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23 May

Building Industrial Economies in Africa through Mechanization of Agriculture Hakim Karim, Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) manufacturing trainer, building threshers in Zambia in March 2020 In Kumasi, Ghana, a small group of young entrepreneurs, all in their early and mid-20s, are making agricultural mechanization available to farmers while at the same time building the Ghanian industrial […]

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31 March

Opening of Chinese market for Kenyan avocados is well timed Magdaline Kamau – Mofarm Exporters Beginning of March 2022, the Kenya avocado industry received a welcome boost from the Chinese market granting access to its fresh avocados. “We are hoping that we will be able to export to this new market within the 2022 season […]

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25 January

Worldwide Pandemic Can’t Stop Irrigation Project by Grethe Bestbier, Agrico   All turnkey irrigation projects bring about their own challenges. A turnkey project executed during a global pandemic, even more so. An ongoing Agrico project located on Panda farm in Nigeria was initiated during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. From inaccessible roads and large electricity bills […]

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21 January

African Development Bank approves $150 million to support agriculture value-chain development in Africa African Development Bank Group has approved a $150 million (about K122 billion) facility to ETC Group Limited to address the company’s working capital requirements and support its food production expansion plans across 10 countries in Africa, in a boost for smallholder farmers. […]

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10 January

Food Security Top of the Agenda for Winning African Startups at GSA Regional Finals   After scouting all 55 African Union member states across 12 categories, the 60 Regional Winners in the Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa  – the first and only continent-wide Sustainable Development Goal-aligned tech innovation competition – have been announced at the […]

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09 December

Opening of the 2021 Madagascan Lychee Campaign The 2021 Madagascan lychee campaign officially began on November 17 with the start of the first harvests. Announced under the same auspices as 2020, the campaign promises to be qualitative with beautifully crafted fruit and expected volumes. The lychees have indeed benefited from good climatic conditions – rainfall and adapted […]

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13 September

With agriculture being considered as one of the most important economic activities in the continent of Africa, employing two-thirds of the population and making between 20 to 60 percent of each individual country’s GDP, it comes to no surprise that there is plenty of room for innovation in this sector. Dynamic Dryers International (DDI) saw […]

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11 June

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Set to Transform Agriculture by Dr. Abubakarr Karim, Acting Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)   About twelve months ago, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) embarked on a journey to transform the agriculture sector in line with H.E President Bio’s vision for a sector that attracts […]

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19 January

How Connecting Innovators and Implementers Can Catalyze Solar Irrigation Scaling in Ghana by Joseph Isaiah Mensah     Solar power has the potential to revolutionize water use in agriculture, providing an attractive means for farmers to irrigate their crops. This is especially the case in sub-Saharan Africa, which has among the lowest electrification access in the world […]

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02 November

Business Unusual with Mayfield Enterprises   The global pandemic of 2020 has irrevocably changed the landscape of the world. Who would have guessed that an essential worker is a cleaner? Or a truck driver? Not in living memory has the world been forced to assess priorities for survival. And never before has food security carried […]

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