KENYA - Talks with four industrialised countries have started to help mechanise agriculture in Kenya in the next two years.
KENYA - The Government says it will speed up implementation of an electronic tea auction to increase transparency and efficiency.
UGANDA - Government should take deliberate efforts to increase funding in agriculture research to increase food production in the country, civil society oraganisations have said.
AFRICA - To bridge energy demand gap in the country, especially in the real sector, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has tasked Nigeria and other developing economies on the need to exploit the biofuels market as alternative means of energy supply.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabweans have started to till their land and plant seeds, heralding the beginning of the new season. Each farmer has his or her own unique story.
KENYA - Twenty-five Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) centres have been connected to Sh400 million fibre optic network enabling the institution to use technology to strengthen research.
TANZANIA - Villagers around Lake Victoria in Kagera, Mwanza and Mara regions are set to benefit from a wind-solar technology that will generate electricity to be used in running water pumps from the Lake for irrigation use.
ZAMBIA - The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says increasing spending on agricultural research and extension services can stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in Africa.
NIGERIA - The journey that could lead to the mechanisation of four million farmlands across Nigeria has began with the launch, in Gusau, Zamfara State, of the first of over 1,200 Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprises (AEHE) centres to be established across the country.
NIGERIA - The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has approved a working agreement with Novus International, a US-based agro-allied firm and its country representatives on Norgem (Nigeria) Limited.
IVORY COAST — The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Cargill are investing U.S. $2.5 million to strengthen and expand the successful Cargill Coop Academy in Cote d'Ivoire to provide greater access to advanced business skills training for over 300 cocoa cooperative leaders.