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Lending scheme to stimulate African agribusiness

Lending scheme to stimulate African agribusiness

A US$50mn lending scheme has been launched by Nedbank to stimulate agribusiness in sub-Saharan Africa

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Livestock

ICD and Free Zone Authority of Nouadhibou to support Ma…

ICD and Free Zone Authority of Nouadhibou to support Mauritania fishery sector

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) has signed an agreement with Free Zone Authority of ...

Morocco’s Ouakkaha opens new hatchery in Mauritania

Morocco’s Ouakkaha opens new hatchery in Mauritania

Moroccan chick producer Ouakkaha has inaugurated its first hatchery in Mauritania

Drought fears prompt drop in Tanzania beef price

Drought fears prompt drop in Tanzania beef price

Wholesale beef prices have dropped by around 20 per cent in Tanzania, following poor rainfall in 2015

Crops

Kenya develops drought-tolerant passion fruits

Kenya develops drought-tolerant passion fruits

Kenya has developed three new drought-resistant varieties of passion fruit, it was revealed this week

Farmers lobby calls for Kenya agriculture policy change

Farmers lobby calls for Kenya agriculture policy change

Representatives of the Kenyan agricultural sector have called for a review of government policy

Funding scheme aims to strengthen African value chain

Funding scheme aims to strengthen African value chain

The third round of the FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (ESA) Challenge Fund was launched this month

Technology

Smartphone technology revolutionising African farming

Smartphone technology revolutionising African farming

As Internet access has broadened in Africa, technology firms have been able to reach an ever wider audience

Bobcat’s new telescopic loader for heavy-duty farm jobs

Bobcat’s new telescopic loader for heavy-duty farm jobs

US farm equipment manufacturer Bobcat has launched new telescopic loader TL358+ AGRI specially designed for agricul...

‘Billionaires of the future to be farmers’

‘Billionaires of the future to be farmers’

Nigerian agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina has said that Africa’s future billionaires and millionaires will make the...

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