Agritech start-up Lentera to hold fundraising for expansion of solutions to farmers

KENYA – Lentera, a Kenyan Agri-tech startup, is raising a US$560,000 funding round to build out crop-specific versions of its climate smart solutions for African farmers. Lentera started as a soil health and crop nutrition […]

MAN appoints appoints Anegbe as new chairman of food and beverage sector

NIGERIA – Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has appointed Chief Patrick Anegbe as its new chairman of its Food, Beverage and Tobacco (FBT) sectoral group. Anegbe will hold the new office alongside his position as […]

E-commerce firm Jumia launches online mall linking distributors to customers

KENYA – Jumia, the leading e-commerce firm has launched an online mall dubbed Jumia Mall where consumers will directly purchase products from authorized distributors of international and local brands. The mall will enable brands who […]

Africa Logistics Properties holds forum to tackle supply chain challenges in the East African region

KENYA – Africa Logistics Properties (ALP), a modern warehousing solutions company recently hosted a Supply Chain Networking Forum aimed at finding solutions key to supply chain technology advancement. The forum, which coincided with it’s second […]

Japanese consortium to fund Kenyan small-scale sorghum processors

KENYA – A consortium of private firms from Japan have rolled out an initiative to equip and fund Kenyan small scale processors to add value to sorghum in efforts to boost uptake of the traditional […]

Africa Improved Foods partners with Clinton Foundation on soybean project in Malawi

MALAWI – Africa Improved Foods (AIF) has partnered with The Clinton Foundation to promote production and sourcing of high-quality soybeans from farmers in Malawi through the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI). The foundation has worked across […]

Zimbabwean government approves US$51m agriculture mechanization deal

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has approved a US$51 million farm equipment deal with John Deere for the supply of agricultural mechanisation equipment, to boost the Farm Mechanisation Programme. The loan arrangement will be […]

Spur Corporation reports 5.9% growth in full year revenue as sales improve

SOUTH AFRICA– Spur Corporation, steakhouse franchise restaurant headquartered in South Africa posted a 5.9% growth in full year revenue to R945m (US$ 65.05m), buoyed by increase in sales across majority of its outlets. During the […]

EU supports Makueni county in implementation of food safety systems

KENYA – The County Government of Makueni, Eastern Kenya, has entered into partnership with Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT) and secured funding from the European Union (EU) through DANIDA to implement food safety systems […]