Kenya Partners South Korea on agricultural project to boost productivity

KENYA – The government of Kenya has partnered with South Korea on an agricultural mechanisation project that seeks to increase productivity. The governments will work jointly under the Korea Africa Food and Agricultural Corporation Initiative […]

Hazel Technologies raises US$13m to expand food preservation solutions

USA – Hazel Technologies, a USDA-supported agricultural technology start-up, has raised US$13 million in Series B funding to expand its shelf life-extending solutions. Led by Pangaea Ventures and S2G Ventures, the Series B funding brings the […]

Ghanaian research centre partners Swedish University to transform agric sector

WEST AFRICA – The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), has entered into a partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and other research institutions to bolster growth in the agriculture sector. The […]

Rwanda secures US$91m funding to enhance food security efforts

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has secured a US$91 million (Rwf83bn) funding from Japan to supplement the country’s effort to tackle malnutrition, reports New Times Rwanda. The agreement was signed between Rwanda’s Minister of […]

Agritech firm Cambridge Crops raises US$4m in funding to combat food waste

USA – Cambridge Crops, a US based agricultural tech firm has raised US$4 million in seed funding for its pioneering silk-powered technology, designed to combat food waste throughout the supply chain. The funding round was […]

Zimbabwe’s agric research council partners ACFD to enhance food security

ZIMBABWE – The Agriculture Research Council of Zimbabwe (ARCZ) has joined forces with the African Centre for Fertiliser Development (ACFD) and the Frontline Institute to enhance food security in the country. The trio have signed […]

AfDB explores potential partnerships with Chinese investors on agro-processing

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) in Nigeria met a private sector consortium from China to help attract investment through partnerships in the development of special agro-Industrial processing zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria and across […]

Chi Farms partners German based foundation on agriculture training in Nigeria

NIGERIA – CHI Farms Limited, a member of the TGI Group and one of the leading agribusiness companies in Nigeria has partnered with Germany’s AFOS Foundation to grow the capacity agriculturists in Nigeria The duo […]

Zambia forecast 16% decline in corn production to 2m tonnes

ZAMBIA – The Zambian government projects a 16% decline of corn in the 2019/20 production year to 2 million tonnes, due to drought that impacted the southern parts of the country Zambia in 2018/19 produced […]

South Korea injects US$8m into Ghana’s rice sector to improve production

GHANA- The Government of South Korea will be injecting US$8 million in Ghana’s rice sector to improve production and activities along the value chains over the next four years. The two governments have also signed […]