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Food and Agriculture Organization launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa
19-02-2018 | 12:05:00
Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm across most of Africa, FAO has launched a comprehensive guide on the integrated pest management of the FAW on maize.
[Kenya] Farmers and vendors bolster earnings with agritech
15-02-2018 | 11:15:00
Agritech is transforming doing business among Kenyan farmers and vendors, CNN Marketplace Africa programme has learnt.
[Interview] Clement Tulezi, CEO, Kenya Flower Council
14-02-2018 | 06:33:00
Kenya Flower Council has a new boss. With an experience spanning 23 years across media, communications, marketing and international mediation, Clement Tulezi now takes charge of the umbrella growers and exporters body.
[Kenya] Oserian courts sustainable practices to produce globally competitive flowers
13-02-2018 | 07:00:00
Oserian Development Corporation, one of the world’s largest exporters of fresh cut flowers, has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems.
[Nigeria] Proparco provides $25 million to Access Bank to support agri- food sector
12-02-2018 | 06:27:48
Access Bank, a major player in the Nigerian banking sector, has been awarded a syndicated loan of $ 100 million by FMO, the Dutch development bank.
Earth-i- Ltd space firm to support Kenya and Rwanda coffee farmers improve crop yield
09-02-2018 | 06:22:04
The UK Government has announced an innovative new project to help Kenyan and Rwandese coffee farmers improve crop quality and yield.
[Column] Bob Koigi: For a competitive floriculture sector think sustainability and innovation
08-02-2018 | 06:22:23
Weather changes coupled with a shift in preference by flower growers in farming technologies to sate market demands are seeing flower farms realign their operations.
[South Africa] Government and Table Grape Industry to launch seedless breeding programme in Germany
07-02-2018 | 09:59:47
The Agricultural Research Council, in partnership with the South African Table Grape Industry and Culdevco will launch the seedless breeding red table grape variety called Joybells.
doTERRA announces co-impact sourcing initiatives in Kenya, targets to create 5,000 farming jobs by 2020
07-02-2018 | 07:05:07
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.
Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical food security threat in Africa
06-02-2018 | 13:23:00
In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families.
Selina Wamucii lauds lift of ban on Kenya avocado exports
06-02-2018 | 10:15:00
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.
African Risk Capacity and United Nations partner to increase climate insurance coverage in Africa
31-01-2018 | 12:43:00
The African Risk Capacity, an agency of the African Union, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa have announced a new partnership to increase insurance coverage against climate risks for African states.
COMESA receives €7.1million grant from European Union to tackle climate change
30-01-2018 | 11:13:00
COMESA has signed a Grant Agreement with the European Union Delegation worth 7.1 million Euros to implement a climate change alliance programme funded by the 11th European Development Fund.
Madagascar bets on emergence and rebirth vision plan to double national income by 2030
26-01-2018 | 07:01:15
The President of the Republic of Madagascar, HE Hery Rajaonarimampianina has presented to the private sector and civil society organizations the country’s strategy for growth and transformation by 2030.
African smallholder farmers to benefit from world's largest non-governmental climate insurance programme
25-01-2018 | 13:11:31
Over 690,000 families totaling up to four million people living in six low-income countries stand to benefit from a new climate insurance programme launched by VisionFund International, World Vision’s microfinance arm and Global Parametrics.
[Kenya] Oserian Flowers introduces music school to match new government curriculum
25-01-2018 | 11:00:00
As the Kenya government introduces a new curriculum in the country’s education sector focusing more on talent development than academic pursuit, leading flower grower and exporter Oserian Development Company has introduced a music school at its supported educational institutions.
IFC, Société Générale and BNP Paribas in joint venture to finance cotton campaign in Burkina Faso
25-01-2018 | 06:20:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a €65 million financing facility with Société Burkinabè des Fibres Textiles (SOFITEX) to finance the 2017-2018 cotton campaign in Burkina Faso.
Mondelēz International establishes new partnership to protect forests in Ghana
24-01-2018 | 08:42:00
Global confectionery powerhouse Mondelēz International has signed an agreement with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and UNDP, committing to reduce emissions in its cocoa supply chain across Ghana.
East African farmers build climate change resilience through innovative farm practices
19-01-2018 | 11:45:00
From intercropping, mulching to relying on indigenous knowledge, smallholder farmers in East Africa are developing resilient techniques to insulate themselves from changing weather patterns at a time when studies show they will be among the most affected in years to come.
Dow AgroSciences and University of California Davis team up with Consortium to advance orphan African crops
18-01-2018 | 11:30:00
Bambara groundnut. Drumstick tree. Apple-ring tree. While many have never heard of these crops, they produce nutrition essential in Africa.
Energy 4 Impact receives $1 million to develop small scale solar irrigation market in Rwanda
18-01-2018 | 06:49:00
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.
ITFC signs $210 million agreement with Gambia government to support energy and agriculture
17-01-2018 | 07:06:00
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group has signed a $210 million Framework Agreement with Government of The Gambia for financing over a three year period.
Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient | London, 13-14 March 2018
16-01-2018 | 09:08:00
The third in the smallholder series, this two-day conference will assess how business can connect the all-encompassing SDGs to their smallholder supply chains – and the business case for doing so
Hazera bets on hybrid Shanty tomato variety to grow Ethiopian agriculture
09-01-2018 | 08:50:06
Hazera, a global leader in the seed industry, has successfully introduced the hybrid Shanty tomato to Ethiopia, dramatically impacting the lives of rural farmers.
Africa Development Bank invests $14 million in Togo agribusiness
08-01-2018 | 06:51:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has provided Togo with budget support from a grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) of $1.82 billion.
Zimbabwe-South Africa Forum to invest $800m in Zimbabwe
03-01-2018 | 09:37:00
Diasporans, through the Zimbabwe-South Africa (Zim-SA) Forum, plan to invest about $800 million in the country, targeting agriculture, aviation and mining sectors.
ITFC supports Burkina Faso’s cotton sector with a €107 million financing
27-12-2017 | 10:55:57
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group has signed a EUR 107 Million Murabaha Financing Agreement to finance Burkina Faso 2017/2018 Cotton Season.
Ethiopia, Brazil and UNIDO in drive to boost Ethiopia’s coffee industry
19-12-2017 | 13:11:00
Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Eyasu Abreha, has met Brazil’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Eumar Roberto Novack, to discuss cooperation in the areas of productivity, the management of acid soils.
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation supports Cameroon's cotton industry with €100m
19-12-2017 | 08:52:09
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signed a EUR 100 million syndicated agreement with the Government of Cameroon and Sodecoton as the Executing Agency for the export of cotton and the import of agricultural inputs.
[Nigeria] Farmcrowdy closes on seed funding of $1m
19-12-2017 | 08:29:00
Farmcrowdy, a Nigerian digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to venture in and sponsor agriculture, has announced that it had closed on seed funding of $1 million from international and local investors.
Copper dependent Zambia eyes growing market for cotton by products
19-12-2017 | 08:04:00
About five dozen Zambian cotton farmers, ginners, oil crushers and government officials have drafted an action plan to boost the production of cotton by-products, such as briquettes and pellets for fuel made from cotton stalks.
Rwanda and World Bank sign $68 million grant to Improve Connectivity to Agricultural Markets Centers
19-12-2017 | 05:52:00
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank Group have signed a $68 million Additional Financing Grant Agreement for the on-going Feeder Roads Development Project (FRDP) sourced from the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Rwanda Feeder Roads Development.
ECOWAS, World Bank reiterate commitment towards regional integration
19-12-2017 | 05:47:00
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the World Bank have agreed to collaborate closely in the areas of infrastructure, transportation, energy, agriculture and food security.
Ethiopia receives $170million credit facility from World Bank to boost fisheries and livestock sectors
15-12-2017 | 09:49:57
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $170 million to boost the contribution of the livestock and fisheries sectors to Ethiopia’s economy.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $300 million to help African farmers tackle climate change
15-12-2017 | 07:29:00
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $300million over the next three years to support agricultural research that will help the world’s poorest farmers better adapt to increasingly challenging growing conditions brought about by climate change.
Kenya horticulture farmers reap fortunes from automated fruit drying machine
15-12-2017 | 07:24:00
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.
[Benin] Technoserve seeks to create economic opportunities for youth with BeniBiz project
14-12-2017 | 13:15:00
TechnoServe has announced the launch of the BeniBiz project, which will harness the power of entrepreneurship to improve the availability of nutritious food and create economic opportunities for young people in Benin.
New UN initiative seeks to build resilience of Sahel women and youth through smart agriculture
14-12-2017 | 11:25:51
A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, has been launched at the One Planet Summit
[Column] Bob Koigi: Tackling information gap in Sub Saharan Africa to spur farming renaissance
13-12-2017 | 11:00:00
Sub Saharan Africa is home to dozens of internationally respected agricultural research institutions majority who have their head offices in the region.
Nestlé unveils two projects to tackle Africa’s youth unemployment and food demand
13-12-2017 | 09:49:06
Nestlé through its HENRi@Nestlé open innovation platform, has today unveiled two new projects aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues facing African countries including Kenya.
APM Terminals launches refrigerated trucks for Nigerian farmers
11-12-2017 | 11:52:00
APM Terminals, in conjunction with Naija Pride and with the assistance of international development groups, is working to provide modern cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers in the agricultural centers of northern Nigeria.
[South Africa] The Department of Trade and Industry creates 800 jobs with $4million investment in Dursot All Joy
06-12-2017 | 06:10:00
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says the grant of almost R50 million, $4million, from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has contributed to the creation of 300 permanent and 500 contract jobs in Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo.
AfDB supports Namibia’s agriculture sector with one billion South African Rands
06-12-2017 | 06:00:00
The African Development Bank Group is supporting Namibia’s Agriculture Sector with the approval of One Billion South African Rands (*ZAR 1 billion) loan to finance the country’s Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project.
[Kenya] Flamingo invests $2.4million in Dudutech expansion
04-12-2017 | 08:46:00
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.
AfDB and WWF agree to focus on conservation, energy and agriculture
30-11-2017 | 13:55:00
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) have announced a new three-year partnership agreement.
[Column] Bob Koigi: What the entry of small players portends for the flower industry
30-11-2017 | 11:37:03
Africa’s smallholder farmers are the apex of agricultural output in the continent contributing a staggering 75percent of all agricultural production and creating millions of jobs in the process.
Uganda government and UNDP launch implementation of a $44.26 million project to restore wetlands and build community resilience
30-11-2017 | 07:14:20
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."
Application of green economy approaches will enhance Africa’s agricultural sector, ECA
27-11-2017 | 10:02:19
The use of green economy principles and approaches in agricultural development can help improve Africa’s livestock production, says Ms. Mmadima Nyathi, Director of Research Statistics and Policy Development in Botswana’s Agricultural Development and Food Security Ministry.
[Startup Interview] Utibe Uko, Founder, UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre, Nigeria
24-11-2017 | 08:23:23
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria through Agribusiness Cooperative Development.
Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for Agritech in Nigeria
22-11-2017 | 09:35:00
Farmcrowdy, Nigerian digital agriculture platform, has introduced a new category of funding small scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture; and has further announced the launch of its first app for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices.
AfDB and IsDB partner to boost agriculture and fight drought in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda
21-11-2017 | 11:31:00
A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda.
Italian scientist brings ‘pasta power’ climate adaptation solution to West Africa
17-11-2017 | 11:00:00
A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for one million farming families.
Purdue poised to improve sorghum for African farmers with $5 million grant
17-11-2017 | 08:30:00
Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers.
AfDB launches Africa NDC Hub with 10 partners to fight climate change
17-11-2017 | 06:34:00
Africa Day, held on 15 November within COP23 in Bonn, was the springboard for the official launch of Africa NDC Hub, the African Platform for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
[Startup Interview] Samuel Munguti, CEO, Farmers Pride, Kenya
16-11-2017 | 12:30:00
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.
Agribusiness could be the next gate to youth employment in Africa, ECA
16-11-2017 | 06:34:46
More than ever, African youth have to overcome a long and hard journey to enter the labour market. Out of 11 million young people entering the job market in Africa every year, only 3 million end up in formal jobs and all do not have quality jobs.
Union Bank Nigeria announces N10bn Agricultural Fund in partnership with NIRSAL
15-11-2017 | 12:00:00
Union Bank recently launched its N10 billion agricultural funding scheme on the platform of the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, an all-inclusive lending program established to de-risk lending to the Nigerian agricultural sector.
[Column] Dr. Steve New: Why potato farming is big business for Kenya
13-11-2017 | 10:30:00
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 .
Mauritius accelerates towards a low carbon economy, launches $191 million project
13-11-2017 | 08:34:00
The Republic of Mauritius has launched a US$191 million project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
[Kenya] Value addition points Sweet ‘N Dried Enterprises to ripe markets
13-11-2017 | 08:30:00
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 | 05:57:15
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 | 13:45:00
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 | 10:00:00
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 | 09:45:00
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.
[Column] Bob Koigi: The farm to folk business and getting our priorities right
09-11-2017 | 12:12:00
Africa can be the world’s breadbasket, numerous studies have suggested, painting a picture of a continent poised to emerge as a key supplier of food in a globe where population explosion and food price spikes are taking a toll on farmland produce.
[Nigeria] Dangote donates N.5b to Kano traders
08-11-2017 | 10:34:00
Succor came the way of the over a thousand hitherto dejected traders affected by the Kano Market fire disasters few months ago as the renowned business mogul, Aliko Dangote made good his promise and donated N500m to rehabilitate them.
AgDevCo announces partnership in Senegal and Mozambique to boost incomes of 9,500 farmers
08-11-2017 | 10:03:20
AgDevCo's Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) has announced new partnerships with a Senegalese rice miller and a Mozambican livestock company.
AfDB partners with Purdue University to make technologies available to African farmers
03-11-2017 | 13:00:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Purdue University in the United States have agreed to work together to make technologies available to millions of farmers in Africa.
Four African States apply for Fisheries Transparency Initiative membership
02-11-2017 | 13:09:00
Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal and the Seychelles have informed the FiTI Secretariat of their desire to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).
Senegal set to boost export of cashews and mangoes
01-11-2017 | 12:30:00
The Senegalese government has announced that the country will work with UNCTAD to boost the competitiveness of its cashew and mango exports.
Kenyan farmers to benefit from EU agriculture export subsidies cut
31-10-2017 | 13:45:00
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.
MTN, Dangote, Coca-Cola lead top 50 Brands Nigeria 2017 Ranking
30-10-2017 | 11:45:00
Telecommunication provider, MTN has led the 2017 Top 50 Brands Nigeria for its innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), online engagement, national spread, and brand popularity.
Ethiopian-Danish consortium to grow a sustainable dairy sector
30-10-2017 | 09:05:41
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.
[Ghana] Onion imports hit Ghc520m
27-10-2017 | 13:19:33
Business Day has discovered that Ghana is making multi-million contributions to the cultivation of onion in neighbouring West African countries.
AfDB approves $3m line of credit to Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone
27-10-2017 | 07:51:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a line of credit of US$ 3 million (synthetic local currency equivalent) to Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone to help finance projects and enterprises in transformational sectors.
USAID, Nestlé Nigeria, VEGA partner to assure supply of safe, quality maize
27-10-2017 | 07:29:00
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) and VEGA Member Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) have announced a new partnership program.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Flower industry redefines Kenya-Ethiopia market rivalry and supremacy wars
25-10-2017 | 09:58:24
That Kenya is in protracted competition with Ethiopia to entice investors and maintain the lead as the East African regional powerhouse is an open secret.
Feed the Future and ACDI/VOCA to boost Kenyan livestock sector and resilience
24-10-2017 | 09:16:13
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
[Niger] European Union and LWR launch $1.6 million initiative to increase resilience of 10,000 farmers to climate change
24-10-2017 | 09:12:52
Lutheran World Relief, with funding from the European Union, is launching a three-year initiative in Dosso, Niger to strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate change .
Tobacco farming heralds new dawn for South African smallholder farmers
23-10-2017 | 13:07:00
New houses, cars, expansion of farms, employment of extra labour, money to send children to school and less reliance on social grants. This is how a group of small scale farmers in Mpumalanga and Limpopo who participated in an agricultural upskill initiative.
World Bank invests $166 million in Malawi’s agriculture
23-10-2017 | 12:06:00
The World Bank has approved $166 million to transform Malawi’s agricultural productivity through irrigation, lay the foundations for commercialization, and improve management of natural resources in the Shire Valley.
AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production
23-10-2017 | 07:38:00
The African Development Bank has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation initiative – a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need to scaling up proven technologies across Africa.
Syngenta, USAID renew global collaboration to improve food security with special focus on Africa
20-10-2017 | 09:10:00
Syngenta and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support agriculture and food security activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
AfDB launches pilot programme to cultivate the savannah in eight African countries
20-10-2017 | 06:58:00
The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers
19-10-2017 | 10:50:00
The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to employing the continent’s youth.
Elgon Kenya partners with Dudutech IPM Solutions in pest control drive
17-10-2017 | 07:31:03
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 | 07:08:27
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.
Commonwealth and African Development Bank to explore real and tangible partnership
16-10-2017 | 11:30:00
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have pledged to work closer together to help billions of people.
JTI certified as top employer in Africa
16-10-2017 | 09:04:00
JTI (Japan Tobacco International) has been officially certified for the first time as a Top Employer in Africa, demonstrating its status as an employer of choice that puts people first.
[Nigeria] Dangote Rice launches youth graduates rice farming project in Kogi
16-10-2017 | 07:01:15
A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited in Kogi State.
African Development Fund approves US$ 141 million credit risk participations under Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility
13-10-2017 | 06:16:25
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) have approved a credit risk participations in eight loans cumulatively valued at US$ 141 by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF).
[Startup Interview] Kyei Faried Owura, Founder, Edwa Global Company, Ghana
12-10-2017 | 09:13:24
Kyei Faried Owura is the brains behind Edwa Global Company, a Ghana based startup revolutionizing food purchase online in the local and international markets while creating jobs for farmers and players across the value chain.
[Column] Bob Koigi: A trillion dollar African food market is only a commitment away
12-10-2017 | 09:00:24
On average fertilizer use most African countries is less than 10 percent of the world’s average with fertilizer access by especially smallholder farmers seems to be the biggest headache.
GroFin and USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub partner to increase access to finance for East African agribusiness SMEs
10-10-2017 | 11:35:00
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.
[Zambia] COMESA to work with consumer protection body in research
10-10-2017 | 09:15:00
COMESA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International Zambia.
USAID-FinGAP benefits 2000 agribusinesses in Northern Ghana
09-10-2017 | 09:01:00
Over 2,000 agribusinesses in the maize, rice and soy value chains in northern Ghana have in the last four years received more than $135 million in private capital support, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
[Interview] Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, CEO, Bidco Africa
04-10-2017 | 11:24:00
Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, TRM, is a name synonymous with strategy and tact. He has been a formidable juggernaut in retail and manufacturing industries across Africa.
Afreximbank pledges financial and advisory support for Burundi’s economic development
02-10-2017 | 08:23:00
The African Export-Import Bank will provide financial and advisory support to Burundi to facilitate the development of the energy, mining, tourism and agriculture sectors to contribute to the country’s economic recovery.
New AGCO agribusiness course to develop skills and strategic expertise to drive African agricultural prosperity
29-09-2017 | 11:42:43
AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is a lead partner in a brand-new training program being established to develop the talent to fill vital junior management roles in African agriculture.
[Bob Koigi] Column: Diversification to new frontiers the magic bullet to fixing unemployment in Africa
29-09-2017 | 06:16:12
Africa’s smallholder farmers are the apex of agricultural output in the continent contributing a staggering 75 percent of all agricultural production and creating millions of jobs in the process.