Agro-processing, tourism presents an opportunity for job creation – Experts

A study by a team of Ghanaian economists has identified Agro-processing and Tourism as sectors that could potentially address Ghana’s unemployment and enhance the competitiveness and productivity of small and medium-sized firms. The study, which is titled, “Industries Without Smokestacks … Continue reading Agro-processing, tourism presents an opportunity for job creation – Experts

Maximising dividend potential in the agri-food sector requires the participation of all sectors – AGRF boss

The managing director of African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Debisi Araba, speaks on the lessons of 2020 as it relates to smallholder farmers and how these lessons can be applied going into 2021, how Nigeria can address the impediments to … Continue reading Maximising dividend potential in the agri-food sector requires the participation of all sectors – AGRF boss

Ogun State, Fan Milk Plc seal partnership deal on dairy value chain opportunities

The Government of Ogun State and Fan Milk Plc (Danone) officially sealed partnership agreement on Dairy Value Chain activities in Ogun State, at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony held at the Governor’s Office Oke-Mosan, on Thursday, 28th January … Continue reading Ogun State, Fan Milk Plc seal partnership deal on dairy value chain opportunities

Nigeria: Agricultural and Land Development agency to employ 30,000 graduates

The National Agricultural and Land Development Agency (NALDA) says it has received approval from the federal government to employ 30,000 agricultural and other science graduates into the agency. The recruitment is necessary to train graduates who will be in charge of soil sample … Continue reading Nigeria: Agricultural and Land Development agency to employ 30,000 graduates

Nigeria: Federal Government supports 20,000 farmers in Kano State

The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Nasiru Gawuna, says about 20,000 farmers in the state have benefited from a special Federal Government agriculture enhancement programme. The federal government introduced Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project to … Continue reading Nigeria: Federal Government supports 20,000 farmers in Kano State

Kenya: Agric Ministry develops youth programme to address agribusiness challenges

The Agriculture Ministry, Kenya, has developed the Enable Youth Programme (EYP) to address challenges affecting youth in agribusiness. Speaking on Spice FM, CAS Anne Nyaga said the EYP was reached on following countrywide consultation on ills affecting youth eyeing agribusiness. … Continue reading Kenya: Agric Ministry develops youth programme to address agribusiness challenges

Bidco, Jomo Kenyatta University in a deal to boost farming technology development

Bidco Africa has signed a deal to ensure Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students develop technology that will enhance farmers’ productivity. JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof Victoria Wambui Ngumi in a statement said the deal will ensure more … Continue reading Bidco, Jomo Kenyatta University in a deal to boost farming technology development

Stopping quality food-loss in Sub-Saharan Africa: Post-COVID-19 options for smallholders

Compared to other regions in the world, statistics show that Africa has the lowest rate of COVID-19-related deaths. Despite this, the Food and Agriculture Organization reports that the pandemic has disrupted Africa’s agri-food system, exacerbating food insecurity in several regions … Continue reading Stopping quality food-loss in Sub-Saharan Africa: Post-COVID-19 options for smallholders