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 […]

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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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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 […]

Africa Agribusiness Industry

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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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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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, […]