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New report: Insights into Africa's chicken meat market

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years...

1 Apr 2020

New seed varieties help cocoa crops thrive in Cameroon

A new seed variety called "Brazilian cacao" is now widely in use, providing far better yields to Cameroonian farmers...

18 Mar 2020

Nigeria needs to close the financial inclusion gap for women smallholder farmers

Nigeria needs to adopt gender specific strategies to financially include women smallholders in agriculture.

By Olayinka Adegbite, Elizabeth Mkandawire and Lepepeule Machethe 9 Mar 2020

Nigeria to implement special agro-industrial processing zones

The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, held a workshop in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to discuss details around the categorisation and location of special agro-industrial processing zones (SAPZ)...

26 Feb 2020

Avocados in Kenya: What's holding back smallholder farmers

Smallholder avocado farmers in Kenya face several barriers to participating in export markets...

By Mulubrhan Amare 19 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain

"Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

6 Feb 2020

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters

Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop...

28 Jan 2020

Growing extra trees, shrubs raises smallholders $50/year

When smallholder farmers mix trees and shrubs into their lands it increases their revenues by almost $50 per person per year, a study has revealed...

By Gilbert Nakweya 23 Jan 2020

East Africa agri-industry director honoured for role in agricultural transformation

Elgon Kenya's director, Bimal Kantaria has received a Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree by the United Graduate College and Seminary International for his efforts at promoting the agriculture sector in East Africa...

20 Jan 2020

Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pest

A new $500m initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is leading the way...

By Rémi Nono Womdim 19 Dec 2019

Can African smallholders farm themselves out of poverty?

Smallholder farming might not be able to generate enough value on its own, but farmers still need support...

12 Dec 2019

Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output

A recent report from the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative indicates a high probability of below-normal rainfall in Southern Africa between December 2019 and February 2020...

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Dec 2019

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