Partnership launched to accelerate innovation in African farming

By |August 20th, 2015|

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA Africa) is pleased to announce a new Partnership Agreement with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), a joint institution of the African, Caribbean, […]

Innovation news

By |August 17th, 2015|

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has launched an online trading platform for farmers to sell grains through a structured mechanism.
The platform called G-soko, links smallholder farmers to grain buyers and has been developed […]

Technology news

By |August 17th, 2015|

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has developed a new, faster, low-cost laboratory-based soil analysis technique. Developed by the African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project, the new approach measures the light reflected by a soil […]

Agribusiness news

By |August 17th, 2015|

The European Union (EU) lifted a four-year ban on fresh ostrich meat after South Africa was declared free of bird flu.
Alan Winde, the Western Cape minister for economic opportunities, confirmed: “Resuming exports to the […]

Farming news

By |August 17th, 2015|

Tanzania has launched an agricultural development bank with the government pledging to raise US$380mn over the next eight years.
Speaking at the launch, Tanzania’s president, Jakaya Kikwete said the bank will address challenges that […]

Zimbabwean government outsources fertiliser manufacturer

By |July 28th, 2015|

Zimbabwe’s government has taken steps to source fertilisers from Belarus to ensure their sufficient availability in time for the upcoming cropping season. The SADC region nation has chosen Belaruskali, a Belarus-based fertiliser manufacturer, to […]

Weetabix to source 50% of its wheat from local farmers

By |July 28th, 2015|

Cereal processor Weetabix East Africa is targeting to cut its wheat imports by 50% and instead start buying the grain from local farmers. The company has been working with a local wheat farmer in […]

Nakumatt to buy Shoprite’s Uganda stores

By |July 28th, 2015|

Nakumatt Supermarket has announced that it is in the final stages of acquiring two Ugandan stores of South African retail giant Shoprite.
Nakumatt Holdings’ head of strategy and operations Thiagarajan Ramamurthy said that the retail […]

SABMiller opens new Namibian brewery

By |July 28th, 2015|

SABMiller has opened a new brewery in Okahandja, Namibia. Construction of the new $33.3-million, 260,000 hectolitre brewery began in mid-2013 and was completed in October 2014. The brewery is located on 7.2 hectares of […]

African Innovations Conference

By |July 14th, 2015|

The maiden African Innovations conference was hosted at the Forum, Johannesburg on the 6 – 7 May 2015.