Agribusiness

USD 3.5 Million Funding Boost for African's Sustainable Cooling Centre

USD 3.5 Million Funding Boost for African’s Sustainable Cooling Centre

The new Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) has taken a major step forward in Rwanda with a $3.5 (£2.4 million) million funding boost. The UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) earmarked this contribution for the Centre’s design and technology kit-out, supporting the work of British universities (Birmingham, […]

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2021: A year of opportunity for sustainability in Africa.  

2021: A year of opportunity for sustainability in Africa.  

By Zuneid Yousuf, Chairman, African Green Resources, 2021 presents a year of opportunity for sustainability in Africa. It is an undeniable fact that 2020 was a challenging year for all of us. We collectively faced and managed a host of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which required a total reset of our […]

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Ugx. 750 Million Donation to Support Youth in Agribusiness-Standard Chartered Bank

Ugx. 750 Million Donation to Support Youth in Agribusiness-Standard Chartered Bank

Kampala – Uganda – Standard Chartered Bank through the Standard Chartered Foundation donated Ugx 750,000,000 (Seven hundred and fifty million shillings) to support 600 Youth in Agribusiness as part of the “Futuremakers By Standard Chartered” programme. The programme that will be implemented by its NGO partners; ICCO Cooperation and Youth Business International through their ‘High Flyer program’ was unveiled during a press […]

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Strengthening Food Systems Centre of Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery

Strengthening Food Systems Centre of Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery

Strengthening food systems must be an integral part of efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to build resilience in Africa, said African Development Bank Director General for Southern Africa, Leila Mokaddem. Hunger is a greater threat to many Africans than the COVID-19 crisis, Mokaddem said in a session on sustainable food systems at […]

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India’s Farm Laws Are a Global Problem

India’s Farm Laws Are a Global Problem

Kaushik Basu, ITHACA – India’s three new farm laws, enacted in September 2020 with little public or parliamentary debate, have attracted enormous global interest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government described the measures as a gift to farmers, but farmers in several Indian states, led by smallholders in Punjab and Haryana, have refused to accept them. Sustained […]

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Wetter Than Usual Season-March to May 2021

Wetter Than Usual Season-March to May 2021

A wetter than usual season is expected over most farming areas in the central and southern parts of the region, while a drier than usual season is expected over north-eastern Ethiopia. The season is expected to start early in parts of Tanzania, Uganda, western Kenya, western South Sudan, south-western Ethiopia, and southern Somalia. March to […]

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Why Agribusiness Investment is Most Exciting for Africa.

Why Agribusiness Investment is Most Exciting for Africa.

Agribusiness investment is currently the most exciting venture for Africa. Africa’s food import bill-estimated by the African Development Bank annually at $43 billion in 2019, should both be a source of worry and energise the continent into self-sustenance. Food imports create dependency and outflow of much needed foreign exchange. These food imports do not mean […]

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Fresh Dairy Enlightens Families on Boosting Health and Nutrition

Fresh Dairy Enlightens Families on Boosting Health and Nutrition

Kampala. Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has once again enlightened families to maintain a healthy balanced diet, with an aim of boosting health and nutrition. A healthy balanced diet is one that helps maintain or improve overall health while providing the body with essential nutrition. Marketing Manager, Fresh Dairy – Vincent Omoth […]

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South-South Leather Industry Exchange (SSE) Call for a Coordinated Policy

South-South Leather Industry Exchange (SSE) Call for a Coordinated Policy

Nairobi, Kenya, 29th January 2021 – Leather industry stakeholders from East Africa, Egypt, and Ethiopia attending the South-South Leather Industry Exchange (SSE) virtual forum called for a coordinated manner in the development of policies between Governments and the private sector. The event organized by the Center for Business Innovation & Training (CBiT) in collaboration with a […]

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Over 900 MSMEs Training MoU by UIA & Uganda Insurers Association

Over 900 MSMEs Training MoU by UIA & Uganda Insurers Association

By David Muwanga The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and Uganda Insurers Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at creating an enabling environment for doing business in Uganda by especially strengthening the intersection between investment and insurance today at the Authority’s head office on Lumumba Avenue. Mr. Joseph Kiggundu, the Acting Director-General, Uganda Investment […]

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Sasakawa Africa Association Partners with IT Firms to Provide E-Agric Extension Services to Farmers

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO The agriculture sector remains the main thrust of Uganda’s economic growth. This is because the sector contributes about 25% of the National Gross Domestic Product and it employs over 70% of the Uganda’s, population. This sector also provides great potential and avenues for economic growth and inclusion, particularly for women and the youth. Statistics shows that women make […]

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Artificial Intelligence Helping African Farmers in the Fight Against Locusts

Kuzi is a free early warning tool, delivered by SMS, that helps farmers across Africa to predict and control locust attacks. Kuzi uses satellite data, soil sensor data, ground meteorological observation, and machine learning to predict the breeding, occurrence, and migration routes of desert locusts. Farmers and pastoralists receive free SMS alerts 2-3 months in […]

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ICT the Solution for Youth in Agriculture

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO Agriculture has been categorized as the largest economic sector in most African countries, offering opportunities for poverty alleviation for youth, yet there is still a low percentage of youth involvement in the sector. This has been attributed to several factors. One major reason for poor youth participation in agriculture, according to research […]

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Pearl Dairy Scoops Two People’s Choice Quality Awards

Pearl Dairy Farm Limited, the producer of Lato Milk branded Products has emerged winner of two People’s Choice Awards 2020 in the yoghurt and milk category, according to a survey carried out by Muyz Plus Advertising International. The Mbarara based dairy processor was announced winner at a glamorous event officiated by the State Minister of […]

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Government of to Setup 10 Regional Agricultural Mechanisation Centers to Booster Agricultural ProductionUgan6da

Government of Uganda through the ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries plans to establish 10 regional Agricultural Mechanization centers across the country. The regional centers will act as centers of excellence to equip Ugandan farmers with modern agricultural mechanization skills and also act as centers where farmers can access have to agricultural mechanization equipment […]

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FRESH DAIRY URGES CUSTOMERS TO EMBRACE ITS FREE HOME DELIVERY SOLUTION THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Kampala. Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has urged its customers to utilize its boosted free home delivery services this festive season for the safe and quick delivery of both Fresh Dairy and Brookside products. The recently expanded home delivery fleet includes more tricycle Tuk Tuks and mobile vans and a dedicated […]

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Strengthen Rural Resilience Through Women Empowerment in Coffee Farming

About 2,828 women coffee growers from five Coffee Washing Stations (CWS) in Rwanda have been empowered to manage their coffee farm as a business and implement good agriculture practices to improve productivity and thus farm economics. Coffee farming is normally male dominated however the women integration has a positive impact on the household financial management […]

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Lato Milk Awarded Best Dairy Processor in Uganda

Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd the producer of Lato Milk products has been awarded as the best dairy processing company in Uganda by The Visionaries of Uganda Advisory Board. The dairy processor was among the 30 government and private entities that were recognised and awarded at a ceremony held at Serena Hotel for their tremendous work […]

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Food security, agriculture, AfCTA, crucial for Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery – African Economic Conference

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 9 December 2020 – “The agriculture sector is among the most vulnerable. Agriculture is important not only for food security issues but also for inter-regional food integration,” African Development Bank Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research, Hanan Morsy, said during a news conference on the opening day of the African Economic […]

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EFFORTS UNDER WAY TO MAKE AFRICA’S SUGAR INDUSTRY A CATALYST FOR AGRICULTURAL GROWTH

Africa, December 2020: Africa, December 2020: A major initiative under way to boost sugar output in Africa and encourage sustainable intra-continental growth across the industry will be explored in a detailed focus report by Oxford Business Group (OBG), in partnership with the International Sugar Organisation (ISO). Titled “Sugar in Africa: Building Value in the African Sugar […]

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COMESA Extends Kenya Sugar Safeguard for Two Years

Lusaka, November 28, 2020: COMESA Council of Ministers has granted Kenya a two year extension of the sugar safeguard  beginning March 2021 to February 2023. In its 41st meeting conducted virtually on Thursday, 26 November 2020, the Council urged Kenya to share the modalities used in calculating the projected sugar deficit with other member states by 30 […]

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Closer Africa-Europe Collaboration Needed to Deliver Food and Nutrition Security Roadmap, Says Leading Research Body

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) calls for more engagement as the long-term EU-AU research and innovation partnership (LEAP) reaches its midpoint. November 26, 2020, ACCRA, Ghana – Africa’s apex organization for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research and innovation has called on more African and European countries to prioritize investment in science, […]

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DIAGEO LAUNCHES NEW TEN-YEAR SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN

By 2030, Diageo’s ‘SOCIETY 2030: SPIRIT OF PROGRESS’ plan will enable the company to: Reach 1 billion people with messages of moderation through its brands Achieve Net Zero carbon emissions across direct operations Increase representation of leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds to 45% Use 30% less water in every drink it makes Today, Diageo, maker […]

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African Development Bank’s AgriPitch competition awards $120,000 in prizes to African youth “agripreneurs”

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 November 2020 – The founder of a cassava processing business in Kenya, a co-founder of a novel food processing technology start-up, and the owner of a smallholder farmer food procurement company in Nigeria won the top cash prizes in the African Development Bank’s $120,000 AgriPitch competition on Tuesday. The AgriPitch competition […]

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FRESH DAIRY BOOSTS ITS FREE HOME DELIVERY SERVICES WITH MORE FLEET

Kampala. Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has boosted its free home delivery services with more fleet to deliver both Fresh Dairy and Brookside products. The expanded home delivery fleet includes more tricycle Tuk Tuks and mobile vans and a dedicated sales team that deliver door to door with an aim of heightening […]

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The gradual recovery of the economy witnessed in the 3rd quarter of 2020, has contributed to the positive performance of the agricultural sector with prices improving by 5 percentage points.

Agricultural prices improve by 5% as economy recovers

The gradual recovery of the economy witnessed in the 3rd quarter of 2020, has contributed to the positive performance of the agricultural sector with prices improving by 5 percentage points. According to the June 2020 Uganda Bureau of Statistics report, food crop growing activities registered a growth of 4.3 per cent in 2019/2020, compared to […]

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Letshego has officially handed over poultry projects to respective farmers and beneficiaries that took part in the “Improving Life Campaign” (ILC).

Letshego hands over Poultry projects to different farmers

Letshego has officially handed over poultry projects to respective farmers and beneficiaries that took part in the “Improving Life Campaign” (ILC). This is in line with Letshego’s Strategic Social Investment (SSI) policy, which aims at bettering livelihoods of the low and middle-income communities. The ILC campaign, picked exemplary and model farmers from the four regions […]

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Fresh Dairy has handed over approximately 264 litres of milk to the Dairy Development Authority (DDA) in aid of their clean milk handling and production campaign which is expected to attract over 400 dairy farmers from various organizations across Uganda.

Fresh Dairy supports DDA’s clean milk handling campaign

Fresh Dairy has handed over approximately 264 litres of milk to the Dairy Development Authority (DDA) in aid of their clean milk handling and production campaign which is expected to attract over 400 dairy farmers from various organizations across Uganda. Samson Akankiza, the  Director Technical Services Dairy Development Authority who received the lot said the […]

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Small-scale Farmers within East Africa have called upon EAC Member states to support them to adopt Organic farming practices.

EAC Member States urged to Support Smallholder Farmers to adopt Organic Farming

Small-scale Farmers within East Africa have called upon EAC Member states to support them to adopt Organic farming practices. The farmers under their umbrella organization the Eastern and Southern Africa Small scale Farmer’s Forum(ESAFF) said that farming organically has economic and environmental advantages to the community member states. They said it reduces environmental degradation through […]

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Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd the producer of Lato Milk has added five more new flavours to their yoghurt range providing their consumers with a total of seven varieties to choose from.

Pearl Dairy adds more Yoghurt flavours onto the market

Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd the producer of Lato Milk has added five more new flavours to their yoghurt range providing their consumers with a total of seven varieties to choose from. The new yoghurt flavours which include apricot, peach, butterscotch, coconut and plain were officially launched by the State Minister of Finance for Investment and […]

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