Bimal Kantaria
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, working with the youth in building capacity for the future and his devoted focus on philanthropy.

3 hours ago

Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions
Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions

Kenyan food production and grazing land is under threat from a huge desert locust invasion. The insects are currently in two counties in northern Kenya and are now spreading to other Kenyan regions including Meru, Laikipia, and Rift Valley. The government has yet to quantify losses but past attacks have caused harvest losses of up to 70%.

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 4 hours ago

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AGDA to launch at 2020 Africa Agri Tech Conference

The Agriculture Development Agency (AGDA) will be launching at this year's Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo (AAT) on 18 February at the Maslow Hotel, Times Square, Menlyn Main in Pretoria.

14 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market. Global CEOs are increasingly turning to Africa for growth opportunities, as the continent's young population and rapid rates of digital adoption offer immense potential. But for the logistics industry, barriers remain, including patchy infrastructure and the lack of high-quality warehousing.

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

ICRAF assesses the socioeconomic impact of agroforestry in Kenya
ICRAF assesses the socioeconomic impact of agroforestry in Kenya

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has found that an agroforestry-development programme run by Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish NGO in Kenya, has improved farmers' incomes from agroforestry products, increased access to fuelwood, and raised milk yields for dairy farmers.
They also found that the programme modestly increased asset holdings, particularly among households represented by women.

13 Jan 2020

Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Bizcommunity, the continent's largest multi-industry news website, in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar are honoured to announce the line-up of published and awarded trend analysts from London, Lagos, Senegal and SA, to share their vision of intra-African tech, trade and trends at BizTrendsLIVE!2020 on Thursday, 30 January 2020, at Mall of Africa, IMAX theatre, Midrand.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Jan 2020