Ecobank and eleni join forces for African agriculture

Ecobank eleni agriculture dealEcobank Transnational Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with commodity exchanges developer eleni LLC, with a view to establishing a co-operative framework to promote and accelerate the development of Africa’s agricultural sector

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Potential of insects as resources for animal feed

Insect feed agriculture beesInsects can provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly option for animal feed, in addition to already being a mainstay of human diets for two billion people worldwide, FAO assistant director-general Eduardo Rojas-Briales told an international gathering of researchers in The Netherlands

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China Africa Development Fund eyes major share in Cottco Holdings

Cotton fields  Leonora EnkingThe China Africa Development Fund is buying a major shareholding in Cottco Holdings, the wholly-owned subsidiary of China-Africa Cotton

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USAID programme to offers smallholder support in Kenyan counties

Kenya USAID smallholder farmersThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has rolled out a US$40mn programme that will aim to boost productivity for smallholder farmers in 22 counties in Kenya

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Dangote to build US$9 billion sugar processing facility in Nigeria

Alhaji Aliko Dangote Dangote GroupDangote Group president Alhaji Aliko Dangote has announced that the company will establish a US$9bn sugar processing facility in Kebbi State, Nigeria

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