Wednesday, December 13, 2017
New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets. For...
Ethiopian officials, who have earmarked some 11.5 million hectares (28.5 million acres) of land for overseas firms to invest in agriculture, say Karuturi failed to make adequate progress on the land. Activists say neither side addresses the more critical issue...
Mechanisation of agriculture has become a priority across many African countries as the continent gears up to exploit its well-recognised potential to become the world’s food basket. This comes on the back of the fact that African farming systems remain...
Fusion Capital, a Kenyan-based private equity firm with a focus on property and real estate, has urged African governments and private sector stakeholders to invest in modernizing agriculture in order to ensure economic growth across the region. The company has...

Smart Agriculture

The World Bank has recently approved a $250 million USD investment to the Climate-Smart Agriculture Project in Kenya. The main goal of the project is to “increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks for smallholder farming...

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