Category archives for: Agriculture

Faces of Nigerian Celebrities in Agribusiness Sector

August 11, 2018//-Much has been talked about agricbusiness in Nigeria as the future of Nigerian economy, but is faced with a lot of challenges such as Herdsmen/farmers crisis, Financing, Lack of proper information and skills which are discouraging many youths to venture into Agricbusiness vis-a-vis entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Nigeria Losses $500 Million to Non Implementation of Tomato Sector Policy 

August 10, 2018//-The Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria (TOGAN)  has attributed non implementation of tomato sector policy by relevant stakeholders as responsible for the loss of $500 million revenue to the federal government coffers.

AfDB Boss Calls for Emerging Agric Tech to Optimize Farmers’ Output

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, August 9, 2018/ — The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production.

Defending the Interest of Africa: Ghana Banana Producers Association Joins Afruibana  

Accra, Ghana,  August 8, 2018// – The Banana Producers Association (BPA) of Ghana announced its membership to Afruibana in order to defend the interests of the African banana industry before the European institutions.

What’s Driving Persistent Poverty in Rural Kenya

August 2, 2018//-Like most of Sub Saharan African countries, Kenya has registered a decline in the poverty rate over the past decade. The absolute poverty rate declined from 46% in 2006 to 36% in 2016.

Egypt: United States Commits to $45 Million in 4 Key Sectors

Cairo, Egypt, July 26, 2018/ — Egypt and the United States signed five bilateral assistance agreement amendments this week worth $45 million that demonstrate continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in health, education, governance, and agriculture. 

Ghana: COCOBOD Incurred Loss of GHC 1.4 Billion in 1st Quarter

Accra, Ghana, July 26, 2018//-The Minority in Parliament has warned of looming danger in the operations of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) due to a debt of some GHC 1.4 billion.

Why Ethiopia’s Dairy Industry Can’t Meet Growing Demand for Milk

July 23, 2018//-The demand for dairy products is rising rapidly in Ethiopia. Prices are being pushed up as demand is met by imported products, particularly powdered milk.

Growth of Agritech Calls for Rapid Policy Response

July 21, 2018//-Across East and West Africa, agritech is taking off. According to a new report from Disrupt Africa, by early 2018, there were 82 agritech startups continent-wide.

Ghana: 570 Dams, 15 Warehouses to Be Constructed In 3 Northern Regions

July 21, 2018//-The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that a total of five hundred and seventy dams (570), and fifteen (15) warehouses are being constructed in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions.

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