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2018 African Economic Outlook: African Development Bank makes a compelling case for Africa’s industrialization

The Bank would organise the Africa Investment Forum on November 7-8, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to mobilise funds for infrastructure development, to bridge an estimated funding gap of $130-$170 billion a year read more

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WEBINAR: Improving Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

Join the webinar on ‘Improving Adoption Of Climate Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa’ taking place on Wednesday, 17th January at 10.00 BST (GMT +1) / 13.00 EDT. To register your participation, click here. read more

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We are heavily committed to agriculture and remain that way

Exclusive interview with Martin Kusel, Mascor’s Country Manager in Uganda. Mascor and John Deere are platinum sponsors for this year’s Agribusiness Congress East Africa and have been longtime supporters of the event. read more

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Get it right and figure out whatever you are doing before you go big

Exclusive interview with Jon McLea, Director, Agricona, who will chair a session at the upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Kampala on“Agribusiness insights: Solutions addressing rapid growth in the region.” read more

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Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress: Innovations, Partnerships and Financing

Climate-smart agriculture has a profound impact on Kenya. The country is incredibly vulnerable to crises from extreme weather due to the reliance on climate-sensitive natural resources. The agriculture sector is a major contributor to the national GDP, which also leaves Kenya’s economy weak during periods of flooding or drought. read more

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Italian scientist brings ‘pasta power’ climate adaptation solution to West Africa

A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security read more

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AfDB launches pilot programme to cultivate the savannah in eight African countries

 

The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has said. read more

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Agribusinesses and African Smallholders Seize $1 Trillion Food Market as Meals Replace Minerals to Restart African Economic Growth, New Report

The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in Africa, that may be worth more than $1 trillion each year by 2030 to substitute imports with high value food made in Africa. This is the main conclusion from the latest Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) (AGRA.org/aasr2017), launched today at this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Cote d’Ivoire. read more

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Madagascar to lay focus on land governance in its Agricultural Investment Plan

The AU-ECA-AfDB Land Policy Initiative (LPI) in partnership with the government of Madagascar organised a workshop on 31 August 2017 to validate the Country Report and Business Plan on Mainstreaming Land Governance in the National Agricultural Investment Plan of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (NAIP/CAADP). read more

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Farming module provides locally produced food all year round

EkoFARMER farming modules are the ideal solution for example for restaurants and industry kitchens wanting to offer clean, locally produced food to their customers. ©Exsilio read more

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FAO addresses Pan-African Parliament on unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

Africa accounts for 45 percent of the world’s surface area suitable for agricultural production. Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home to an abundant supply of labour for agriculture-related products and services. read more

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African Governments Must Prioritize Agriculture to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth and Development

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The only way Zambia can achieve the status of being a breadbasket is to zero rate agriculture

Exclusive interview with Mr Jervis Zimba, President of the ZNFU, the owners of the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia, taking place for the fourth time in Chisamba from 27-29 April. read more

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African Leaders Discuss Digital Transformation in Public Sector

Microsoft is confirming its commitment to digital transformation in the public sector in Africa, by bringing together government decision makers from across the continent, at an event in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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