Africa Agribusiness ICT

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 […]

Africa Markets Wellness

Pfizer Appoints Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 January 2021: Pfizer announced today the appointment of Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) region. Patrick’s Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies.  In his new role as Regional President for AfME, Patrick will […]

Africa Industry

THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK APPOINTS DIRECTORS GENERAL AND DEPUTIES

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Directors General for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and Deputy Directors General for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions. Serge N’Guessan, Director General, Central Africa Region As Director General, Central Africa, Serge will drive and ensure the operational […]

Africa Agribusiness

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 […]

Africa Opinions

Electrifying African Transport

Mohamed Hegazy, CAIRO – Many transport experts think that we are succeeding in decarbonizing the sector: electric vehicles are taking off, public transport use is increasing, and cities worldwide are promoting cycling. But this sense of success is illusory. Globally, transport-related greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are increasing faster than ever, despite technological advances and investments in decarbonization. […]