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 […]

Malawi receives US$4.4m boost from Norway to strengthen agricultural research

MALAWI – The Norwegian Government acting through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has injected an additional US$4.4 million (about K3.2 billion) towards the Malawi Second Agriculture Sector Wide Approach Support Project (ASWAp SP II). The […]

India to boost food processing sector through US$417m value addition program

INDIA – India has partnered with the World Bank in a US$417million (INR$30 billion) collaborative program that seeks to revolutionize the country’s food manufacturing sector. According to an Economic Times report, the programme will receive […]

World Bank and Ghana join forces to combat carbon emissions in cocoa producing regions

GHANA – The World Bank and Ghana have agreed to work together in a five-year programme that seeks to reduce carbon emission and promote climate-smart cocoa production. The five-year Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) under […]

NIRSAL to raise US$391m to support Nigeria’s agriculture financing in six states

NIGERIA – The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is set to raise over US$391.03 million (N140 billion) to finance agriculture in six states across the country over the next three years. An […]

World Bank, India commit to support food security efforts in Kenya

KENYA – The World Bank and India have promised to help Kenya adopt new agricultural technology to boost food production and cut reliance on imports. Ashok Dalwal, chief executive officer in the Ministry of Agriculture […]

Tanzania launches 12-year plan to boost rice supply in East Africa

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania in partnership with the World Bank, Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a 12-year plan that seeks to boost rice production. Dubbed […]