Rwanda in partnership with Howard Buffet inaugurates US$54m irrigation scheme

RWANDA – The Rwandan government, in partnership with American billionaire, Howard Buffet has inaugurated a US$54m irrigation scheme in Nasho Sector of Kirehe District which also consists of a solar power plant with a capacity […]

Ethiopia to embark on mega irrigation projects under the public-private partnership agreement

ETHIOPIA – The federal government of Ethiopia is set to launch about a dozen large-scale irrigation projects under the public-private partnership agreements, estimated to cost 2billion Birr (US$62.8). The National Irrigation Task Force, comprised of […]

World Bank backs Kenyan Climate Smart Agriculture project with funding

KENYA – The World Bank has issued over ksh. 40 million (US$ 396, 738) financing to Laikipia County, North-West of Kenya to facilitate the Climate Smart Agriculture programme aimed at empowering rural farmers on climate […]

AfDB approves US$81.7m in funding for agricultural expansion in Sudan

SUDAN – The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US$60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company in Sudan to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme. The loan is expected […]

Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank supports agricultural initiative with US$4.9m investment

TANZANIA – State-owned Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to increase funding for irrigation schemes by dishing out loans amounting to 11.48bn/- (US$4.9m) for various projects countrywide. The regions that have so […]

Ethiopian government flags off construction of US$167m irrigation projects

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy has began the construction of three irrigation dams in Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia at a total cost of 4.9 billion Br (US$167m). Located in Chelchel […]