The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development project aims to enhance agricultural productivity and boost the marketing and trade of agricultural products The African Development Bank on Wednesday signed protocols to disburse a $14 million grant to the Government … Continue reading African Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan’s government signs project to boost agricultural markets
South Sudan will receive a $14 million grant from the African Development Bank(AFDB) for a five-year-long project targeted at promoting agribusiness and plugging the gaps created by protracted conflicts and flooding in the country. According to a report from the … Continue reading South Sudan to get $14m grant to boost agricultural markets
Kenya is planning to introduce 100 percent import duty on finished tea products in order to promote local processing of domestic tea, a senior government official said on Thursday. Peter Munya, cabinet secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, told journalists … Continue reading Kenya considers import duty on tea to promote local processing
Beyond the growing of crops and raising of animals, agriculture involves the addition of value at different stages of production. This process is called value addition and it involves the chain of processes along which agricultural produce move from the … Continue reading The Concept of Value Addition in Agriculture
A value chain is a set of linked activities that work to add value to a product; it consists of actors and actions that improve a product while linking commodity producers to processors and markets. Value chains work best when … Continue reading Agricultural value chains: A game changer for small holders
At this year’s Ghana Cocoa Awards event, the CEO of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, revealed that the cocoa supply chain is worth more than US$100 billion. Despite Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire cumulatively accounting for over 60% of global cocoa bean … Continue reading Untapped opportunities in the Cocoa Supply Chain; The case of Ghana
Anytime, the topics of low income and worsening livelihood of cocoa farmers are raised in Ghana, people mistakenly assume Ghana to be the cocoa farmer and thus they argue that Ghana needs to add value to its cocoa beans to … Continue reading Is there any correlation between increased local value addition and cocoa farmers’ income?