Africa Agribusiness

Africa’s Drought Reaches far Beyond the Horn of Africa-ForAfrika

Hundreds of thousands of people could die of starvation if the extent of Africa’s food security crisis is not recognised, says Isak Pretorius, CEO of the largest indigenous African non-governmental organisation, ForAfrika. “The food crisis – and rising malnutrition – affecting our continent is real and pressing, and I urge people of conscience to rally […]

aBi Unveils UGX 7.5 billion Green Challenge Fund
Africa Agribusiness

aBi Unveils UGX 7.5 billion Green Challenge Fund

Kampala Serena Hotel, 19th July 2022 – Agriculture Business Initiative has announced the roll-out of the Green Challenge Fund which focuses on supporting: SMEs and farmers to increase their resilience to climate change and climate variability; climate mitigation actions to reduce or limit Green House Gas emissions; stronger local environment, including soils, ecosystems and bio-diversity. […]

Africa Must Prepare for the Inevitability of a Global Food Crisis
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Africa Must Prepare for the Inevitability of a Global Food Crisis

Washington, DC, 24 April 2022 – African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina says “Africa must prepare for the inevitability of a global food crisis.” He was speaking about Africa’s priorities, as a guest at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center on Friday. Fielding questions from the Council’s Africa Center Chair, Ambassador Rama Yade; Senior Fellow Aubrey […]

Ankore Farmers, Industrialists Tipped on UDB Funds-Saleh
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Ankore Farmers, Industrialists Tipped on UDB Funds-Saleh

The Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) in Uganda Gen Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh, has on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction with the way farmers are sidelined, in reaping the benefits of the agricultural value chain. Gen Saleh expressed this discontent during the Uganda/Greater Ankole Investment Symposium’, whose officiating he oversaw, at Kakyeka playground, Mbarara […]

African Leaders Pledge Sustainable Food Systems
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African Leaders Pledge Sustainable Food Systems

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2021: African leaders have pledged to recommit their efforts to boost agricultural production towards zero hunger. Calls by leaders emphasised the need to prioritise efforts to accelerate agricultural transformation. The leaders, who included sitting and former heads of state and governments, as well as heads of private sector and multilateral organisations […]

Drier and Warmer Season Continue Across Eastern Africa
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Drier and Warmer Season Continue Across Eastern Africa

Worrying drier than usual conditions are forecasted in Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea 26 August 2021, Nairobi: The upcoming rainfall season, October to December, is an important season for Uganda, Kenya, northern Tanzania, southern and central Somalia, southern Ethiopia and South Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi. For some of these countries, this is the […]