United States sign trade deal with Japan on food and agricultural exports

USA – The United States and Japan have officially signed a trade deal on food and agricultural exports as the two countries continue to deepen and modernize their trade relationship. The deal, which was announced […]

Glencore joins global agriculture commodity trade modernization initiative

USA – Global agribusiness company, Glencore Agriculture has joined other major partners in industry-wide initiative to modernize global agricultural commodity trade operations. The initiative now comprises of six agricultural commodity trade giants including Archer Daniels […]

Malawi capacitates US$95m agricultural commercialization project

MALAWI – Malawi government has launched a six-year Agricultural Commercialization project (AGCOM) with support from the World Bank of USD 95 million loan facility aimed at supporting 650,000 farming households to venture into commercial farming […]

Mark & Spencer partners with infarm in promoting sustainable urban farming

UK – Marks & Spencer is partnering with urban farming platform infarm to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in some of its stores. The retailer in planning to launch the first […]

USDA invests in scientific research programme to promote sustainable agricultural practices

USA – US Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested US$77.8 million in research that will focus on sustaining a more abundant, nutritious, and accessible food supply. […]

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 […]

Commodity trading platform Binkabi partners Unity Bank to boost agricultural lending

NIGERIA – Binkabi, Nigeria’s blockchain based commodity trading network has partners with Unity Bank Plc to launch an agro-commodities trade platform to improve lending of the agriculture sector. Binkabi is a platform for issuing trading […]

AfDB signs US$5.4m financing agreements to boost agriculture sector

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed grant agreements worth US$5.4 million that seek to boost the agriculture sector. The agreement aims to officially launch Africa […]

AfDB relaunches initiative to support African agricultural transformation

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has relaunched the Leadership for Agriculture (L4AG) Forum. The L4AG Forum is a platform that […]