AV Ventures invests in Warc Group, linking smallholder farmers in Ghana to regenerative farming methodology

AV Ventures, a for-profit subsidiary of ACDI/VOCA, has recently invested $500,000 in the Warc Group to support the expansion of its operations in Ghana. Founded in 2017, the Warc Group operates in West Africa with established agricultural production and consulting … Continue reading AV Ventures invests in Warc Group, linking smallholder farmers in Ghana to regenerative farming methodology

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

Kenyan startup receives $6m funding to insure smallholder farmers across Africa

Kenyan agricultural and tech-based insurance startup, Pula, has secured a $6 million investment fund to scale up its model to insure smallholder farmers across Africa. According to media reports, the received Series A funding from Pan-African early-stage venture capital firm, … Continue reading Kenyan startup receives $6m funding to insure smallholder farmers across Africa

Nigerian farmers need gender-friendly machines to compete globally — Zamfara Farmer

Women have over the years played important roles in agriculture and food security — they are found in all the stages of agricultural value chain— making them very important stakeholder in the sector. Zainab Isarah, a smallholder farmer in Zamfara … Continue reading Nigerian farmers need gender-friendly machines to compete globally — Zamfara Farmer

PFJ: Making maize cultivation profiting for smallholder farmers; the benefits, the challenges and the way forward

Farming, though not an attractive employment opportunity for many young individuals in the country, it is a blessing in disguise. Farming as a business is lucrative and at the same time very unattractive when approached with a cultural attitude. Undoubtedly, … Continue reading PFJ: Making maize cultivation profiting for smallholder farmers; the benefits, the challenges and the way forward

Advans Ghana Savings and Loans equips 100 smallholder farmers cocoa, rice value chains

Advans Ghana Savings and Loans Limited has trained and honoured 100 smallholder farmers in the cocoa and rice value chains. The gesture formed part of the company’s continued support to the agricultural sector and in commemoration of the 2020 Farmers’ … Continue reading Advans Ghana Savings and Loans equips 100 smallholder farmers cocoa, rice value chains

Review selection process and criteria for the National Best Farmer Award – Peasant Farmers

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called for a review of the selection process for the National Best Farmer Award to make provision for smallholder farmers, fisherfolk, the youth and women. That, the Association said would reflect the … Continue reading Review selection process and criteria for the National Best Farmer Award – Peasant Farmers

Ghana: Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa supports production of certified seeds

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is supporting six local seed producers to breed 6,000 tonnes of certified seeds to support smallholder farmers in the northern part of the country. The seed breeding project is themed: “Strengthening Ghana’s … Continue reading Ghana: Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa supports production of certified seeds