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AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to help youth access employment

MasterCard Foundation is partnering with MSU for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab which will support 15,000 young people in Nigeria and Tanzania to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...

18 May 2017

Dangote's move into rice cultivation to reduce Nigeria's food imports

Businessman Aliko Dangote may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021 according to the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina...

18 Apr 2017

Improving cassava production in Nigeria through sustainable seed systems

Businesses selling improved varieties and high-quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity...

6 Apr 2017

How urbanisation can benefit farmers

The 2017 Global Food Policy Report finds that cities provide an opportunity to boost farmers' incomes if they are effectively connected through strong value chains...

28 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015

Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Nigerian government enforces prohibition of GM foods

The Nigerian federal government has ordered superstore operators in the country to withdraw all genetically modified (GM) products from their shelves...

2 Nov 2016

Right technology is not always within reach for African farmers

Farmers have no modern tools, such as tractors, to efficiently and effectively cultivate crops. They also need assistance to obtain seed varieties that are...

By Kristen Reesor 26 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Organic supermarket opens in Nigeria

A New Earth, a boutique organic and eco-living store based in Beirut, Lebanon, recently announced its opening in Lagos, Nigeria. The expansion is testament to the owners' belief in moving towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable way of living.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2016

Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services...

3 Oct 2016

Organic, eco-living store opens in Nigeria

A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1, 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon and is now in Nigeria...

3 Oct 2016

AfDB injects US $1 billion to end youth unemployment in Africa

AfDB together with the IITA embarks on an initiative that aims to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating eight million agribusiness jobs...

By Dominique Von Rohr 29 Sep 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events...

27 Sep 2016

Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November...

22 Sep 2016

Nigeria partners with South African firm in real estate and agriculture deal

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority established a partnership with Old Mutual Investment Group of South Africa to co-invest $700m in real estate and agriculture development projects...

20 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa...

8 Sep 2016

Nigeria government unveils smartphone app for flood prediction

The Nigeria government has launched a smartphone application for flood forecasting, along the Niger and Benue rivers...

22 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

FAO: urgent farming support needed for 385,000 people in Nigeria

According to FAO, food insecurity in parts of Nigeria's northeast and urgent action is needed to provide farming and livelihood support to 385,000 people...

10 Aug 2016

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