image
11 July

Welcome to the 6th edition of The African Agripreneur! The focus of this edition is to showcase the exciting opportunities there are in the agricultural sector in Africa, by providing new ideas for African Agripreneurs!  This edition provides some wonderful success stories of African Agripreneurs in some unique farming, product, and technology ventures. I trust […]

Read More
image
11 July

African Development Bank extends €121 million food-production loan to Senegal to cushion impacts of war in Ukraine This loan is the first approved under the African Development Bank’s $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility   The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) approved a €121 million loan to Senegal for implementation […]

Read More
image
04 July

European Investment Bank to Support Increased Rice Production in Liberia The EIB’s first support for agricultural investment in Liberia is expected to cover the entire value chain including rice production, storage and distribution. The European Investment Bank is planning to support large-scale investment to increase rice production and enhance food security in Liberia. The EIB’s […]

Read More
image
07 June

Bühler officially opens Insect Technology Center Bühler Group has officially opened its Insect Technology Center (ITC) to support the continuing development of the industry for the food and animal feed markets, Bühler announced May 25. In the ITC, Bühler and its customers can conduct larvae growth trials with various feedstock, develop product samples, evaluate breed […]

Read More
image
01 June

Suiderland Plase’s third and largest citrus packhouse becomes operational Suiderland Plase is a South African grower, packer and marketer of citrus and table grapes. In May 2021, site preparation started for Bergpak, their third packhouse and one that will specifically be used to pack various citrus cultivars. The construction process commenced under challenging conditions with […]

Read More
image
25 May

Western Kenya Farmer Finds Export Markets for Herbs   A farming revolution is taking shape in Siaya County of Western Kenya, chaperoned by a former civil servant who has transformed swathes of traditionally unfarmed land into an oasis of herbs and spices. The herbs and spices farming has captured international markets while creating a new […]

Read More
image
23 May

Building Industrial Economies in Africa through Mechanization of Agriculture Hakim Karim, Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) manufacturing trainer, building threshers in Zambia in March 2020 In Kumasi, Ghana, a small group of young entrepreneurs, all in their early and mid-20s, are making agricultural mechanization available to farmers while at the same time building the Ghanian industrial […]

Read More
image
14 April

FIRST BUYER IN SUDAN SINGS PRAISES OF CASE IH AXIAL-FLOW 4088 COMBINE AT DEMONSTRATION DAY Quality output and productivity highlighted by farmer/ New combine shown in action to sixty farmers/ Demo day took place in New Halfa in eastern Sudan.                              Kamal Hassan Mahmoud’s new Axial Flow 4088 […]

Read More
image
05 April

Reemoon Enters the South African Apple Industry On Ametis, the Smit family farm in the eastern Free State, apples from their 75ha of orchards used to be sorted according to weight, with grading done by human eye until three years ago, when Henri Smit decided to move over to optically sorting fruit. His choice fell […]

Read More
image
31 March

Opening of Chinese market for Kenyan avocados is well timed Magdaline Kamau – Mofarm Exporters Beginning of March 2022, the Kenya avocado industry received a welcome boost from the Chinese market granting access to its fresh avocados. “We are hoping that we will be able to export to this new market within the 2022 season […]

Read More