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28th August 2018
 AfDB’s small-scale horticulture project benefits Kenyan farmers AfDB's small-scale horticulture project benefits Kenyan farmers

African Development Bank (AfDB) is supporting the people of Kenya with small-scale horticulture development project (worth US$27mn), a move that aims to reduce poverty and improve food security in the country

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 Agricultural business can significantly reduce youth migration Agricultural business can significantly reduce youth migration

Creating employment opportunities in Africa's agricultural sector can significantly reduce youth migration from the continent, according to José Graziano da Silva, FAO director-general

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 Palladium provides debt finance for female shea nut pickers in Ghana Palladium provides debt finance for female shea nut pickers in Ghana

Global impact firm Palladium has invested in family-run social enterprise Naasakle, which supports female shea nut pickers and processors in northern Ghana

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 Creating a conducive environment for sustainable development in Africa Creating a conducive environment for sustainable development in Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, outlined that during South Africa's tenure as Southern African Development Community (SADC) chair, US$500mn was secured of committed productive investments by South African companies in each of the priority value chains across the region

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 Bayer completes divestment of Crop Sciences businesses to BASF, starts integration of US Monsanto Bayer completes divestment of Crop Sciences businesses to BASF, starts integration of US Monsanto

German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer can start integrating the US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto

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 Emerging agriculture technologies to optimise farmers' output Emerging agriculture technologies to optimise farmers' output

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has announced to provide new technologies to African farmers, aiming to transform agricultural production

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 New financing opportunities for Zambia’s water and agriculture sectors New financing opportunities for Zambia's water and agriculture sectors

An African Development Bank (AfDB) team of experts, led by Martin Fregene, director of agricultural infrastructure and Wambui Gichuri, director of water development and sanitation, visited Zambia from 23-27 July to identify businesses in the nation's water and agriculture sectors and explore new financing opportunities for the country's development

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 South Africa gives progress on allocation of fishing rights South Africa gives progress on allocation of fishing rights

The fishing industry needs more Africans in general to participate as Small Scale Fisheries (SSF) at all levels as primary fishers, processors and marketers, said Senzeni Zokwana, South Africa's agriculture minister

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 BASF launches next generation of carotenoid formulations BASF launches next generation of carotenoid formulations

BASF Animal Nutrition has launched the new Lucantin® NXT product line in the EU 28 market, the introduction of which is expected to follow gradually in other countries

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 Tunisia launches project to use drones for agricultural data collection Tunisia launches project to use drones for agricultural data collection

African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed an agreement with Tunisia to launch a pilot project that will use drones for agricultural data collection, aiming to enhance agri projects in the North African nation

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Opportunities for poultry sector in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana Opportunities for poultry sector in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana

Speakers from the poultry industries of Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana shared their challenges and opportunities in the afternoon Invest in Africa session on the first day of VIV Europe. The full article has been published in the latest issue of African Farming

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Case IH: Helping sugarcane farmers harvest success in Asia-Pacific Case IH: Helping sugarcane farmers harvest success in Asia-Pacific

Case IH brand leader for APAC, Matthieu Sejourne talks about sugarcane harvesters and the brand's plans in the Asia-Pacific. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Far Eastern Agriculture

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 Daystar Power and Nigerian Bank of Agriculture to electrify rural Nigeria Daystar Power and Nigerian Bank of Agriculture to electrify rural Nigeria

The Nigerian Agricultural Bank, Bank of Agriculture and the African electricity supplier Daystar Power have entered into a comprehensive cooperation agreement for rural electrification in Nigeria

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