For the past few years Indian private sector has been partnering with East Africa countries on selected investment areas under a project initiated by the Geneva based International Trade Center … Read More
BASF, a German chemical company with businesses across the world, today closed acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems®.
Sudan’s economic future may rest in the hands of its smallholder farmers. Two thirds of the country’s population (36.2 million people) live in rural areas and agriculture provides essential employment … Read More
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved EUR 200 million loan to support inclusive and Sustainable Development of Agricultural Value Chains in Morocco.
By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire – Multiple projects financed by the Korean government and implemented by Cote D’Ivoire government agency specialized in rural development – ANADER – … Read More
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today formally launches ‘Africalease’, an association that will promote leasing across sub-Saharan Africa in agribusinesses and transport, among … Read More
Youth from all over Africa came together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum held in Ibadan, Nigeria last week.
Six African countries along with two international development partners launched a continental project- Africa Sustainable Livestock 2015 (ASL) to help them properly manage the sector.
Oromia Insurance Company (OIC) on Saturday payout 1.6 million birr in livestock insurance compensation to 1,474 pastoralists in Borena and West Guji zones of Oromia Region.
Press Release – Investing in the resilience of smallholder farmers is more important than ever if we are to maintain the food security gains now being threatened by the after … Read More
Some 110,000 people in five districts of Tunisia in the Governorate of Siliana, home to some of the country’s most disadvantaged people, are set to benefit from $24 million financing … Read More
More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs will come together for The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit on February 16-17 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the Brookings Institution and the University of Warwick are set to host an international conference in Rome aimed at advancing … Read More
A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural … Read More
Land in Africa has become the safest asset for those with spare funds to invest. With its growing population, Rwanda, like many other countries on the continent, has also been … Read More
African countries need to undertake radical change in agricultural production systems, regardless of the transformative pathway chosen to change food systems and trade regimes, says a UN expert.
African Development Bank (AfDB) has deployed $5.5 billion in investments in agriculture over five years to 2015, a new report ‘Development Effectiveness Review on Agriculture released today said.
By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – Dr. Allan Makenzie is born and grown up in the rural village of Kenya within Machakos County. Thanks for his hardworking parents engaged subsistence farming, … Read More
For people from certain cultures, touching worms with bare hands is disgusting. Not so for Geleta Hailu, an Ethiopian entrepreneur. Together with his employees, they have been producing silk from … Read More
By Tesfu Telahoun To describe Ethiopia as a large country is to understate the sheer size of this truly vast nation of nations. Whether from the vantage of a bird’s … Read More
Oromia Insurance Company (OIC) is set to sign tomorrow a 21 million birr worth (around 1.6 million USD at today’s exchange rate) crop insurance plan with farmers tomorrow (July 24, … Read More
Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc, which is currently engaged in commercial rice farming in Ethiopia, is to construct rice processing factory with an investment capital of 125 million birr (around … Read More
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, secured 2,000 square meters of land in Ethiopia to join hotel and tourism business.