Infrastructure

USA grants US$20mn to support Kenyan livestock sector

CattleThe USA government announced that it will support the Kenyan livestock industry with US$20mn aid through its Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support (K-SALES) project

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Liquid Telecom Kenya to connect 25 agricultural centres with Internet

Africa-farmingLiquid Telecom Kenya has installed fibre optic network worth US$4.5mn to connect 25 Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) centres with Internet to help aid its agricultural research purposes

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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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