The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted global value chains (GVCs) by interrupting transportation and logistics frameworks, supply and production mechanisms, and demand and consumption patterns. On the pandemic onset, movement and trade restrictions were imposed by most African countries to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agricultural extension and … Read More
Swarms of desert locusts have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into eastern and northern Kenya.
The locusts started crossing into Kenya towards the end of December, 2019 destroying pastures in semi-arid counties mainly occupied by herder communities.
They have since spread to the counties of Garissa, Isiolo and Samburu to … Read More
Ghana launches Commodity Exchange for Agricultural products.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, have launched a commodity exchange in Ghana. The exchange will help farmers market their products and also receive payments within 24 hours.
The Ghanaian government has also identified the commodity exchange as a key driver in realizing its goal … Read More
USADF have provided Nigerian cooperative societies with US$24 million to help boost local enterprises and rural farming.
To improve rural farming and local enterprise in Nigeria, cooperative societies in Nigeria receive about US$24 million in grants by the United States African Development Foundation (USADF).
Reports from Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) … Read More
Nigerian agricultural sector will receive investment from Brazil worth US$1.1 billion by the end of October 2018.
The Nigerian agricultural sector will receive a US$1.1 billion investment from the Brazilian government by the end of October 2018. This information is according to Ricardo Guerra de Araujo, Brazil’s Ambassador to Nigeria. … Read More
Construction of 570 Dams to Improve Agriculture in Ghana
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announce the construction of 570 dams and 15 warehouses in the Ghanaian northern region. The dams are to aid agricultural development. The construction is also in line with the NPP Governments manifesto to improve community-owned and … Read More
Cocoa processing plant soon to become operational in Southern Nigeria.
Ongoing construction works at the 30,000 tonnes per annum cocoa processing plant in Ikom, Cross river has been satisfactory. This is according to the state governor Prof. Ben Ayade, who was very excited by the delivery of the equipment for … Read More
Microsoft and Techno Brain partners to use technology to improve agriculture in Africa.
Microsoft Corporation is partnering with Techno Brain to launch a digital Agriculture platform in Africa. The aim of the platform is to enhance farmers crop yields and then increase their income.
The plan is to first test … Read More
A Kenyan farmer requesting for payment for destruction of his crops from google.
Project Loon a Google programme sited at Joseph Nguthari’s property in Nthambiro, Igembe Central is a global netwrok of high attitude balloons that reaches the stratosphere, about 20km above the earth, the majorly act as mobile phone … Read More
Paddy rice production increases from 5m tonnes to 17m tonnes in 2 years.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh in a meeting with the governor of Plateau state Gov. Simon Lalong, said that “the production of rice paddy improved from 5 million to 17 million tonnes … Read More
AfDB is set to approve US$60m loan to support farmers in Ghana’s Northern Savannah region.
The Board of Directors of African Development Bank (AfDB) are currently considering the approval of a US$60 million loan to support Ghana’s government Planting for Food and Jobs programme, which is a flagship programme that … Read More
Three (3) countries lifts ban on importation of agricultural products from Egypt.
Over the past year, a number of Gulf countries have banned Egyptian agricultural imports over concerns of pesticide residue. But in a statement made yesterday by the Egyptian Agriculture Ministry, Three of such Golf countries Bahrain, Kuwait and … Read More
European Union (EU) to help revitalize dwindling Zimbabwean agricultural sector with US$ 7 million.
Zimbabwe have been experiencing a consist shrink in its agricultural industry since it’s President, Robert Mugabe, handed over white farmers seized land to former liberation war fighters.
Agriculture, been one of the major key players in … Read More