Category archives for: Agriculture

How Côte d’Ivoire is Becoming the Bread Basket of West Africa

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, May 24, 2018//-According to GTAI Germany Trade & Invest of 16 May 2018, Côte d’Ivoire is becoming the bread basket of West Africa. Agriculture and the food industry, especially in Abidjan, have been very dynamic for years, both in production and processing.

India’s Rural Consumption Surges in Boost for FMCG Firms

Mumbai, India, May 21, 2018//- Consumption growth in rural India has outpaced urban spending by the widest margin in five years, encouraged by relatively good rainfall last year and an increase in government spending on infrastructure.

Côte d’Ivoire : Dainel Oulai’s Multiple Solutions to Tackling the Challenges of Food Security

May 19, 2018//-Across the world, food security brings a huge debate with organisations, individuals and governments taking a centre stage in tackling the interrelated elements of availability, access, utilisation and stability. 

EU Supports Kenya’s Fruit Processing Plant

Nairobi, Kenya, May 16, 2018/ — The European Union (EU) confirmed its support towards strengthening and realisation of decentralization in Kenya through the signing of a 1 million-Euro (Ksh 120,000,000 million) grant towards the Mango and fruit processing plant for Makueni County.

Drop in Supply of Eggs in Kenya Pushes Price Up

May 16, 2018//-A drop in supply of eggs in Kenya following declined production in the last weeks as a result of prolonged rainy season has led to significant increase in prices.

Why Merely Owning Land isn’t Enough to Empower Africa’s Women Farmers

May 15, 2018//-In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men.

Nigeria: Prices of Foodstuffs Soar in Lagos Ahead of Ramadan 

Lagos, Nigeria, May 14, 2018//-Prices of some food items like tomatoes, beans and onions have increased in Lagos markets ahead of the annual Ramadan by Muslims, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. 

African Transformation Report Puts Spotlight on Agriculture’s potential

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2018, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-A major study by the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has highlighted how transforming agriculture can become a stimulus for economic development across the continent.

Mini Cassava Grater, a Rural Game Changer in Gari Processing

May 10, 2018//-Cuts on fingers and waist pain are common among, gari makers, especially in the rural areas of Ghana.

African Smallholder Farmers Get $1.5 Million Insurance Package

Rome, Italy, May 9, 2018/ — Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4).

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