UK to institute new National Food Strategy as food systems review kicks off

UK – The UK government has launched a call for evidence to inform a major review of the food industry as its readies to set up a new National Food Strategy (NFS). The views will […]

Hazel Technologies raises US$13m to expand food preservation solutions

USA – Hazel Technologies, a USDA-supported agricultural technology start-up, has raised US$13 million in Series B funding to expand its shelf life-extending solutions. Led by Pangaea Ventures and S2G Ventures, the Series B funding brings the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zimbabwe’s agric research council partners ACFD to enhance food security

ZIMBABWE – The Agriculture Research Council of Zimbabwe (ARCZ) has joined forces with the African Centre for Fertiliser Development (ACFD) and the Frontline Institute to enhance food security in the country. The trio have signed […]

Chi Farms partners German based foundation on agriculture training in Nigeria

NIGERIA – CHI Farms Limited, a member of the TGI Group and one of the leading agribusiness companies in Nigeria has partnered with Germany’s AFOS Foundation to grow the capacity agriculturists in Nigeria The duo […]

African free-trade agreement to boost South Africa’s agric sector – Agbiz

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s agricultural sector could receive a major boost when the African free-trade zone becomes operational in July 2020, the Agriculture Business Chamber (Agbiz) has said. According Agbiz, an organisation that represents […]

Qu Dongyu begins new role as FAO leader, commits to enhancing sustainably in agriculture

ITALY – Qu Dongyu, the newly elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has committed to spearheading initiatives that focus on making agriculture more sustainable. Qu, who took office […]

AGCO to increase investment in Zambia’s Future Farm training facility

ZAMBIA – AGCO, a US based agriculture equipment firm, has said it will make a significant investment towards further development of the Future Farm training facility in Zambia. Speaking during the ground-breaking ceremony on the […]

OCP Africa expands mobile agro school laboratory for farmers in Ghana

GHANA – OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group, a leading global producer of agricultural inputs, has launched an agro school laboratory initiative aimed at providing on-site modern and practical agro services to farmers […]