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#AgriIndaba: Facilitating investment in African agriculture

Foreign direct investment into Africa is indeed fraught with legal red tape, but there are platforms that help potential investors navigate their way through...

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2016

#AgriIndaba: Investing in Africa is not for sissies

A policy and legal environment that is conducive to doing business in Africa is critical to attract foreign direct investment...

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2016

#AgriIndaba: Highlighting agro-processing as a significant opportunity for growth

As one the economy's key labour intensive sectors, agro-processing is regonised to hold massive opportunity especially regarding the creation of employment opportunities and empowerment...

By Cari Van Wyk 30 Nov 2016

Access to trade and information is of great interest to the agricultural community

An interesting upcoming development to hit the African audience is the Continental Free Trade Area to be launched in 2017...

29 Nov 2016

Africa's largest Agri Investment Indaba is now underway

Projects to the combined value of over US$1bn are vying for the attention of international investors attending the African Agri Investment Indaba 2016 taking place in Cape Town from 28-30 November...

Issued by African Agri Council 23 Nov 2016

Forest Enterprise Simulator app to assist emerging forestry entrepreneurs

The Forest Sector Innovation Fund has developed an innovative decision-making support tool for small scale forestry entrepreneurs and larger, existing timber growers...

23 Nov 2016

Minister Senzeni Zokwana: Africa needs to share

Senzeni Zokwana, the Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in South Africa sat down with Africa AgriLeaders to discuss how African countries can better collaborate...

21 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

South African minister commends pro-women agri initiative

Minister Senzeni Zokwana has welcomed an initiative by a group of Western Cape women who have set up a network of entrepreneurs to help women and youth to get into farming...

28 Oct 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

Minister of Agriculture to deliver keynote address at African Agri Investment Indaba

The African Agri Investment Indaba is the largest investment platform for agribusiness and covers the entire value chain of agriculture with an international high-level conference, an exhibition area, and the "Investment Discovery Sessions".

14 Oct 2016

Nigeria will become hub of agribusiness again

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said Nigeria is working to achieve zero hunger and becoming the hub of agribusiness in Africa in the next few years, says the Daily Trust...

10 Oct 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

#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture

While African agriculture has seen significant progress, there's a greater need to emphasize on the impact of lack of financial resources in the agriculture industry...

26 Sep 2016

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International

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-like species in the region.

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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