has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2019, posting a revenue of N71.0 billion and recording growth of 5.2% over the previous year.
Philip Morris International (PMI) and Projects with a Heart Association (PwH) have donated more than USD 430,000 to help Mozambique in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) signed a memorandum of understanding to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Africa.
Clinton Foundation, CIMMYT partner to improve access to climate-resilient maize seed in Eastern and Southern Africa
The Clinton Foundation and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) are launching a partnership to improve access to and availability of climate-resilient maize varieties in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Since 2016, the AfDB has supported up to 1.7 million US dollars, the project of support to the employ-ability and insertion of young people in the growth sectors of Togo, which has created 35,000 jobs in SMEs in agriculture.
Mulderbosch winery, widely considered one of South Africa's most iconic wineries has moved its US distribution to Third Leaf Wines.
IFC has announced its support for the launch of the Côte d’Ivoire chapter of the Global Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance (AMEA).
Bayer has renewed its commitment to the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for five years in Ethiopia.
KAUAI, a franchise of multi-brand food group, Real Foods, has launched a food delivery app.
A joint effort by FAO and Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has seen farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai receive agricultural inputs to assist hard-hit rural families get a head-start.
TradeMark East Africa and Rwanda Standards Board partner in a $1 million food safety and trade project
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has committed to fund Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) with $ 1 Million in support of projects that will enhance food safety and trade.
Nestlé Kenya operations will now report into South Africa following the reorganization of Nestlé business in Sub-Saharan Africa.
IFC has entered into partnerships with Al Mansour, owner of prominent food retail chains in Egypt, to increase economic opportunities for women.
AfDB has approved a €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Francophone West Africa.
The Monetary Policy Committee retained the Central Bank Rate at 9.00 percent as at March 27, 2019.
Bidco Africa, the largest manufacturer of FMCG in East Africa, migrates to SAP HANA Database to gain real-time and in-memory computing capabilities to improve its delivery to customers.
South Africa, Mozambique and the UK progress in finalizing a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement
South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry says progress has been made to finalize a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement between the Southern African Customs Union, Mozambique and the UK.
Local Fintech group Crossfin Technology Holdings has announced that it has taken a significant minority interest into Retail capital.
The South African government continues to deploy a number of interventions to support the poultry industry including measures to boost competitiveness, value-addition and technology upgrading.
Two KwaZulu-Natal companies, Royalty Agri-Biz and Your Best Choice are on a mission to explore export opportunities for their products in India.
IFC, in partnership with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and Canada, and the Cotton and Cashew Council announced the publication of a guide to improve market access for SMEs in the cashew processing sector in Côte d'Ivoire.