Kenya Partners South Korea on agricultural project to boost productivity

KENYA – The government of Kenya has partnered with South Korea on an agricultural mechanisation project that seeks to increase productivity. The governments will work jointly under the Korea Africa Food and Agricultural Corporation Initiative […]

Ghanaian research centre partners Swedish University to transform agric sector

WEST AFRICA – The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), has entered into a partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and other research institutions to bolster growth in the agriculture sector. The […]

Agency grants new company licence to process and export purple tea

KENYA – The Tea Directorate of the Agriculture and Food Authority has licensed Horera Forest Edge Tea Company to manufacture, pack and export purple tea products. Horera Forest Edge Tea Company, founded by Robert Murimi, joins […]

Stakeholders fault presidential directive on forex ban for food imports

NIGERIA – Following the recent directive by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari ordering the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing forex for food importation in the country, several stakeholders have called on the Government to […]

Ethiopian firm inaugurates US$1.37m coffee processing plant

ETHIOPIA – Melange Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee roaster company has inaugurated a new coffee roasting and packaging plant after investing US$1.37 million (40 million Br). The facility has a daily capacity of roasting 7,500 […]

Rwanda secures US$91m funding to enhance food security efforts

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has secured a US$91 million (Rwf83bn) funding from Japan to supplement the country’s effort to tackle malnutrition, reports New Times Rwanda. The agreement was signed between Rwanda’s Minister of […]

Ghanaian varsity develops technology to detect substandard rice

GHANA – The school of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Queen’s University of the UK has developed a technology that detects substandard rice. The technology seeks to among […]

Tanzania’s coffee production rises to four years high on improved conditions

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s coffee production has almost doubled to four years high, thanks to good weather and high crop circle boom this season. Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB), acting Director General Primus Kimaryo notes that the […]

First US plant-based education centre opens amid growing demand for meat-free diets

USA – The first fully plant-based US nutrition and culinary education centre, the Centre for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) is opening in St. Louis, Missouri. The centre, which comes at a time when demand for information […]

VTB acquires majority stake in Russian grain trader Mirogroup

RUSSIA — Russian state-controlled bank VTB has revealed that it has completed the purchase of a 70% stake in Russian grain trader Mirogroup, the Reuters reports. The transaction expands the lender’s diversification into the grain […]