Norwegian seafood exports top US$12.2bn as aquaculture dominates sector by value

NORWAY – Norway increased its seafood exports by 8% to a total value of NOK 107.3 billion (US$12.19bn) in 2019 compared to NOK 98.71 billion (US$11.21bn) exported in 2018, which was a record year for […]

Nigeria Aviation Handling Company to build export processing zone in airport to boost agricultural exports

NIGERIA – The Nigeria Aviation Handling Company has concluded plans to build an export processing area at the Murtla Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. NAHCO Group Managing Director, Mrs Tokunbo Fagbemi, revealed this, adding that the firm […]

Central Bank of Nigeria supports four dairy products manufacturers

NIGERIA – Four dairy products manufacturers in Nigeria have commenced local production of milk under the livestock development initiative by the Niger state in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria. The initiative is in […]

Popular Farms invests US$70m to make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice and sesame production

NIGERIA – Popular Farms and Mills Limited, a subsidiary of Stallion group has invested over US$70 million to boost production of paddy rice and sesame in Nigeria to enhance economic fortune of the country. The […]

Ghanaian regulator approves 5 firms to resume vegetable exports

GHANA – Ghana’s Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has approved five firms to resume vegetable exports to the international market. In June 1 this year, […]

AfDB approves US$113.42m to facilitate agriculture commercialisation in Africa

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$113.42 million partial credit guarantee for the development of commercial agriculture projects across the continent. In a statement, AfDB said the funding will be disbursed […]