Dutch agric organisation Agriterra opens office in Rwanda

RWANDA – Agriterra, a Dutch agriculture organisation, has opened an office in Rwanda in a bid to support the country’s efforts of strengthening the agriculture sector. Under its operation, Agriterra seeks to ensure that ambitious […]

IFAD partners with Rwanda in US$80m project to enhance food security

RWANDA – The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) has partnered with Rwanda in funding the US$80 million (Rwf71bn) Kayonza Irrigation Integrated Watershed Management Project (KIIWP) aimed at improving food security. According to a New […]

WFP partners with Ghana’s FDA to enhance food safety and quality

GHANA – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards ensuring food safety and quality in Ghana. The MoU will help assist in providing […]

ECOWAS adopts global certification benchmark for products

WEST AFRICA – The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Commission and the European Union (EU) have developed standards for the certification of some major products to boost the level of international trade. The […]

Vasari Beverages raises US$100m to fund expansion plans in Ethiopia and beyond

ETHIOPIA – Vasari Beverages B.V., an alcoholic beverage investor, has completed a US$100million capital raise to fund a set of growth opportunities including expansion of its existing beverage operations in Ethiopia. The funding which was […]

NIRSAL to raise US$391m to support Nigeria’s agriculture financing in six states

NIGERIA – The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is set to raise over US$391.03 million (N140 billion) to finance agriculture in six states across the country over the next three years. An […]