Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit

Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit is Africa’s premier food  safety, regulatory, policy, quality and laboratory management conference and exhibition. The industry focused Summit brings together regional and global experts and stakeholders to discover the […]

FAO receives US$10m towards fight against the East Africa desert locust infestation

EAST AFRICA – FAO has received a US$10 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as the UN agency expanded its […]

EU promotes sustainable fisheries for blue economy in the Lake Victoria region

EAST AFRICA – The European Union has injected £2m (US$2.2m) into the European Union Development Fund’s E€OFISH programme initiated in the Lake Victoria region to boost sustainable fisheries for the blue economy. The overall objective […]

Fanisi Capital merges with Ascent Capital to raise funds for expansion in East Africa

EAST AFRICA – Fanisi Capital, a fund which makes direct investments and Ascent Capital, a growth capital provider, are set to merge and raise funds for bigger deals in the region. The two say consolidating […]

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 […]

AFMASS Southern Africa edition

AFMASS Southern Africa is the food & beverage and milling industry’s premium conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Southern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety […]

Coca-Cola plans US$1bn investment in Southern and East African regions

AFRICA – The Coca-Cola Company plans to invest US$1 billion in its Southern and East Africa region operations over the next five years. Speaking during the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa conference, in South […]

South Africa’s Zeder Investments acquires stake in East African Seeds Company

SOUTH AFRICA – Zeder Investments, a South African agribusiness group, has secured an agreement to acquire 40 percent shareholding in East African Seeds (EAS) Company. The investment in EAS, a seed company with operations in […]