CBN banks on SMEs to improve agriculture sector in Nigeria

tomatoes hans pixabayThe bankers committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have decided to grant US$1.2bn to Nigeria’s agriculture sector by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

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Promoting sericulture in Kenya

Silkworm Cocoons Colegota Wikimedia CommonsA sericulture research centre has been established at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation in Thika

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Zambia gets US$45mn AfDB funding for cashew sector

Cashew Nut   Thamizhpparithi Maari   Wikimedia CommonsThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$45mn loan to finance the Cashew Infrastructure Development Project (CIDP) in Zambia

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Fontana Flowers to invest US$11mn in Ethiopia

Roses Isolino Ferreira FlickrFontana Flowers plc (Fontana) has announced plans to invest US$11mn to start a horticulture farm in Ethiopia

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Ghana gets US$1.8bn loan for cocoa sector

Cocoa Beans   nafets   pixabayGhana’s cocoa regulator, Cocobod, has signed a US$1.8bn loan with international banks to finance purchases for the 2015/16 season

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