Agribank secures $10m for Zim agriculture

Agribank has secured $10 million from the Egypt-based African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), which will be channelled towards capacitating agricultural exporters and value addition in...

Four million coffee seedlings distributed to farmers

Ghana has raised and distributed about four million coffee seedlings to farmers across the country. This forms part of the government’s Planting for Export...

FAO calls for $23 million to scale up fall armyworm campaign

The fall armyworm (FAW) keeps spreading to larger areas in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops...

Agri-tech innovation booming in Africa

In the plight to feed a growing population, the use of technology in agriculture has repeatedly been identified as a crucial link. In Africa...

First Access to Seeds Index for Western and Central Africa

The Access to Seeds Index, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the government of the Netherlands, aims to encourage...

Fresh Connections to focus on industry talent

The PMA Center for Growing Talent (CGT) ensures that we attract, develop and retain talent to the fresh produce industry, with a Student Career...

Africa’s agroprocessing industries blooming

Africa’s agribusiness and food sector registered strong private equity deal activity during May 2018, according to industry information service, Africa Private Equity News. Various...

AFDB approves investment in Africa Food Security Fund

In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank (AFDB) board has approved a US$15 million equity...

FAO calls for more pro-active planning against droughts

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near...

FMD outbreak confirmed in north-western Botswana

The Botswana Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security has confirmed a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Ngamiland District, about 1 500...