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Microsoft invests R40m into agritech to boost SA food security

Microsoft South Africa (SA) has announced an investment of up to R40-million in South Africa’s agriculture sector; this is to boost food...

Kenya: New standards on Tea industry takes effects from September

The new tea industry regulations will be implemented at the end of the month, the government said yesterday. This is after the government...

HarvestPlus Boss, Paul Ilona is now the chair of BASICS-II

Paul Ilona, Country Manager of HarvestPlus has been selected as the Chair of the Steering/Advisory Committee of the Building an Economically Sustainable,...

Nigeria: Lagos scheduled to hold Ileya edition of Eko Farmers’ Market...

The Lagos State Government has announced the Eko City Farmers’ Market, Ileya edition would hold on July 26 to enhance the upgrade...

Angola and IFAD to promote sustainable agriculture and boost food security...

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced support for a new project to boost agricultural productivity,...

WFP, South Sudan sign deal to implement agriculture master plan

South Sudan has signed an agreement with the World Food Programme (WFP) to help speed up agricultural production under its Comprehensive Agricultural...

BASICS: Nigeria thumbs up IITA’s impact in cassava seed sector

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commended the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and its partners for their impact on the...

Kenya: Cold Solutions invests Sh7.5b to Boost cold chain, warehouses

Warehouse and logistics service provider–Cold Solutions Kenya Limited has announced plans to invest Sh7.5 billion in the construction of a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled cold storage warehouses.

Eminent scientists form coalition for deregistration of paraquat in Nigeria

A group of eminent researchers and journalists have formed a coalition to sustain advocacy efforts against paraquat importation and use in...

EU commits €15 million to East Africa’s battle with locusts

The European Union has committed €15 million to the fight against desert locusts, which have devastated crops in East Africa. It’s the...