Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Olam Acquires Archer Daniels Midland Company

Olam International, one of Ghana’s largest agri-commodity companies, has finally acquired  Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company’s worldwide cocoa business, Footprint to Africa reports. Following the acquisition, all former ADM employees in Ghana, including the major...

129 Million Hectares Lost To Deforestation – FAO

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has revealed that about 129 million hectares of forest, an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa, have been lost since 1990, Footprint to Africa reports. The world's forests...

3,000 Ghanaian Rice Farmers Receive Support

About 3,000 rice farmers in the Ghana Northern Region have received support from SNV, a Netherlands Development Organisation to produce preferred rice varieties in the country and to reduce high importation of the staple. The...
Modisar

Modisar To Represent Botswana At Seedstars World Global Competition

Modisar, a livestock farming app has emerged  the winner of Botswana leg of Seedstars Worldstartup competition which took place at the Microsoft Innovation Centre located at Botswana. Modisar and nine other startups Farm Connecta; Hello...

Agriculture Development Bank To Resume IPO Soon

Dr Adu Anane Antwi, Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Agriculture Development Bank (ADB) could resume by next week, Footprint to Africa reports. Dr Antwi...

Enact Law to Regulate Coffee Industry In Uganda- NUCAFE

The National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) has asked government to come up with a new law to regulate the country's coffee industry. Speaking at a press conference to launch the national...

South African Firm Invests $150m In Nigeria’s Retail Sector

Resilient Africa, the new investor from South Africa has commited a fresh investment in excess of USD150 million, an equivalent of N29.6 billion to the retail sector of the economy which in the past four to...

Olam Ghana Expands Operations Of ADM

Olam Ghana Ltd said it has taken over operations of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Ghana Ltd, a cocoa paste manufacturing company in Kumasi. The $1.3 billion deal, which will be completed in October this year,...
Cassava

‘Cassava Has Potential To Transform Ghana Economy’

Minister of Food and Agriculture Mr. Fifi Kwetey said that Ghana’s cassava holds the potential to help transform the country’s economy. Ghana is the third leading cassava producer in Africa and sixth in the world,...

First Wind Farm Slated for 2016 In Namibia

Construction of the first wind farm is expected to start in the second or third quarter of next year with the potential involvement of the Lüderitz Town Council according to Alexandre Matton, a project...