The Africa Climate Change Fund invests US$4.7m in new projects

AFRICA – The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) recently approved seven new project proposals amounting to around US$4.7 million. The approval of these projects increases ACCF’s overall portfolio to 15 projects which demonstrate how the […]

FMO invests US$7.5m in ARAF to support climate smart agriculture

AFRICA – Dutch development bank FMO has invested US$7.5m in the Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) to support the provision of climate resilience solutions to smallholder farmers in East and West Africa. Globally, there are […]

AfDB approves US$81.7m in funding for agricultural expansion in Sudan

SUDAN – The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US$60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company in Sudan to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme. The loan is expected […]

Nigeria to partner with AfDB to promote development of agro-industrial zones

NIGERIA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will partner with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote the special agro-industrial processing zones targeted at increasing food production capacity and promoting […]

Evonik introduces new solution to enhance food safety in poultry sector

THAILAND – Leading chemical specialty company, Evonik has introduced a new solution that enables poultry producers to make smarter decisions to ensure animal well-being and food safety. The service product, ScreenFloX®, is a platform comprising […]

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 […]

FDA announces corporate agreement to implement produce safety rule

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have announced a new corporate agreement for the implementation of the produce safety rule. The Produce […]

Africa Union, OCP Group deepen collaboration to develop agriculture in Africa

AFRICA – The African Union Commission, together with the African Union’s Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), penned a comprehensive MoU with OCP Group to support the development of the African Agricultural Sector according to a press release […]

Canadian firm Terramera raises US$45m to reduce use of chemicals in agriculture

CANADA – Terramera, a Canadian company developing bio-pesticides and seed treatments, has raised US$45 million in equity funding to accelerate its efforts of reducing use of synthetic chemicals in agriculture. The funding will be used […]

Microsoft partners with AGRA to boost agriculture through technology

AFRICA – Microsoft through its business and market development engine in Africa 4Afrika has partnered with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture. AGRA is a dynamic, African-led […]