Africa Agribusiness

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. […]

Africa Agribusiness

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 […]

Africa Agribusiness

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 […]

Africa Agribusiness

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 […]

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.
Agribusiness Industry

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 […]

Agribusiness Opinions

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 […]

Agribusiness Markets Opinions

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 […]

Agribusiness Opinions

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, […]