Malawi partners global investment firm to develop SADC’s largest greenhouse facility

MALAWI – Malawi is set to develop the largest greenhouse vegetable farm in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe. The project is a joint venture between the government […]

Germany injects US$54m to support small-holder farmers in Congo

CONGO – The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank KfW, has contributed EUR 50 million (US$54 million) to a resilience building programme to be implemented by FAO, […]

DSM unveils partnership to empower young entrepreneurs on agri-food businesses

AFRICA – Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living has partnered with Generation Unlimited and Sight & Life to provide opportunities for young entrepreneurs through the development of agri-food businesses, […]

Morocco agri-food export volumes reach 3.1m tonnes for the first time in history

MOROCCO – Exports of agri-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign in terms of volume, the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture has revealed. The ministry revealed this in a press statement adding […]

Ethiopia to embark on mega irrigation projects under the public-private partnership agreement

ETHIOPIA – The federal government of Ethiopia is set to launch about a dozen large-scale irrigation projects under the public-private partnership agreements, estimated to cost 2billion Birr (US$62.8). The National Irrigation Task Force, comprised of […]

The Africa Climate Change Fund invests US$4.7m in new projects

AFRICA – The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) recently approved seven new project proposals amounting to around US$4.7 million. The approval of these projects increases ACCF’s overall portfolio to 15 projects which demonstrate how the […]

FMO invests US$7.5m in ARAF to support climate smart agriculture

AFRICA – Dutch development bank FMO has invested US$7.5m in the Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) to support the provision of climate resilience solutions to smallholder farmers in East and West Africa. Globally, there are […]

AfDB approves US$81.7m in funding for agricultural expansion in Sudan

SUDAN – The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US$60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company in Sudan to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme. The loan is expected […]

Nigeria to partner with AfDB to promote development of agro-industrial zones

NIGERIA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will partner with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote the special agro-industrial processing zones targeted at increasing food production capacity and promoting […]

Evonik introduces new solution to enhance food safety in poultry sector

THAILAND – Leading chemical specialty company, Evonik has introduced a new solution that enables poultry producers to make smarter decisions to ensure animal well-being and food safety. The service product, ScreenFloX®, is a platform comprising […]