Agriculture

Mobile phones 'transforming' Kenya’s livestock sector

Africa farmerFarmers and veterinarians across Africa are using mobile phones to get updates on livestock diseases and to receive web access

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Airtel Africa joins forces with UN Women

Africa Women farmerAirtel Africa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on initiatives to promote the empowerment of women across East Africa's farming sector

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FQM to enhance conservation farming in Zambia

Zambia farmerFirst Quantum Minerals (FQM) will recruit more than 1,000 Zambian farmers into modern conservation farming by 2015 with the aim of improving food security in the country's North-Western Province

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AFC to issue US$11 million worth of loans to Kenyan farmers

Kenya farmerThe Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) has set aside US$11mn dollars for loan distribution to Kenyan farmers as part of attempts to boost food production in the country

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Indorama to build US$1.2bn Nigerian fertiliser plant

Image source: IEFCL.A US$1.2bn fertiliser plant is to be set up in Nigeria by a subsidiary of Indorama Corporation, and will become the world's largest urea manufacturing complex

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