African Farming weekly digest - 3th - 7th April

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African farming, from 3 - 7 April 2017

8 Miles invest in Africa's leading fresh fruit producer 

8 Miles LLP, the pan-African Private Equity firm, announced an investment in Blue Skies, a UK-incorporated business with operations in several African countries that is the leader in the production of fresh-cut tropical fruit for UK and Western European supermarkets. Read the full story here

Agrikexpo to arrive in Abuja in September 2017 

Agrikexpo, organised by 151 Products, is Africa's premium business-to-business exhibition and conferences for agriculture and agribusiness professionals and is set to take place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria on 25 - 27 September 2017. Read the full story here

Moody's: Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are remaining resilient to credit pressures from cocoa price fall 

Moody's Investors Service have produced a report on Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, stating that the nations are remaining resilient against credit pressures bought upon by the drastic fall in cocoa price. Read the full story here.  

World Bank announce US$100mn to protect Tunisia's environment and promote development 

The World Bank announced on 20 March that a US$100 million project to support better management of forests, rangelands and agricultural landscapes for more jobs and increased incomes in the North-West and Center-West regions of Tunisia, where almost half of the poorest segment of the population are concentrated. Read the full story here.  

US Trade Mission seeks to expand African agribusiness cooperation

Over 40 U.S. business representatives plan to meet with senior Egyptian government and private sector officials to discuss ways to expand agricultural trade between the United States and Egypt. Read the full story here.   

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