Zambia partners with USAID in commissioning first hybrid maize seed export to DRC

ZAMBIA – Zambian government in partnership with the South African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the USAID have commissioned the first hybrid maize seed export from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This […]

USAID donates cold storage facility to Zambia Seed Control and Certification Institute

ZAMBIA – The USA government through USAID’s Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project, officially handed over a rebuilt cold storage facility to the Zambia Seed Control and Certification Institute, SCCI in Chilanga Southern […]

Ghana partners USAID in fish processors certification scheme to enhance safety

GHANA – Ghana in partnership with the USAID has launched a fish processors and traders certification programme aimed at enhancing safety along the value chain. The certification initiative dubbed “Class One Recognition Scheme” seeks to […]

Nestlé partners with AGRA to support young agriculture entrepreneurs in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – Nestlé Central and West Africa (CWA) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have launched a new joint initiative aimed at catalysing development of agri-food businesses in West Africa […]

Consortium to invest US$1.9m to boost seeds production capabilities in Nigeria

NIGERIA – A consortium of non-governmental organisations has unveiled plans of investing about US$1.9million to support seed companies in Nigeria in the production of quality early generation seeds. The three-year project is being supported by […]

USAID launches US$300m agribusiness investment initiative in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a US$300 million agribusiness investment initiative in Nigeria that seeks to promote private-sector investment in agriculture. Dubbed as the ‘Feed the Future Nigeria […]

USAID pumps US$37m into Egypt’s agricultural sector to enhance food security

EGYPT – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a launched a US$37 million project that aims at building resilience in Egypt’s agricultural sector and advance food security in the country. Launched under […]

USAID hands over modern dairy processing plant to Makueni co-operative

KENYA – Kenyan dairy farmers have received a modern dairy plant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) which is set to boost milk production. Located in the Makueni county, Eastern region, the […]

USAID awards US$5m grant to University of California to tackle Newcastle disease in Africa

AFRICA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded US$5 million grant to University of California – Davis to aid in tackling the Newcastle disease on the continent. According to GNA, the […]