Central Bank of Nigeria supports four dairy products manufacturers

NIGERIA – Four dairy products manufacturers in Nigeria have commenced local production of milk under the livestock development initiative by the Niger state in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria. The initiative is in […]

Popular Farms invests US$70m to make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice and sesame production

NIGERIA – Popular Farms and Mills Limited, a subsidiary of Stallion group has invested over US$70 million to boost production of paddy rice and sesame in Nigeria to enhance economic fortune of the country. The […]

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, […]

AfDB approves US$113.42m to facilitate agriculture commercialisation in Africa

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$113.42 million partial credit guarantee for the development of commercial agriculture projects across the continent. In a statement, AfDB said the funding will be disbursed […]

AFGRI signs concession with Transnet in South Africa ports deal

SOUTH AFRICA– South Africa’s rail operator Transnet has announced its intent to enter into a fifteen-year concession agreement with agribusiness major AFGRI Operations for the operation and maintenance of landside operations with Transnet Port Terminals […]

Vegetable, fruit exports lift Kenyan horticulture earnings to over US$1b

KENYA – Kenya’s horticulture export earnings rose by one third to reach US$1.01 billion in the first eight months of 2018, boosted by increased vegetable, fruit and flower exports, according to a Business Daily report. […]