Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Three major organisations have partnered to roll out a farming technology aimed at revolutionising farming among smallholder farmers across the country. Mercy Corps, MasterCard Foundation, and Safaricom have introduced DigiFarm, a mobile phone platform which enables farmers access variety of...
Filipino farmers need not fear a total loss of their resources after every calamity once the proposal of Rep. Arthur C. Yap of the Third District of Bohol  becomes a law. House Bill (HB) 6923, which calls for an overhaul...
Nigeria is set to commission phase one of the Gezawa ultra-modern agricultural produce commodity exchange market in Kano, the first agro-commodity market in the country. The commodity market project consultant Mr. Bimfa Binchang, announced the reports and...
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...
The Ayka textile group, a Turkey-based company, plans to invest CFA200 billion francs to open within the next six months a cotton processing plant in Burkina Faso, APA learned from reliable sources. According to the Turkish investor, the quality of...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria’s Sterling Bank Plc to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in strategic sectors such as renewable energy, agriculture and social sectors including health...
Accra (Ghana), February 4 (IANS) A $5 billion Exim Bank of India fund to support Africa’s agriculture development through the “Feed Africa” project seems to fit into the Africa Development Bank’s plans to improve the agriculture sector to increase...
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...

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...
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...
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