Namibia succeeding with agri-tech infrastructure development

By |June 26th, 2015|

Inaugurated in late January this year, The National Agriculture Technology Centre (NATC) in Rundu is about to start operations soon.
The centre was inaugurated by Agricultural Business Development (AGRIBUSDEV), an agency of the Ministry of […]

Mobile app equips farmers with knowledge

By |June 26th, 2015|

A new mobile phone app in Kenya could help farmers by providing information on seeds best suited to the changing climate and growing conditions.
MbeguChoice, meaning seed choice in Swahili, is a free app developed […]

AFGRI focuses on grains business, sells poultry business

By |June 26th, 2015|

In a bid to strengthen its focus on the grain business, AFGRI, along with Public Investment Corporation (PIC) of South Africa, has announced the sale of its poultry business
The sale includes AFGRI Poultry as […]

Nestlé layoffs in Africa ‘won’t affect SA’

By |June 26th, 2015|

Plans by the world’s biggest food and drinks company, Nestlé, to reduce staff across the continent will not affect SA, its Johannesburg-based unit said.
Nestlé’s Swiss parent company confirmed reports it would axe 15% […]

Democratic Republic of Congo Swiss dairies model comes to Africa

By |June 9th, 2015|

Alex Kasole, a native of the east DRC has established a cheesery modelled on those in Switzerland. Kasole, whose 285-hectare dairy farm is located near the village of Mushaki, which owns several dozen Swiss […]

Morocco Innovative idea scores The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015

By |June 9th, 2015|

Researcher Adnane Remmal won the US$100,000 ( R1 187 130.00) grand prize for his antibiotic alternative for livestock farmers. The patented all-natural anti-microbial formula reduces health hazards in livestock and prevents the transmission of […]

Kenya Million dollar initiative launched in Kenya

By |June 9th, 2015|

An initiative with the aim of the addressing issues affecting citrus fruit production has been launched. The project, worth millions, will be run by the Nairobi-based International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) […]

Uganda New Holland donates tractor to missionary project

By |June 8th, 2015|

The initiative, which is being rolled out by Ugandan priest Emmanuel Maria Vura, known locally as ‘Father Natalino’, provides young people in Uganda with a source of income and food, according to
Vura. It is […]

Nigeria Nestle Nigeria slows capital expenditure

By |June 8th, 2015|

Nestle Nigeria’s chief executive Dharnesh Gordhon expects the firm’s capital expenditure to slow to its lowest level in five years after a currency devaluation dampened customer spending in Africa’s biggest economy.
Gordhon explains that consumers […]

CEMOI to open chocolate factory in Africa

By |June 8th, 2015|

French chocolate maker CEMOI plans to open a factory in Ivory Coast to target the local and West African market.
“I can confirm that the factory will be ready soon and that we will produce […]