Africa Agribusiness

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, […]

Africa Agribusiness

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 […]

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

Small-scale Farmers within East Africa have called upon EAC Member states to support them to adopt Organic farming practices.
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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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UGX. 48 Billion Free Zone Facility Construction Inaugurated by Uganda Free Zones Authority in Entebbe.

BY Samuel Nabwiiso. The Government of Uganda through the Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) has inaugurated the construction of the first public Free Zone in Uganda. The free zone facility is established at Entebbe International Airport and it’s estimated to cost Government UGX48 Billion. Upon  construction completion  whose construction is said to last for 6 […]

As Uganda prepares to conduct its National General Election in 2021, smallholder farmers have called upon all political parties intending to participate to prioritize Agriculture while drafting their manifestos.
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Farmers ask Ugandan politicians to prioritize agriculture

As Uganda prepares to conduct its National General Election in 2021, smallholder farmers have called upon all political parties intending to participate to prioritize Agriculture while drafting their manifestos. Under their Umbrella Organization of Eastern African Small-Scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) Uganda chapter, they urge that politicians, especially Members of Parliament, play a crucial role when […]

The 10th edition of the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali Rwanda, saw heads of state, government ministers, civil society, and business leaders resolve to use the flourishing urban food markets as a launchpad for growing the continent’s agricultural investments into stable businesses.
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AGRF 2020 Concludes with Call for Greater Focus on Urban Food Markets

The 10th edition of the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali Rwanda, saw heads of state, government ministers, civil society, and business leaders resolve to use the flourishing urban food markets as a launchpad for growing the continent’s agricultural investments into stable businesses. The AGRF, the world’s premier forum for advancing Africa’s agricultural […]