Agricultural Journalists petitions the government for reforms of the fertilizer subsidy programme

The Ghana Agricultural and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA) has petitioned the government on the reforms of the fertilizer subsidy programme. The petition reads as follows: “We write to you from the Ghana Agricultural and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA), … Continue reading Agricultural Journalists petitions the government for reforms of the fertilizer subsidy programme

Peasant Farmers: Fertilizer smuggling seriously affecting rice production in the north

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana is worried over the growing incidents of fertilizer smuggling in the country. According to the association, the development is affecting the production of various commodities, especially rice. The Head of programmes and Advocacy, Charles … Continue reading Peasant Farmers: Fertilizer smuggling seriously affecting rice production in the north

Kenya: Credit guarantees drive financial product innovation for smallholder farmers

The Opportunity — Enhancing smallholder productivity through financing Francis Njane is a Kenyan horticulture farmer from Laikipia County whose yields have quadrupled since joining the Burguret Self-Help Group. The six-member farmers’ group, formed in early 2019, has enhanced members’ productivity … Continue reading Kenya: Credit guarantees drive financial product innovation for smallholder farmers

US, Germany, UK target Africa for increased trade at African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association conference

Investor and trade interest in Africa remains strong despite challenges around Covid-19, senior officials from the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom said at the recently concluded annual conference of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Representatives … Continue reading US, Germany, UK target Africa for increased trade at African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association conference

Burkina Faso: African Development Bank supports an agricultural project benefiting 60,000 people in the Léraba plain

Located in the Cascades region, in western Burkina Faso, the Léraba plain is one of the most promising hydro-agricultural sites in this Sahelian country in West Africa.  In 1987, the State built there, near the towns of Douna and Niofila, … Continue reading Burkina Faso: African Development Bank supports an agricultural project benefiting 60,000 people in the Léraba plain