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Automation of Tea Plucking in Kenya

Kenya Tea Development Agency will be putting in measures to enable farmers to adopt mechanization for the plucking of green leaf tea to lower production costs, according to report. Experts, farmers and processors have said there is a need for...

African Development Bank Head Adesina: Tech and Innovation Key to Zero Hunger in Africa

Africa has the necessary partnerships and technologies to eradicate hunger, said African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina. What is needed is action including robust financing, Adesina said Monday during the opening session of the 8th Africa Agribusiness and Science Week...

African Development Bank Invests More than $1-Billion in Mozambique

The African Development Bank Group has invested more than $1-billion in the north of Mozambique, which includes investments into the Liquefied Natural Gas Rovuma Area 1 project, a climate resilience project, the Mueda Negomano Road project, and the Mozambique...

Harnessing the power of agritech to help SA’s smallholder farmers

s part of its multi-million Rand investment in agriculture, Microsoft South Africa has selected The Awareness Company as the beneficiary of its AgriTech Programme. The Awareness Company will develop and roll out three high-impact solutions in the agriculture sector...

Tunisia trains drone pilots for agricultural purposes

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance...

AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

Leading agricultural services company AFGRI Group Holdings and specialised financial technology company Synthesis Software Technologies are proud to announce the conclusion of a joint-venture (JV) agreement. The relationship between the two companies began in 2014 when Synthesis was approached by...

Transforming the African agribusiness sector with tech

According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then. Beyond feeding the population, the social and economic benefits induced by the...

Uganda becomes the first African country to de-risk small and medium scale renewables

Uganda becomes the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a joint initiative of the African Trade Insurance Agency , a Pan-African and multilateral guarantor and KfW with funding from German Ministry...

Five Growth Industries In Africa In 2017

When looking at the world as a whole, it is evident that each continent has it’s own growth trends which are ultimately determined by the economy as well as common global trends. This means that all countries will be...

Kenyan Agribusiness App developers head to Canada

Two Kenyan students who developed agribusiness mobile App ConviFarm are the winners of the top prize for the @iLabAfrica- Waterloo University Agribusiness mobile Tech challenge. Norman Muga of Strathmore University and Mburu Njunge of Kenyatta University were handed their...
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SA Elections 2024, Social Media, Polls, Final Countdown

Social Media Social Media is a concern in South Africa's NPE- National Provincial Elections 2024. This is according to the...
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