Agriculture: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 5:40 pm
After teaming up with the Dutch bank Rabobank, dfcu bank is expected to venture into Uganda’s largely-ignored agricultural sector, a move that could give the sector a much-needed push.
Makula Dunbar, 12:59 pm
The public chorus to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 now includes U.S. President Barack Obama, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Bono. The backdrop is extremely promising since the developing world has already cut the share of people living in absolute poverty.
Makula Dunbar, 4:28 pm
Ethiopia’s government said it won’t cooperate with a probe into whether the World Bank violated its own policies by funding a program in which thousands of people were allegedly relocated to make way for agriculture investors.
Dana Sanchez, 10:03 pm
South African agriculturalists are learning how Israel’s Arava region, one of the driest places on earth, produces 60 percent of Israel’s total exports of fresh vegetables and 15 percent of its ornamentals.
Makula Dunbar, 3:28 pm
Mozambique’s economic growth, which is already high due to new coal mining and natural gas projects, may be given further impetus over the next few years through agricultural investments of US$3.8 billion, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Dana Sanchez, 2:10 pm
Many women are running the economy or are the economic drivers in African countries but don’t receive the benefits of this, according to the inaugural Women, Inspiration and Enterprise symposium in Cape Town.
Dana Sanchez, 2:51 pm
Agriculture has been accepted as an answer to alleviate poverty in Africa but more cooperation, investment and knowledge must be shared so those at the beginning of the supply chain can make sustainable living, according to findings of the recent World Economic Forum on Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 8:51 pm
When consumers buy products with the Fairtrade label in their local supermarkets, they are assured that Kenyan farmers received a reasonable return on their investments, Fairtrade Eastern Africa Manager Rachel Wandia said at the launch of Fairtrade in Kenya.
Dana Sanchez, 4:45 pm
Public and private stakeholders in agricultural research in sub-Saharan Africa come together this week for Tanzania’s inauguration of a new, $4 million facility for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
Makula Dunbar, 12:54 pm
Nigeria facing reality that the country may not be able to rely on oil revenue in the future, looks to boost agriculture sector
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