CTA launches ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ to support young agricultural entrepreneurs
CTA launches ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ to support young agricultural entrepreneurs

CTA has launched ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ a competition to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector. Winning innovations will be awarded up to €15,000, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. The theme for this year’s competition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in

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Rapid transformation of traditional staples and urbanization experienced in Africa
Rapid transformation of traditional staples and urbanization experienced in Africa

Over the last couple of decades, Africa has experienced a rapid transformation of traditional staples value chains fueled by fast-paced urbanization and rising incomes. The urbanization level in Africa has reached that of other regions and has continued to grow at a comparatively faster rate of nearly 4 percent. Sustaining recent growth in African agriculture

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Tractor services to cover 15,000 farmers in Upper West, Ghana
Tractor services to cover 15,000 farmers in Upper West, Ghana

A two-year Smallholder Agricultural Mechanisation Project (SAMP) for rural farmers, aimed at improving nutrition and reducing poverty, has been launched in Wa in the Upper West Region. The SAMP, being implemented by Trotro Tractor Ltd, a start-up, in collaboration with the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Agro Africa, is to distribute tractors

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Programme to enhance rice production in West, East Africa – Official
Programme to enhance rice production in West, East Africa – Official

Abuja, April 4, 2018 (TNE) The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) programme says its second phase is aimed at enhancing rice production and farmers’ income in West and East Africa. Dr Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Programme Director of CARI, revealed this in Abuja on Wednesday, saying that CARI the programme has been in operation in Nigeria, Ghana,

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Boon for farmers as brewer to source raw material locally
Boon for farmers as brewer to source raw material locally

Kenya Breweries Limited has announced plans to source raw material for their Sh15 billion Kisumu keg plant locally in an economic empowerment drive. The ‘west for west’ backward integration programme seeks to have Kisumu and its immediate neighbours produce majority of the sorghum needed to run the 1 million hectolitre plant that is nearing completion.

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Seeds will make Africa great
Seeds will make Africa great

I am reminded of a local saying that when you go to the stream to fetch water, your bucket will only be filled with the water that is yours. No one can take the water that is meant for you. Life will give you what you deserve, nothing more, and nothing less. But first you must

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Possible collaborations between ECDPM and AGRA
Possible collaborations between ECDPM and AGRA

On 5th of March, Dr. Kalibata visited The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), an independent ‘think and do tank’ working on international cooperation and development policy in Europe and Africa, in Brussels to discuss possible collaborations between ECDPM and AGRA. When she was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture, she was considered to be one

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Feeding Africa from a new soil improvement paradigm
Feeding Africa from a new soil improvement paradigm

Africa’s population is growing rapidly and the inhabitants on the continent are speedily urbanising. In 2016, the continent was home to 1.216 billion people. The 2015 revision of the World Population Prospects: Key Findings and Advance Tables, a publication of the United Nations, projected, however, that this figure will more than double to  2.478 billion

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At the Next Einstein Forum, Dr. Kalibata Calls for Adoption of Technologies to Feed and Preserve the World
At the Next Einstein Forum, Dr. Kalibata Calls for Adoption of Technologies to Feed and Preserve the World

The AGRA President has today called for the use of appropriate technologies to enable farmers achieve the triple helix target of feeding the world, growing economies and preserving the world. Speaking at the year’s Next Einstein Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, Dr. Kalibata said that achieving the transformation of farming from a struggle to survive to

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AGRA President Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Liège
AGRA President Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Liège

The University of Liège has awarded the AGRA President, Dr. Agnes Kalibata an Honorary Doctorate – its highest honour –  in recognition of her leadership role in driving Africa’s agricultural transformation. Presenting her with the Insignias of the distinction, Prof. Albert Corhay, the University Rector, outlined her outstanding contributions to agriculture across Africa. He spoke

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