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Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade

Chocolate can certainly get one some brownie points, and no way is this truer than in Ivory Coast which in 2018 reported the largest agricultural trade balance in value terms in Africa, an amount of $5.1bn...

By Wandile Sihlobo 10 May 2019

African Swine Fever update

Veterinary services together with the industry are conducting follow-up investigations to trace the origin of the disease and to identify other farms that may possibly be affected...

9 May 2019

Elections will come and go, but challenges in land reform will not

While land reform features prominently in manifestos of several political parties, not much detail is being provided on how individual parties plan to improve land reform and deal with the current challenges...

By Peter Setou 7 May 2019

Farmcrowdy Group partners Best Foods Fresh Farms

Under the agreement, Farmcrowdy Group and its subsidiaries will consolidate their financial, technology, sales and marketing resources to increase the go-to-market efforts of Best Foods with Farmgate Africa.

By Fundisiwe Maseko 7 May 2019

AfDP's agro-industrial processing zones will drive agriculture in Africa, says investors

Nigerian government officials and key investors have endorsed the African Development Bank's Special agro-industrial processing zones initiative, describing it as a pathway to Africa's agricultural revolution...

3 May 2019

Synchronising food production can have disastrous effects

Governments need to think about global ways agricultural policies may affect the stability of the food system as a whole, beyond locally focused efforts to increase resilience in production...

By Zia Mehrabi and Navin Ramankutty 3 May 2019

Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m

Campbell Soup Company will sell Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of private equity firm Butterfly Equity, for $510 million...

16 Apr 2019

AFT Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness in Africa

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

12 Apr 2019

AFGRI creates grain storage platform to strengthen food security

AFGRI Group Holdings and a consortium of leading South African institutional investors have created a strategic grain storage platform vehicle to support growth and strengthen food security in South Africa and on the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

350 African researchers to benefit from training in how to tackle crop disease

UK-based Connected Virus Network and Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA - ILRI) recently partnered to run a crop disease training course in Nairobi, Kenya...

5 Apr 2019

New Kenya farmers market to connect producers and consumers

Farmers in Kenya will soon have their own market - the Nairobi Famers Market - by which they will be able to sell their produce directly to consumers, cutting off the traditional value chain which comprises middlemen.

3 Apr 2019

Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutions

Agrochemical and seed producer, Syngenta continues its commitment to help farmers improve yields and increase productivity under the changing climatic conditions in Zambia...

29 Mar 2019

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