Solidaridad, EU sign US$4m partnership agreement to develop Liberia’s cocoa value chain

LIBERIA – Solidaridad West Africa in partnership with the European Union, has penned a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the US$4M Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) in Liberia which Solidaridad is expected […]

Somalia’s aquaculture sector receives major boost from the FAO

SOMALIA – The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has handed over 12 fishing vessels with inboard diesel engines to Puntland State authorities in Somalia. “The vessels are another contribution from the Coastal Communities […]

EU lowers the maximum residue level for several pesticides allowable on horticultural imports from Kenya

KENYA – The European Union (EU) has reviewed its policy on the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for several pesticides allowed on horticulture imports from Kenya by lowering the permissible limits. According to an update by […]

FAO’s improved fish processing method boosts Ghanaian fish industry

GHANA – The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has introduced an innovative oven for smoking of fish that reduces the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbonsn(PAH) in smoked fish to 0.3ppm/kg which is less compared to the European […]

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 […]

Seychelles in talks with EU on US$33.29m sustainable fisheries deal

SEYCHELLES – Seychelles and the European Union (EU) have initiated the first round of negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Protocol worth US$33.29 million. The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement is a longstanding […]

US signs trade agreement with European Union to expand beef exports

USA – The United States has signed an agreement with the European Union to lower trade barriers to Europe in a move that seeks to expand the beef export market access. “This is a tremendous […]

Kenya partners with EU in setting up US$1.7m banana processing facility

KENYA – Kenya has initiated construction of a US$1.7 million (Sh170 million) banana processing plant co-funded by the European Union (EU) in Kisii county, Western Kenya. The value addition facility is set to boost banana […]

EU and Mercosur strike free trade deal for strategic relations

EUROPE – The European Union and Mercosur, a South American bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a free trade agreement to boost both political and economic relations. The trade framework is part […]