AfDB relaunches initiative to support African agricultural transformation

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has relaunched the Leadership for Agriculture (L4AG) Forum. The L4AG Forum is a platform that […]

Canadian firm Terramera raises US$45m to reduce use of chemicals in agriculture

CANADA – Terramera, a Canadian company developing bio-pesticides and seed treatments, has raised US$45 million in equity funding to accelerate its efforts of reducing use of synthetic chemicals in agriculture. The funding will be used […]

Microsoft partners with AGRA to boost agriculture through technology

AFRICA – Microsoft through its business and market development engine in Africa 4Afrika has partnered with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture. AGRA is a dynamic, African-led […]

Dangote Group scales up investments in Nigeria’s Agriculture sector

NIGERIA – Dangote Group, Nigeria’s leading diversified investment firm, has announced that it was scaling up its investment in the country’s agriculture sector. The pan-African congromelate which owns NASCON Allied Industries, Dangote Flour mills and […]

AfDB calls for more investments in Africa’s food markets to enhance food security

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on governments across Africa to invest in food markets in order to enhance food security in the continent. Speaking during the 7th Tokyo International Conference on […]

EU injects US$4.1m into Kenya’s agriculture sector to boost exports

KENYA –  Kenya and the European Union (EU) have signed a deal for the implementation a US$4.1 million agricultural project that seeks to boost horticulture exports. The funding will be used for the implementation of […]

US strikes trade deal with Japan on agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade

FRANCE – The United States and Japan announced a new trade agreement at the G-7 summit in France that will focus on agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade. U.S. President Donald Trump said the deal would […]

UK to institute new National Food Strategy as food systems review kicks off

UK – The UK government has launched a call for evidence to inform a major review of the food industry as its readies to set up a new National Food Strategy (NFS). The views will […]

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 […]