Category archives for: Agriculture

Kenya Receives Fresh €235 Million Loans from AfDB to Complete Thwake Dam

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, November 21, 2018// — The African Development Bank’s AfDB’s) Board of Directors has approved two loans worth €235.763 million for the completion of  construction work on Thwake dam on Thwake River in southern Kenya.

CSS Agric Desk: COCOBOD Starving Cocoa Farmers and LBCs of Cash

Accra, Ghana, November 20, 2018//-The Agric Desk of the Centre for Socioeconomic Studies (CSS) has expressed grave concern with some negative developments in Ghana’s cocoa sector for the 2018/2019 crop season.

European Dev’t Bank Boosts Egyptian Dairy Sector

November 19, 2018//-Fostering the Egyptian dairy sector, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a US$ 7 million loan to support the expansion plan of Obour Land, a leading Egyptian dairy producer.

Farmers, Frontline Defenders Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Accra, Ghana, November 14, 2018 – Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations. 

Liberia’s Forestry Sector Underthreat

Accra, Ghana, November 12, 2018//-Liberia is seeing in a new age of progressive, community forestry that – if done right – has the potential to be an exemplary model for others to follow, according to Global Witness’ latest report.

Global Logging Companies Hijacked Community Forestry in Liberia

November 11, 2018//-A new investigation from Global Witness has revealed how progressive community forestry in Liberia is being undermined by the logging industry – using a number of shady tricks.

Africa Agribusiness Sector to Hit $1 Trillion Business by 2030

Johannesburg, South Africa, November 10, 2018/ /With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach US$1 trillion by 2030.

Ghana Becomes the First Country in West Africa to Have Commodity Exchange

Accra, Ghana, November 7, 2018//-The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a platform for buying and selling listed agricultural commodities.

How We Arrived at a $1 Billion Annual Price Tag to Save Africa’s Lions

There’s a need to secure Africa’s 282 massive “lionscapes”. Shutterstock Luke Hunter, University of KwaZulu-Natal A billion dollars. That’s approximately what it would cost, to save the African lion. That’s a billion dollars each year, every year into the foreseeable future. The startling price tag comes from a calculation we did, starting with a new […]

Agreements that Favour Egypt’s Rights to Nile Waters Are an Anachronism

The Nile River during sunset in Luxor, Egypt. EPA-EFE/Khaled Elfiqi Salam Abdulqadir Abdulrahman, University of Human Development, Iraq November 4, 2018//-Egypt has historically adopted an aggressive approach to the flow of the River Nile.

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