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Gro Intelligence launches agricultural data tool to tackle food crisis in Africa
23-05-2022 | 16:33:41
With The Rockefeller Foundation's support, this information will make it easier for countries around the world to navigate the unprecedented challenges connected to the current global food crisis.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Clean energy gets funding amid inflation and trade deficits
19-05-2022 | 12:14:00
Oil and Gas has been a pillar supporting the Nigerian economy for a very long time. Rich in this natural resource, Nigeria may be guilty of neglecting other promising sectors, like Agriculture and even Insurance.
[Column] Nelson Maina: Why Kenyan government should reduce fertilizer prices to bolster food security
18-05-2022 | 10:30:00
Kenya’s cost of living has hit unprecedented highs with prices of basic commodities being out of reach for many citizens.
CIMMYT to lead CGIAR varietal improvement and seed delivery project in Africa
13-05-2022 | 13:13:58
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a player in innovative partnerships, breeding and agronomic science for sustainable agri-food systems, will lead the project.
[South Africa] FNB and RMB heed the call to improve food security in Mpumalanga
09-05-2022 | 10:06:45
RMB and FNB have donated R3 million from the FirstRand SPIRE fund to assist FoodForward South Africa, FFSA, set up operations in the Mpumalanga province.
Corteva Agriscience unveils seed lab in South Africa to serve Africa and Middle East
06-05-2022 | 15:59:18
This modern facility will utilise industry-leading equipment and focus specifically on recipe development and safety testing of seed applied solutions.
Hello Tractor, Heifer International unveil pay-as-you-go tractor financing for agripreneurs in Nigeria
04-05-2022 | 11:13:59
These purchases could make tractors accessible to thousands of smallholder farmers via the increasingly popular Hello Tractor leasing platform.
[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.
Donors pledge $1.39 billion for Horn of Africa drought response
27-04-2022 | 08:58:00
Donors pledged $1.39 billion for humanitarian and development response to the drought in the Horn of Africa that has left more than 15 million people severely food insecure across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
FAO announces $11m to develop new policy, economic modelling tools in Africa
27-04-2022 | 08:14:00
Eight African countries, including Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria, will benefit from a $11 million Food and Agricultural Policy Management and Analysis programme.
Egypt considering India for wheat import
13-04-2022 | 12:37:28
Egypt's Supply Ministry has confirmed that it is considering this month adding wheat from India to 16 other national import origins accepted by its state grains buyer.
AGRA signs MoU with USDA to improve food and agricultural systems for farmers
12-04-2022 | 15:46:10
​​​​​​​AGRA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enhance the agricultural transformation in Africa to create jobs, boost trade, strengthen resilience, and transform economies.
[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.
Kenya And DR Congo sign bilateral agreement on cooperation in agriculture
11-04-2022 | 14:39:10
The objectives of the agreement include promoting increased agricultural productivity in Kenya and DR Congo, encouraging joint investment ventures between respective private entrepreneurs as well as boosting mutually beneficial trade between the two countries.
IFC backs Singapore-based agricultural company Robust’s plans to expand in Nigeria
08-04-2022 | 11:13:00
Singapore's private sector will play a critical role in improving the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers and lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Nigeria, following the construction of a new warehouse and processing complex.
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.
GALVmed and Elanco unveil initiative to empower small-scale producers in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-03-2022 | 16:45:37
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has partnered with Elanco Animal Health to launch a new initiative to manage ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa.
[Niger] L'AfDB accorde un prêt de 127 millions de dollars pour désenclaver les zones agropastorales à l’est du pays
18-03-2022 | 07:50:00
Le  Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, un prêt de 127,8 millions de dollars américains en faveur du Niger.
AfDB approves $127 million package to open up eastern agricultural areas in Niger
18-03-2022 | 06:46:00
The approved package comprises a loan of $71 million and a grant of $56.8 million.
AgDevCo secures $90 million of DFI funding to invest in African agribusinesses
10-03-2022 | 13:02:00
This endowment has provided capital to agribusinesses that have directly created or sustained more than 15,000 jobs and to work with 750,000 smallholder farmers to help increase their income and improve their resilience to climate change.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Experts point toward startup management for local productivity
10-03-2022 | 12:25:00
Nigeria’s crown jewel, oil and gas, has been in a state of mild disrepair for several months now. There’s an ongoing fuel scarcity situation that is intensifying by the day and causing a ripple effect in every aspect of daily life.
Mali receives African Risk Capacity climate risk insurance pay-out
09-03-2022 | 14:55:30
Over 204,000 vulnerable people in drought-affected regions of Mali will benefit from a $7.1 million climate risk insurance pay-out by African Risk Capacity (ARC) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
[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.
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.
John Deere, AGRA and Mascor launch youth SME contest
01-03-2022 | 11:53:53
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), John Deere Africa Middle East, and Mascor have launched a business plan writing competition for youth SME groups in Kenya for a chance to win a tractor.
[Column] Monica Parker: Why Kenya's potato sector is letting down smallholders and consumers alike
24-02-2022 | 13:04:55
The so-called potato shortage that impacted KFC in Kenya last month reveals less about supply issues, and more about the longstanding forces that hold back the diversification and professionalisation of the country’s potato sector.
[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.
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.
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.
How COVID-19 shaped local food systems and rural livelihoods
21-02-2022 | 11:15:00
Thus, researchers of the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) programme, together with expert commentators, recently came together for a two-hour e-Dialogue to discuss, more specifically, the effects of COVID-related interventions on rural livelihoods and local food systems in the region and what can be done to support their recovery.
[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.
FAO partners with Agricycle Global to boost Kenya and Uganda youth enterprises in the fruit and vegetable value chains
16-02-2022 | 12:16:29
Through this agreement, targeted beneficiaries will improve their access to market, as well as technology, such as solar driers/ dehydrators, and gain capacity development trainings on quality control of their produce.
Mozambique farmers tame water loss, boost harvest with digital tools
16-02-2022 | 11:52:12
The scheme aims to transform smallholder irrigated agriculture into a productive and lucrative activity in the province, and countrywide.
[Kenya] Sistema.bio closes $15.6m financing to scale climate-smart clean energy technology for farmers
15-02-2022 | 10:35:00
Sistema.bio announced the close of $15.6 million Series B investment round that included a mix of equity, debt and non-dilutive capital to support the continued growth and scale of the company’s innovative waste-to-energy technology.
IFC, Zimbabwe partner to develop agriculture insurance to protect smallholder farmers
15-02-2022 | 10:14:00
IFC and Zimbabwe's insurance regulator, the Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC), announced a partnership to create a market for agricultural insurance products in Zimbabwe to protect smallholder farmers.
Kenyan maize farmers receive over Sh12 million insurance payout
14-02-2022 | 10:45:00
APA Insurance is the lead insurer, Apollo Agriculture is the client, and Pula is the service provider and did risk assessment to determine the claims for the smallholder farmers.
13 million people facing severe hunger as drought grips the Horn of Africa, WFP reports
08-02-2022 | 10:31:00
The Horn of Africa is experiencing the driest conditions recorded since 1981, with severe drought leaving an estimated 13 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia facing severe hunger in the first quarter of this year.
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.
IAEA and AU strengthen cooperation on nuclear applications for development in Africa
07-02-2022 | 11:00:00
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the 55-nation African Union (AU) agreed to renew and deepen their cooperation on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology to help address climate change, disease detection and treatment, food security and other development challenges in Africa.
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.
[Column] Layih Butake: Recipes for success: A policy guide to African food systems transformation
04-02-2022 | 09:55:00
Africa’s trajectory to emergence and self-sufficiency has seen significant progress in achieving global and continental milestones such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Malabo Declaration.
[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 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.
[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.
Africa Food Prize committee launches 2022 nominations
21-01-2022 | 13:15:00
The Africa Food Prize committee has announced the launch for 2022 nominations for the Africa Food Prize. The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa.
[Column] Dr Tilahun Amede: Water management and technology can stave off worst effects of climate change
19-01-2022 | 15:36:32
Climate change, which is expressed in terms of drought, floods, and changing rainfall patterns and increased variability, is expected to hit sub-Saharan Africa most.
Organic Potash Corporation Côte d'Ivoire partners with PALMCI for production of organic sourced fertilizers
07-01-2022 | 15:01:00
The Agreement opens up the possibility of producing a mix of food-grade potassium carbonate crystals (at 99% purity), potassium carbonate solution and organic sourced fertilisers using OPC’s licenced technology.
[Ethiopia] Banks to lend ETB12bn for coffee growers from reserve
27-12-2021 | 11:05:00
Commercial banks are instructed to lend 12 billion birr from their reserves put at the National Bank of Ethiopia for players in the coffee industry across Ethiopia.
[Kenya] Family Bank offers Sh6bn to Agribusinesses
27-12-2021 | 10:18:25
Family Bank has committed Sh 6 billion to extend affordable credit to agribusinesses across 17 counties through the USAID’s Pay for Performance initiative under the Kenya Investment Mechanism program.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development celebrates African agriculture scientists in a story telling event
23-12-2021 | 10:30:00
In a one-of-its-kind virtual story telling event, attended by 123 participants from across Africa, Asia and Europe, Dorothy Mukhebi, AWARD’s Acting Director, explained that the event sought to spotlight research on African food systems and celebrate some of the outstanding researchers hailing from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Senegal.
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.
African Development Bank approves $210m for Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria
14-12-2021 | 14:35:00
The African Development Bank approved $210 million loan co-finance Phase 1 of the Nigeria Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone Program in Nigeria. The program will help to unlock Nigeria’s agriculture sector potential.
EBRD provides €49m loan to support modernisation of irrigation infrastructure in southern Tunisia
08-12-2021 | 11:31:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is improving access to irrigation water for more than 6,800 farmers and their families, with a €49 million loan to the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries in Tunisia.
Sweden, UN Agencies launch multi-year project to strengthen food and nutrition security in Mali
06-12-2021 | 14:03:00
The Government of Sweden and UN Agencies signed a four-year programme to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by food insecurity, malnutrition, and the effects of climate change in Mali.
BASF Agricultural Solutions to launch Global Carbon Farming Program enabling farmers to reduce their CO2 emissions
06-12-2021 | 09:06:44
The Global Carbon Farming Program will support BASF Agricultural Solutions’ commitment to reduce the carbon footprint per ton of crop produced by 30% by 2030 in wheat, soy, rice, canola and corn. BASF will launch its program in phases starting in 2022.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Industries unanimously look toward renewable, sustainable practices
03-12-2021 | 12:13:00
The Covid-19 crisis has been cause for numerous economic slumps round the world; companies were shut down, production halted, industries crippled and prices skyrocketed the world over.
[Nigeria] AFEX launches $100m Food Security Fund
03-12-2021 | 09:52:00
AFEX, a leading commodities market player in Nigeria, has today announced a new $100m 10-year bond called The Food Security Fund (FSF).
[Column] Vianey Rweyendela: Unlocking Tanzania farmers' potential to mitigate against climate change
02-12-2021 | 08:09:45
Tanzania’s people are its greatest asset, followed by its natural resources, which need conservation and protection from climate change hazards.
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.
Agri Resources Congo targets onion farmers with cold storage facility
26-11-2021 | 10:17:33
The first of its kind in this region, the new facility will have the capacity to store up to 500 tonnes of green onion and other fresh vegetables.
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.
FAO develops Lesotho’s first electronic farmer registry
25-11-2021 | 10:54:20
The data collection tools being used were developed by government stakeholders in the agriculture sector. The registration of farmers is primarily covering their demographic data, main farming practices, and livestock ownership.
L'ITFC signe un accord de 40 millions d'euros avec la SONACOS pour financer la campagne arachidière au Sénégal
24-11-2021 | 11:37:00
La Société Internationale Islamique de Financement du Commerce (ITFC), a accordé un financement de 40 millions d'euros à la Société nationale de commercialisation des oléagineux du Sénégal (SONACOS).
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.
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.
[Column] Dickson Naftali: Amplifying youth voices to grow a food secure future
23-11-2021 | 07:46:21
From a labour-force perspective, 11 million young people enter the job market every year, but only 3.7 million jobs are created to accommodate them.
WFP launches programme to support entrepreneurs in South Sudan
22-11-2021 | 12:29:00
The programme seeks start-ups with innovations tackling hunger, improving food security and/or strengthening regional food systems. Selected enterprises will receive technical support, training, and mentorship and have an opportunity to receive grant funding of up to $100,000.
Kenya steps up resolve to harmonize agrochemicals regulation
22-11-2021 | 10:30:00
Scientists and experts have however lauded Kenya’s pest regulatory regime as robust and one of the stringent in the continent thanks to the concerted efforts of government and private sector.
[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.
Kenyan horticulture sector stares at job losses, revenue dip with pesticides ban
19-11-2021 | 11:00:00
Kenya’s Sh153 billion, approximately $1.4 billion, horticulture industry is staring at collapse if a new bill introduced in parliament seeking a blanket ban on pesticides is passed.
WFP and IFC to promote Health and Food Security in Rwanda
19-11-2021 | 10:43:00
To help farmers and grain traders reduce the prevalence of aflatoxins in crops and grains in Rwanda, the United Nations World Food Programme, the International Finance Corporation, AflaSight, and Vanguard Economics launched two innovative pilot projects aimed at improving maize quality in the country.
Symbiotics and Oikocredit invest US$ 30.75 million to support West Africa cocoa and cashew value chains
19-11-2021 | 09:24:00
Symbiotics, and Oikocredit have extended a loan to the value of $30.75 Million to Agri Commodities & Finance FZ-LLC, the UAE subsidiary of Export Trading Group (ETG).
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.
IFAD invests $67.43 million to increase productivity of Zimbabwe smallholder farmers
12-11-2021 | 09:08:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced support for a new $67.43 million investment programme that seeks to increase productivity and rural incomes for 78,000 vulnerable rural households in Zimbabwe.
Insects point livestock farmers to alternative feeds, jobs
11-11-2021 | 10:45:00
Aware of this fact, the Insect Feed for Poultry, Fish and Pig Production (INSFEED) project has been exploring the use of insects, such as black soldier flies (BSF) and crickets, within animal feeds.
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.
African countries to record steep drop in staple crops by 2050, IFAD report
02-11-2021 | 10:02:41
This could have a catastrophic impact on poverty and food availability unless there is an urgent injection of funding to help vulnerable farmers adapt how and what they farm.
[Column] Agnes Kalibata: It is time that rural women get the attention they deserve
29-10-2021 | 09:51:27
While the spotlight shines on our rural grandmothers, mothers and daughters, it is also an opportune time to declare that, as a continent, we must now do all it takes to alleviate the strife that our women in agriculture undergo to keep us well nourished, while securing a better future for coming generations.
Kingspan Group unveils solution to tackle post-harvest food losses
29-10-2021 | 09:47:38
Post-harvest food loss that occurs in-between production and distribution stages is one crucial environmental issue that necessitates immediate eco-friendly remedies from companies that seek solutions to improve storage, transport, and sales methods.
[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.
[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: Crop insurance helps farmers mitigate the threat of climate change
22-10-2021 | 11:31:00
Crop insurance is one of the major risk management strategies used by farmers to financially safeguard themselves from the potential failure of crops, due to climate risk or other uncontrollable natural hazards.
OPEC Fund extends $25 million credit facility to boost regional agricultural integration in Benin and Togo
22-10-2021 | 11:23:58
The OPEC Fund for International Development has signed loan agreements with the governments of Benin ($15 million) and Togo ($10 million) to support the Regional Program for the Integration of Agricultural Markets
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 .
World Bank provides $100m to accelerate digital transformation, smart agriculture in Cameroon
01-10-2021 | 09:23:00
The World Bank approved a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of $100 million to support Cameroon’s efforts in promoting digital inclusion and the use of digital solutions in the agriculture sector.
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.
[Benin] Un projet agricole renforce la résilience des populations dans le nord-est du pays
29-09-2021 | 08:56:00
Le Projet d’appui à la production vivrière et de renforcement de la résilience dans les départements de l’Alibori, du Borgou et des Collines, est en bonne voie.
Kenya challenges global financial institutions to increase investment In agriculture
28-09-2021 | 09:18:48
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged global financial institutions to ramp up investments in agriculture as part of their support for African economies.
Drought in south-western Angola drives severe hunger
24-09-2021 | 15:42:00
More than 1.3 million people in Angola's three south-western provinces of Cunene, Huila and Namibe are facing severe hunger as the worst drought in 40 years leaves fields barren, pasture lands dry and food reserves depleted.
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.
Key financial institutions, developers commit to joint action to speed up Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Africa
22-09-2021 | 08:58:32
The African Development Bank’s Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) initiative can trigger a fundamental change in Africa’s economic transformation, partcipants at the first partnership meeting for agro-industrialization said.
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
Africa’s first center for excellence for developing improved seeds launched
10-09-2021 | 09:25:00
A new center has been launched to champion development of improved quality, high-yielding seeds for various crop varieties in Africa with the goal of boosting agricultural productivity.