Tuesday, March 28, 2017

$21m IFAD Grant to Help Mauritania Boost Agricultural Production

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mauritania have entered a financial agreement for the Inclusive Value Chain Development Project (PRODEFI) that could boost the income, nutrition and food security for almost 300,...

Kenyatta, Modi Ink $100m Credit Line to Mechanize Agriculture in Kenya

During his three-day visit to India, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led their delegations in bilateral talks towards boosting cooperation between Kenya and India. They witnessed the signing of a Line...

EU Aids Liberia’s Agriculture, Accountability Initiatives with EUR35m

The European Union (EU) has announced that it will provide EUR 35 million to aid agricultural development and the General Auditing Commission (GAC) in Liberia. Speaking in Monrovia today,January 10th, 2016,  European Union Ambassador to...

COCOBOD to boost Ghana’s Cocoa Production in 2017

Ghana is adopting the best agronomic practices to help double output of cocoa within a decade. Noah Amenyah, Snr. Public Affairs Manager of the Ghana Cocoa Board, the regulator said in an interview that Ghana's...

Agriculture to Replace Oil as Nigeria’s Economic Mainstay – Buhari

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of his administration in making agriculture the economic mainstay of the country in place of oil. Buhari stated this in his New Year’s Day message to the...

Angola: Lunda Sul Prioritises Agriculture Revenue in 2017

The the provincial government of Lunda Sul has set targets to boost earnings from the agricultural sector in this fiscal year, through programmes aimed at increasing and diversifying production, local governor Candida Narciso said...

Stakeholders rally to increase Yam production in Ghana

Mr. Tony Sikpa , President of the Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE), has said that Ghana must make the cultivation of yam a priority to generate revenue. Mr Sikpa, who is also the...

Triton Aqua Africa secures N2b agric loan

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with Heritage Bank Plc has provided a N2 billion long-term facility under the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) to Triton Aqua Africa Limited (TAAL). TAAL, known as...

Africa has Policies to Drive Agro-Allied Industry – UNDP Analyst

Implementation of existing policies and strategies by African countries are essential to develop Africa's agro-allied industry, Ayodele Odusola, Chief Economist and Head of the Strategy and Analysis Team with the United Nations Development Programme...

Ethiopian Farmers to Benefit from 20 US-Funded Service Centres

Farmers in Ethiopia are set to get advice, receive training; and the opportunity to purchase quality, reasonably-priced and region-appropriate seeds, fertilizers and other farm supply from 20 farm service centres (FSCs) in four regional...