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 […]

Stakeholders fault presidential directive on forex ban for food imports

NIGERIA – Following the recent directive by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari ordering the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing forex for food importation in the country, several stakeholders have called on the Government to […]

Nigeria’s President directs central bank to halt forex provision for food imports

NIGERIA – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation in a move that seeks to improve agricultural production and enable Nigeria attain food […]

Nigeria’s sugar processor BUA seals pact with Netafim on automated sugar irrigation project

NIGERIA – BUA Group, parent company of the BUA Sugar Refinery Limited has signed an agreement with Netafim, an Israeli manufacturer of irrigation equipment, for the development of a fully automated sugarcane irrigation project. Under […]

AfDB explores potential partnerships with Chinese investors on agro-processing

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) in Nigeria met a private sector consortium from China to help attract investment through partnerships in the development of special agro-Industrial processing zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria and across […]

Tolaram Group expands into fruit juice market with the launch of ‘GoodLife Magik’ in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Tolaram Group, a diversified consumer goods company in West Africa and producer of Indomie Noodles in Nigeria, has entered the Nigerian fruit juice market with the launch of Goodlife Majik fruit drink. The […]

Nigeria to increase palm oil production 700% to 5m tonnes by 2027

NIGERIA – Nigeria has made bold steps towards becoming self-sufficient in edible oil production as it aims to increase palm production by 700 percent to 5 million tonnes by 2027. As part of the efforts, […]

Chi Farms partners German based foundation on agriculture training in Nigeria

NIGERIA – CHI Farms Limited, a member of the TGI Group and one of the leading agribusiness companies in Nigeria has partnered with Germany’s AFOS Foundation to grow the capacity agriculturists in Nigeria The duo […]

Nigerian Breweries reports 28% decline in half year profits as costs spike 24.2%

NIGERIA – Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB) reported a 28% fall in profits during the first six months of 2019 ending on 30th June to US$ 36.84 million (N13.3bn) from, as increasing cost and continued to […]