Category: News

27 May

The Kenyan government flags off the US$130m Aquaculture Business Development Programme KENYA – The Kenyan government has officially commissioned the Aquaculture Business Development Programme (ABDP) boosted by Ksh.14bn (US$130m) financing loan from International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) to support fish farming & aquaculture in the country. The program will boost fish productivity in the country […]

Read More
27 May

Why African farmers are waking up to the huge potential of guinea fowl by Tawanda Karombo In Africa, the potential of guinea fowl largely remains untapped across the continent’s sprawling markets. But poultry farmers in the southern and western regions are now beginning to see capacity expand, amid an effort to commercialise guinea fowl production. Poultry […]

Read More
27 May

736 aquaculture projects in Zambia to get US$6.4m boost from government ZAMBIA – The government of Zambia through the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has approved 736 aquaculture project business loan applications valued at over K118.3 million, funded through the Aquaculture Seed Fund. The Aquaculture Seed Fund aims to boost aquaculture business investment in the country […]

Read More
27 May

GROUNDNUT FARMING IN KENYA (and AFRICA) In Kenya, peanuts are referred to us groundnuts and locally called “Njugu Karanga” (Swahili). Groundnuts are mainly grown in western Kenya by small scale farmers both for food and sale. These areas have a tropical climate suitable for farming. There are two main varieties of peanuts in Kenya namely: […]

Read More
26 May

Growing Mushrooms – The Basics Of What You Need To Know By Dave Marock, LICHEN GROUP With the Agri4Africa Resource Guide Whilst most of the world’s mushroom supply comes from commercial mushroom farms, growing mushrooms is not as simple as many people believe. In fact, mushroom growing is one of the most technologically advanced and […]

Read More
25 May

Revolutionary New Beehive Beegin started as a research project at the University Johannesburg in 2016 with the goal of developing a system for emergent beekeepers to become fully self-sufficient and keep bees in a more sustainable way. Through intensive participatory research and field testing, they developed an appropriate beekeeping technology system that is accessible (low-cost […]

Read More
20 May

Delivering En Masse Green Housing National Housing Corporation (NHC) Tanzania is responsible for affordable quality housing delivery in that country. Since its formation, NHC has embarked on more than 5 000 units of affordable housing projects all over the country. The reference project in Dar es Salaam involved the construction of 201 houses using the […]

Read More
19 May

MACADAMS INTERNATIONAL: Baking Solutions from Africa’s Leading Bakery Equipment Supplier   As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Industries, Macadams is proud to be aligned with Africa’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of food services and solutions. With a state of the art manufacturing facility in the Western Cape, Macadams is strategically positioned for efficient distribution into […]

Read More
18 May

Rabbit Farming – 3 Amazing Success Stories & Everything You Need to Know About this Lucrative Business By John-Paul Iwuoha, Smallstarter.com Have you ever considered rabbit farming as one of the top business opportunities in Africa? Though rabbit meat may not be as common as chicken, beef or pork, there’s no doubt it’s a very lucrative business; every year, […]

Read More
18 May

IFDC Fertilizer Watch: West Africa & East and Southern Africa West Africa Fertilizer Watch – 15 May 2020 What is the West Africa Fertilizer Watch? IFDC, WAFA, and AfricaFertilizer.org are working to ensure that fertilizers and other agricultural inputs are not limited, but rather supported, by governments’ decisions, so that they can continue to reach […]

Read More