Nigeria’s agriculture exports decline 11.5% to US$239.32m in three months

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s agricultural goods exports in the first quarter of 2019 dropped by 11.5% from US$270.45 million (N97.3bn) recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 239.32 million (N86.1bn). According to data from the […]

KSU joins research consortium to tackle hunger through agriculture

USA – Kansas State University (KSU) in collaboration with other research institutions have come together to help reduce hunger and poverty through agriculture. Through its program, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on […]

Ghanaian manufacturers push for establishment of a raw material council

GHANA – Manufacturers in Ghana are longing for the establishment of a Raw Material Council to, among other things, regulate and maintain standards of the raw materials fed to industries. According to the manufacturers, the […]

US based Corteva Agriscience launches operations in Zambia

ZAMBIA – Corteva Agriscience, a United States based agriculture company, has officially launched its operation in Zambia as it seeks to expand into the African agriculture sector. Corteva, which supplies crop protection technologies and seeds […]

Ghanaian regulator approves 5 firms to resume vegetable exports

GHANA – Ghana’s Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has approved five firms to resume vegetable exports to the international market. In June 1 this year, […]

OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook: Higher output to keep food prices low

FRANCE – Growth in agricultural output is expected to keep food prices low over the coming decade, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN’s Food and […]

Private equity fund unveils US$9.19m to support agribusinesses in Uganda

UGANDA – The Yield Uganda Investment Fund, an European Union (EU) backed agribusiness impact fund has injected US$9.19 million (UGX34bn) into Uganda’s agribusiness sector. The new financing follows the joining of Soros Economic Development Fund, […]

Submission of entries announced for the Africa FOODEX Awards 2019

KENYA – The period for food companies to submit their entries for the Africa FOODEX Awards 2019 has been announced, with the organisers confident that this year’s Awards will surpass last year’s record breaking participation by […]

Ethiopian agricultural agency to invest US$21.4m in establishing retail outlets

ETHIOPIA – The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) in Ethiopia has unveiled that it will be setting up about 200 agricultural inputs retail outlets, at an estimated investment of US$21.4 million (624 million Br). The agency […]