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Pandemic underscores flaws in Nigeria’s farming and food supply chains

During the lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria, I joined a humanitarian team to distribute food to poor people in the urban slums. The project was...

John Deere heightens its technology solutions offerings

John Deere has launched the latest ground-breaking technology expected to set customers’ farming operations up for success. “Our expertise is not just iron anymore, we...

Kenyan insurer providing lifeline to African farmers

When Waki Munyalo's lentil crop shrank by three-quarters due to exceptionally low rainfall last year, catastrophe was averted thanks to a simple solution previously...

ITFC teams up with OCP Africa to help Côte d’Ivoire improve...

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) under the auspices of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, has partnered with OCP Africa to...

Chamber of Aquaculture’s appeal to gov’t

For the Ghanian Aquacualture  industry to compete with other African countries that are members of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, the Chamber of...

What hampers farm mechanisation in Africa?

Urbanisation, increased food demand, rising rural wages, and seasonal labour bottlenecks have led to the interest in promoting agricultural mechanisation in sub-Saharan Africa. A...

Farmers express concern over restrictive agroecology models

Farmers and others are against an agroecology model that restricts farming inputs in Africa to only indigenous materials, fearing that it would push many...

Africa’s local ownership drive must balance foreign investment

While there are various drivers of local empowerment and ownership requirements in sub-Saharan Africa, one key driver appears to be gaining ground: national interest...

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