Dutch agric organisation Agriterra opens office in Rwanda

RWANDA – Agriterra, a Dutch agriculture organisation, has opened an office in Rwanda in a bid to support the country’s efforts of strengthening the agriculture sector. Under its operation, Agriterra seeks to ensure that ambitious […]

NIRSAL to raise US$391m to support Nigeria’s agriculture financing in six states

NIGERIA – The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is set to raise over US$391.03 million (N140 billion) to finance agriculture in six states across the country over the next three years. An […]

Agricultural innovation needed to improve farmers’ resilience to drought, says FAO

AFRICA – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has stressed on the need to use both simple solution and hi-tech tools to enhance farmers’ resilience to drought. FAO Director, General José […]

Kenya to raise US$250m to set up value-addition hubs under industrialisation initiative

KENYA – The government of Kenya is seeking to raise US$250 million (Shs25 billion) through partnership with development partners to facilitate establishment of value-addition hubs for agriculture produce. Mwangi Kiunjuri, the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, said […]

Ocado unveils US$21.6m investment in vertical farming, forms joint venture

UK – Ocado Group has announced that it is investing about US$21.6 million (£17 million) in vertical farming as it aims to become a leader in sustainable vertical farming. The company which is one of […]

South Africa Food Lover’s opens in new branch to grow footprint

SOUTH AFRICA – Food Lover’s Market, a fast food and grocery and store in South Africa has opened a new fast food outlet in Braamfontein’s Business Improvement District (BID), expanding its Eatery concept in the […]

Government commissions fruit processing factory under industrialization initiative

GHANA – The Ghanaian Government has commissioned an avocado processing factory in Akuapem under government’s One-District-One-Factory industrialization initiative. The Akuapem Gold Agro Processing Limited has a capacity to process six to eight tons of avocado […]

EU proposes to increase price transparency in food supply chain

EU – The European Commission has proposed to increase price transparency in what it says would help promote fairness in the food supply chain. The proposal seeks to introduce better ways to enhance transparency in […]

Zimbabwe partners JICA in horticulture project to boost production

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has launched the Zimbabwe Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion project (ZIM-SHEP) which is expected to boost production in the sector. According to a Herald report, the project will be […]

Uganda partners South Korea in US$12.88m fruit processing factory

UGANDA – The Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) in partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have commissioned a US$12.88 million (Ushs 48 billion) fruit processing factory.   The Soroti Fruit Factory, financed by UDC […]