Namibia unveils US$8.95 agricultural project to help farmers build climate change resilience

NAMIBIA – Namibia has commissioned a US$ 8.95million (N$130 million) agricultural project that seeks to enhance agricultural productivity by strengthening farmers resilience to climate change. The project, which was launched at Warmquelle in Kunene region, […]

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 […]

Louis Dreyfus’ report underpins sustainable practices and partner engagement

NETHERLANDS – Louis Dreyfus Co. (LDC) has published its 2018 Sustainability report highlighting its commitment to sustainable practices and the depth of partner engagement across its operations. As part of the efforts to set a […]

Rwanda mulls bailing out major agro-processing firms to drive profitability

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has commissioned an assessment into the operations of agro-processing firms within the country as it weighs up options of saving struggling businesses. Preliminary information indicate that about 34 large […]

Nigeria’s Ellah Lakes Plc acquires Telluria Limited to diversify operations

NIGERIA – Ellah Lakes Plc, a fishing company in Nigeria, has acquired full has acquired 100 percent equity stake in Telluria Limited, one of the leading oil Palm and cassava producers in the country, at an […]

State releases 600,000 bags of maize to ease grain shortage

KENYA – Kenya’s National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has resolved to release 600,000 bags of subsidised maize to grain millers aimed at easing grain shortage in the country. According to a Business Daily report, […]

Zimbabwe’s Ariston Holdings sustains growth momentum as revenue increase 50%

ZIMBABWE – Ariston Holdings Limited, a diversified agricultural firm in Zimbabwe, is upbeat of maintaining a growth trajectory in the second half of the current financial year following a 50% growth in revenues for the […]

Nigerian rice processor to invest US$50m in new high capacity processing plant

NIGERIA – Darma Rice Mill Ltd has unveiled plans of investing about US$50 million (N15.2 billion) in setting up a new rice mill with an annual capacity of processing 600,000 tonnes. According to a report […]

Zimbabwe’s Ariston Holdings sustains growth momentum as revenue increase 50%

ZIMBABWE – Ariston Holdings Limited, a diversified agricultural firm in Zimbabwe, is upbeat of maintaining a growth trajectory in the second half of the current financial year following a 50% growth in revenues for the […]

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 […]