USDA launches US$38m Regional Cashew Value Chain Project in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is implementing a US$38 million Regional Cashew Value Chain Project in Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. The project carried out by USDA’s Food For Progress (FFPr) […]

The Rainforest Alliance unveils extensive strategy for strengthening its Cocoa Certification Program

AFRICA – The Rainforest Alliance has unveiled new measures to continuously improve and strengthen its pioneering cocoa certification program, the world’s largest initiative to drive more sustainable cocoa farming. Some of these measures which include […]

Mars expands collaboration in women focused agribusiness initiative with US$10m investment

WEST AFRICA – Mars, the global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products has partnered with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, to promote women’s social and economic empowerment in cocoa-growing […]

Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau to benefit from USDA funded Cashew Value Chain

WEST AFRICA – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food For Progress (FFPr) Regional Cashew Value Chain Project is implementing a US$38 million, six-year project in the Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau. USDA says that […]

Africa Capitalworks invests in West African beverages company, Gaselia Industries Group

WEST AFRICA – Africa Capitalworks Management, a Sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity investment company, has announced the acquisition of a significant minority equity shareholding in Gaselia Industries Group, one of the largest homegrown beverages groups in […]

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 […]

Cargill invests US$113m in Ivory Coast and Ghana cocoa processing expansions

WEST AFRICA – Global agribusiness company, Cargill will be investing over US$113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana. The company is planning to invest US$100 million to […]

Cargill renews partnership with IFC to further empower cocoa producing cooperatives

IVORY COAST – Global agribusiness company Cargill has renewed partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to introduce new initiatives to strengthen cocoa producing cooperatives and their communities through an improved Coop Academy 2.0 program. […]

Nigeria’s Nosak Distilleries enters Ghana in West Africa expansion plan

NIGERIA – Nosak Distilleries Limited, a subsidiary of Nosak Group has concluded plan to commence the exportation of refined ethanol to Ghana as part of its export expansion plans. The company said that it has […]

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 […]