Barry Callebaut, Cameroon intensify collaboration to boost cocoa supply

CAMEROON – Barry Callebaut, a global chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer, and Cameroon have signed a letter of intent to intensify the cooperation on sustainable cocoa farming in the country. The chocolate manufacturer will particularly […]

Zimbabwean government unveils new boards for key agriculture parastatals

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has unveiled new board members across major agriculture parastatals in the country under the ongoing restructuring. This follows the approval of the head of state, President Mnangagwa, to dissolve […]

Nigerian state government secures US$95m to finance agriculture sector

NIGERIA – Kano State in Northern Nigeria has secured a US$95 million agriculture credit facility from the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia that seeks to improve the agriculture sector. Mallam Nasiru Gawuna, Deputy Governor, […]

IFAD injects US$117.81m to boost agriculture sector in Tanzania

TANZANIA – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is set to inject over US$117.81 million (Tshs127bn) to Tanzania’s agricultural sector to support projects in the country for the three-year period, effective next year. IFAD […]

COMESA partners tech firm to launch regional seed label verification system

COMESA – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has partnered mPedigree’s GoldKeys technology to launch an online seed label verification system in the region. COMESA, which covers 19 countries across South, East […]

Ethiopia approves tax free imports of agricultural and animal feed technologies

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has approved the tax reform policy that looks to exempt agricultural mechanization, irrigation and animal feed technologies and equipment from import duties. The tax reform policy was initiated by […]

FAO launches framework to promote food and agriculture in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched the Country Programme Framework (CPF), an agricultural program that aims to promote food and nutrition in Nigeria. The CPF is a medium-term priority framework, derived […]

Nigerian regulator launches electronic seed verification system

NIGERIA – The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) a regulator in the agriculture sector in Nigeria, has introduced an innovative platform for electronic quality verification of seeds and planting materials in the country. The agency […]

WFP partners TADB in project to boost agriculture sector in Tanzania

TANZANIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with state owned development financial institution, Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TABD) in implementing the Farm to Market Alliance (FTMA) project. The project seeks to boost the […]