Saudi Arabia outlines next phase of flour mills privatization

SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), the state grain buyer has stated that it will begin the next phase of the sale of its flour mills within days in a privatization move. According to […]

FAO, Nigeria launch report on sustainable livestock development to stimulate growth

NIGERIA – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Nigerian government has launched the report on African Sustainable Livestock (ASL) 2050. Speaking during the launch in Abuja, the […]

Tanzanian government unveils plans of re-branding livestock company

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania has unveiled plans of rebranding the National Ranching Company Limited (NARCO), the producers of Kongwa Beef, in a bid to strengthen its operations. The decision targets to transform NARCO […]

Kenya schedules launch of agriculture commodities exchange for early 2020

KENYA – Kenya is set to launch its agriculture commodity exchange platform in the first quarter of 2020 as the east African country gears up to drive growth in the agro-processing industry. Industry and Trade […]

Ethiopia’s Lame Dairy unveils facility expansion plan to boost local supply

ETHIOPIA – Lame Dairy, subsidiary of Midroc Ethiopia Technology Group, plans to more than double its production capacity from 70,000lt of milk a day to 160,000lt and expand its facility. The processor of Shola Milk […]

FAO releases US$15m to boost food security in Angola

ANGOLA – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released US$15 million to support the implementation of projects aimed at improving food security in the country. Gherda Barreto Cajina, FAO representative in Angola, […]

Nosak Group ventures into cassava production to boost ethanol division

NIGERIA – Nosak Distilleries Limited, one of the leading ethanol refineries in Nigeria, has acquired over 6,000 hectares of arable farmlands in Edo State as part of the company’s efforts to improve local raw material […]

Corteva Agriscience partners Zimbabwe’s Valley Seeds to bolster growth in agriculture

ZIMBABWE – Corteva Agriscience, a division of United States-based global agricultural inputs provider DowDuPont, has entered into a strategic partnership with Zimbabwe’s Valley Seeds in a bid to enhance growth in the agriculture sector. The […]

Kenyan tea agency secures US$10m credit facility to improve trading operations

KENYA – The Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings (KTDA) has secured a US$10 million (Sh1 billion) credit facility from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help the agricultural firm improve its tea trading operations. The […]

New IFPRI report calls for increased funding in agriculture sector

AFRICA – The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) proposes more funding in the agriculture sector to promote food security in rural areas, according to a new report released by the agriculture think tank. The […]