Agribusiness

Over the years, hidden hunger has been limiting the growth and development of children; affecting the health and working capacity of different individuals hence becoming a great contributor to the never-ending poverty built over generations.

How small-scale farmers are fighting hidden hunger

Over the years, hidden hunger has been limiting the growth and development of children; affecting the health and working capacity of different individuals hence becoming a great contributor to the never-ending poverty built over generations. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines hidden hunger as the lack of vitamins and minerals which occurs when the quality […]

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Launch of new Ugandan coffee marks second year of success for Nespresso’s.

Nespresso’s Reviving Origins program celebrates second year by introducing new coffee, AMAHA awe UGANDA, from the Rwenzori Mountains Investment, training and resources provides Rwenzori coffee farmers with the tools to improve their livelihoods through the increase of the quality of their crop Reviving Origins program drove productivity boost of 9% in Eastern Zimbabwe for 2018/2019. […]

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Ghana Board celebrate $200M disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 23 June, followed online by hundreds of observers across the globe. In attendance were […]

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AfDB and development partners propel Somalia back from the brink

The Bank’s current portfolio in Somalia totals $298 million, covering operations in agriculture, water and sanitation, transport, social and energy, and multi-sectoral projects ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 10, 2020/ — In early 2020, Somalia, with support from the United Kingdom Government and the European Union, settled its arrears to the African Development Bank, paving the […]

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African Development Bank unveils food security strategy roadmap against impacts of COVID-19

A report released alongside the roadmap recommends immediate, short- and medium-term solutions for the agriculture sector ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 8, 2020 – The African Development Bank has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft […]

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COVID 19: Oxfam to phase out 18 Country Offices Worldwide

Oxfam has announced that will phase out 18 of its country offices, which changes in total will affect around 1450 out of nearly 5000 program staff and 700 out of nearly 1900 partner organizations. The humanitarian organization said it is bringing forward a reorganization of its global operations as it implements its new strategic framework […]

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Rwanda has not witnessed any disruptions in the supply of seeds to its farmers despite the lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.

Rwanda finalizes plans to end seed imports by 2021

Rwanda has not witnessed any disruptions in the supply of seeds to its farmers despite the lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. The Ministry said the country is on course to achieve its target of being self-sufficient in seed supply. It is also exploring the […]

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Preventing a COVID-19 Food Crisis

By Carmen M. Reinhart and Rob Subbaraman  PETERSBURG/SINGAPORE – Even before the pandemic, there were signs that global food prices could soon surge. Extreme weather events induced by climate change have become more common. African swine fever wiped out over one-quarter of the world’s pig population last year, causing food prices in China to increase […]

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Preventing a COVID-19 Food Crisis

By Carmen M. Reinhart and Rob Subbaraman  PETERSBURG/SINGAPORE – Even before the pandemic, there were signs that global food prices could soon surge. Extreme weather events induced by climate change have become more common. African swine fever wiped out over one-quarter of the world’s pig population last year, causing food prices in China to increase […]

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Small scale farmers’ organizations from Uganda and Kenya have launched an online Agricultural marketing platform that will support them to access information related to their work.

Application to connect Ugandan and Kenyan farmers Launched

Small scale farmers’ organizations from Uganda and Kenya have launched an online Agricultural marketing platform that will support them to access information related to their work. The marketing application code-named Kilimo Mart application was developed jointly by the Eastern and Southern Africa Smallholders Farmers Forum Uganda Chapter in collaboration with Kenya  Small scale Farmers Forum […]

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COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor (by Olusegun Obasanjo and Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe)

Agriculture contributes 65 per cent of Africa’s employment and 75 per cent of its domestic trade ROME, Italy, May 14, 2020/ — By Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Africa has so far escaped the worst health […]

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Dubai based maritime company DP World is targeting to distribute food across Somaliland for the next ten days.

DP World distributes food supplies to the needy across Somaliland

Dubai based maritime company DP World is targeting to distribute food across Somaliland for the next ten days. The distribution is set to reach up to 9,000 families according to the DP World Berbera CEO, Supachai Wattanaveerachai. Already distribution has started in Cerigabo in the east of the country and will go as far as […]

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A Pandemic of Hunger

By Esther Ngumbi URBANA, ILLINOIS – Around the world, food insecurity is spiking. Experts predict that the number of hungry people will double during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout Africa, governments struggle to provide for the neediest. In Burkina Faso, which at one point had the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa, more […]

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The New Empty Argument Against Trade

By Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg   NEW HAVEN – The COVID-19 crisis has emboldened advocates of protectionism and deglobalization. Familiar concerns about lost manufacturing jobs and rising inequality, or the desire in some circles to “punish” (scapegoat) China with higher tariffs, have now been augmented by an argument against global supply chains. According to this view, […]

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COVID-19 Is Clarifying the Climate Challenge

By Olivia Macharis and Nadim Farajalla   BEIRUT – The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the fragility of the world order. Governments have sought to limit the spread of the virus through lockdowns and travel restrictions, which have stalled economies and created a global recession. Poorer countries, lacking the resources and resilience to mitigate the pandemic, […]

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The huge health and economic shock that the new coronavirus is delivering to rich countries is also starting to reach deeply into the developing world.

Could Pandemic Lead to Famine?

The huge health and economic shock that the new coronavirus is delivering to rich countries is also starting to reach deeply into the developing world. But we should not presume that the rich world’s policy responses to the pandemic are best for developing countries, or even feasible. On the contrary, we should anticipate sharper trade-offs […]

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could almost double the number of people suffering acute hunger, pushing it to more than a quarter of a billion by the end of 2020.

People facing hunger to double due to COVID-19

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could almost double the number of people suffering acute hunger, pushing it to more than a quarter of a billion by the end of 2020. The number of people facing acute food insecurity (IPC/CH 3 or worse) stands to rise to 265 […]

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Agricultural Business Initiative Development Limited (aBi), has marked 10 years of existence and unveiled a new 5-year business plan at a colourful stakeholder Forum that was held at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) unveils New 5-year Business Plan

Agricultural Business Initiative Development Limited (aBi), has marked 10 years of existence and unveiled a new 5-year business plan at a colourful stakeholder Forum that was held at Kampala Serena Hotel. aBi is a multi-donor company devoted to building a competitive, profitable and sustainable agriculture and agribusiness sector in support of equitable wealth creation in […]

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For the first time in history, farmers in South Sudan will be able to grow four different hybrid maize varieties customized for their country’s environs.

South Sudan farmers get more hybrid maize varieties

For the first time in history, farmers in South Sudan will be able to grow four different hybrid maize varieties customized for their country’s environs. This is a move that experts believe will double or even triple the yield of the crop on their farms from the current 1.5 metric tons per hectare. According to […]

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Fruit Farmers in Uganda have a chance to add value to their produces courtesy of a program Business Lab Uganda (BLU) that has been launched at the Design Hub Kampala this morning.

Uganda fruit farmers to add value to their produces courtesy of Dutch Program

Fruit Farmers in Uganda have a chance to add value to their produces courtesy of a program Business Lab Uganda (BLU) that has been launched at the Design Hub Kampala this morning. Business Lab Uganda (BLU),  is an accelerator for existing Ugandan Agribusineses in which committed buyers and investors are involved from the start and […]

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Despite the Integration of 6 economies in the East African Community (EAC), many  Small -scale farmers especially women have for so long not felt the impact of the Integration on their Livelihood.

New project for EAC farmers launched

Despite the integration of 6 economies in the East African Community (EAC), many  Small -scale farmers especially women have for so long not felt the impact of the Integration on their Livelihood. The problem has been squired on poor information flow related to markets available for agricultural producers and the economic opportunities the EAC Integration […]

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Japan’s Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Kazuaki Kameda has handed over 4,758 metric tons of rice for distribution to refugees and socially vulnerable people including those in communities hosting refugees.

Uganda receives 4,750 metric tons of rice for refugees

Japan’s Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Kazuaki Kameda has handed over 4,758 metric tons of rice for distribution to refugees and socially vulnerable people including those in communities hosting refugees. The donation is also topped up with the contribution of USD 640,000 in cash to meet associated costs like transportation, handling and storage. The food donation […]

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Somaliland and the United Arab Emirates have engaged in a joint effort to help camel farmers improve the quality and quantity of camel milk for the local and export market.

Somaliland and UAE form partnership to increase camel milk production

Somaliland and the United Arab Emirates have engaged in a joint effort to help camel farmers improve the quality and quantity of camel milk for the local and export market. Somaliland President Musa Bihi joined a delegation from the UAE in organizing a competition which will see the camel owners with highest milk products gaining […]

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The Government of Uganda through its Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Husbandry and Fisheries is to carry out a national mass vaccination for all animals against the Foot and Mouth Disease.

Uganda decides to carry out Mass Vaccination against Foot and Mouth Disease

The Government of Uganda through its Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Husbandry and Fisheries is to carry out a national mass vaccination for all animals against the Foot and Mouth Disease. While addressing journalists today at the Uganda Media Centre, the State Minister for Animal Husbandry Bright Rwamirama said the country is experiencing an outbreak of […]

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Oxfam has warned that the number of desert locusts that have invaded parts of East Africa may increase by 500 times should no control measure be taken.

Oxfam warns of huge increase in locusts swarms across East Africa

Oxfam has warned that the number of desert locusts that have invaded parts of East Africa may increase by 500 times should no control measure be taken. The development agency further warns of a serious food crisis in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia where the locusts are causing mayhem on plants. The food crisis […]

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Former Rwanda Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources who is also the President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Dr Agnes Kalibata has been announced as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit.

Former Rwanda Agric Minister appointed an Envoy for Food Summit

Former Rwanda Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources who is also the President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Dr Agnes Kalibata has been announced as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. A renowned champion for agricultural transformation to drive inclusive economic growth, Dr Kalibata is one of […]

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Uganda government has written to its Kenyan counterparts regarding the confiscated 23 tonnes of Lato Milk products produced by Pearl Dairies Ltd.

Uganda gives Kenya 14-Days Ultimatum to release confiscated Lato Milk

Uganda government has written to its Kenyan counterparts regarding the confiscated 23 tonnes of Lato Milk products produced by Pearl Dairies Ltd. According to Uganda’s Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, through the Foreign Affairs Ministry, they have written to the Kenyan government to give an update and response within 14 days. “Kenya exports more goods to […]

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Uganda’s Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has asked exporters to join hands with the government as it fights a big Non-Tariff Barrier called Corruption.

Kyambadde asks Exporters to join Govt in fighting corruption

Uganda’s Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has asked exporters to join hands with the government as it fights a big Non-Tariff Barrier called Corruption. Kyambadde, who was officiating at the 4th Annual Exporters Conference at the Skyz Protea Hotel Naguru in Kampala said without fighting corruption, the environment in which exporters operate […]

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The expansive Mau Forest  Complex in Kenya is set to get fresh breath after it was admitted to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC). 

Mau Forest admitted to Queen’s Canopy

The expansive Mau Forest  Complex in Kenya is set to get fresh breath after it was admitted to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC). This will boost efforts by the Kenya government to conserve the water tower which had been encroached on by human inhabitants and loggers. The admission of the Mau Forest comes via a […]

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Exporters especially those of perishable agricultural goods have cried out the Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB) to help them sort the poor handling of their goods by NAS Uganda staff formerly ENHAS at Entebbe International Airport.

Uganda exporters decry poor handling of their goods at Entebbe Airport

Exporters especially those of perishable agricultural goods have cried out the Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB) to help them sort the poor handling of their goods by NAS Uganda staff formerly ENHAS at Entebbe International Airport. The exporters at a workshop in Kampala said that NAS Uganda staff poorly handle their goods especially the perishable […]

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