FAO’s improved fish processing method boosts Ghanaian fish industry

GHANA – The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has introduced an innovative oven for smoking of fish that reduces the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbonsn(PAH) in smoked fish to 0.3ppm/kg which is less compared to the European […]

EU injects US$4.1m into Kenya’s agriculture sector to boost exports

KENYA –  Kenya and the European Union (EU) have signed a deal for the implementation a US$4.1 million agricultural project that seeks to boost horticulture exports. The funding will be used for the implementation of […]

Seychelles in talks with EU on US$33.29m sustainable fisheries deal

SEYCHELLES – Seychelles and the European Union (EU) have initiated the first round of negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Protocol worth US$33.29 million. The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement is a longstanding […]

US signs trade agreement with European Union to expand beef exports

USA – The United States has signed an agreement with the European Union to lower trade barriers to Europe in a move that seeks to expand the beef export market access. “This is a tremendous […]

Kenya partners with EU in setting up US$1.7m banana processing facility

KENYA – Kenya has initiated construction of a US$1.7 million (Sh170 million) banana processing plant co-funded by the European Union (EU) in Kisii county, Western Kenya. The value addition facility is set to boost banana […]

EU and Mercosur strike free trade deal for strategic relations

EUROPE – The European Union and Mercosur, a South American bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a free trade agreement to boost both political and economic relations. The trade framework is part […]

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, […]

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, […]

EU assessment shows similarly branded food products differed in composition

EU – The European Commission has published the results of a study showing that similarly or identically branded food products across the European Union differed in composition. The study which involved an analysis of nearly […]