African Leaders Pledge Sustainable Food Systems
Africa Agribusiness

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
Africa Agribusiness

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 […]

Small-scale Farmers Launch Warehouse-Uganda
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Small-scale Farmers Launch Warehouse-Uganda

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO, Access to markets is still a challenge for most small-scale farmers in Uganda, especially women in rural areas. This exposes them to exploitation, hence little earnings, which keep most small-scale farmers in poverty. To address this challenge, small-scale farmers have explored the possibility of using online technology to accessing markets and information, […]

Agribusiness Support Partnership by AGRA and Aceli
Africa Agribusiness

Agribusiness Support Partnership by AGRA and Aceli

AGRA has announced a partnership with Aceli Africa to enhance capital flows to SMEs in the agriculture sector and support a financially inclusive agricultural transformation across Africa. AGRA and Aceli have signed a letter of intent committing to jointly work together to test and scale up innovations that substantially drive down the cost and risk of financing SMEs in the agriculture space.  Aceli Africa is a market incentive facility that offers financial incentives to […]

 Partnership to stop hunger in Africa-AfDB, IFAD 
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 Partnership to stop hunger in Africa-AfDB, IFAD 

The African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, today pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore up adequate financing to transform and modernize Africa’s food production.  […]

Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory Commissioned-Uganda
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Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory Commissioned-Uganda

KAMPALA, April 26, 2021:- The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, was Thursday commissioned the first-ever Irish Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in East and Central Africa. Agro-Genetic Technologies Ltd. (AGT Laboratories), located 32 kilometres to the east of the capital Kampala in Namawojjolo on the Kampala-Jinja highway. AGT Laboratories is part of Uganda Investment […]

Digital Opportunities in Agriculture-AFDB, FAO and CGIAR
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Digital Opportunities in Agriculture-AFDB, FAO and CGIAR

Abidjan, 26 April 2021 – Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges. This is according to the joint Digital Agricultural Profiles carried out by the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and […]

MoU to support smallholder farmers-PAFO, AGRA
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MoU to Support Smallholder Farmers-PAFO, AGRA

Kigali, 14 April 2021: The Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have signed a cooperation and partnership agreement to strengthen the capacities of African farmers’ organizations to ensure that they provide effective services to smallholder farmers, especially women and youth. The agreement will see AGRA supporting Farmers’ […]