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16 March

Every year the Lowveld gold kiwi crop gains in mass Malcolm Deacon – Gold Tree Farms   The gold kiwi harvest at Gold Tree Farms ended in the last week of February 2022 in White River, Mpumalanga, with two containers that were shipped to France beginning of March, says Malcolm Deacon, managing director of Gold […]

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15 March

Stella Rasmussen on the production of sugar snaps and other products in Kenya: “This year, we will build new farms that will allow us to increase our production power” “We will be building new company-owned facilities this year to increase our production capacity,” Stella Rasmussen, managing director of the Meerbusch-based company of the same name, […]

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28 February

AgDevCo secures $90m of DFI funding to further invest in African agribusinesses to deliver jobs, incomes, and food $50m of equity from the UK’s development finance institution, CDC Group, soon to be renamed British International Investment $20m of equity from the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries, Norfund; and $20m of senior debt from U.S. […]

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23 February

Warren Bam: “Organic table grape farming rewarding but challenging” UK and Europe eagerly waiting for organic table grapes from South Africa The first organic table grapes for the season from Warren Bam’s, WCB Farming in South Africa is expected to arrive in week 7 in the UK and Europe. His receivers in the UK and […]

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14 February

Creating a Borderless Agribusiness Space in Uganda and Across East Africa Charles Bwanika is a new generation social entrepreneur, passionate about undertaking positive challenges to bring about positive impact people’s lives he’s a seasoned child rights activist, experienced and qualified Community development expert with aBA in Development Studies (BDS) and a Diploma in Community Psychology […]

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10 February

Partnering with small-scale farmers through revenue-sharing alternative to aid by Adrian Raisbeck – mbora On the southeastern shore of Lake Malawi, a project called mbora is proving itself an alternative to aid dependency in rural African communities, says project founder Adrian Raisbeck. “mbora has formed two groups of predominantly women smallholder farmers working solar irrigated […]

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07 February

Blueberry industry is the fastest-growing horticultural industry in South Africa During their monthly Beanstalk.Global broadcasts, PMA Southern Africa and a panel of experts discuss key aspects of various types of fresh produce grown in South Africa and look into ways of expanding existing markets and entering new ones. The focus of November 2021’s broadcast fell […]

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25 January

Worldwide Pandemic Can’t Stop Irrigation Project by Grethe Bestbier, Agrico   All turnkey irrigation projects bring about their own challenges. A turnkey project executed during a global pandemic, even more so. An ongoing Agrico project located on Panda farm in Nigeria was initiated during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. From inaccessible roads and large electricity bills […]

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21 January

African Development Bank approves $150 million to support agriculture value-chain development in Africa African Development Bank Group has approved a $150 million (about K122 billion) facility to ETC Group Limited to address the company’s working capital requirements and support its food production expansion plans across 10 countries in Africa, in a boost for smallholder farmers. […]

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09 December

Opening of the 2021 Madagascan Lychee Campaign The 2021 Madagascan lychee campaign officially began on November 17 with the start of the first harvests. Announced under the same auspices as 2020, the campaign promises to be qualitative with beautifully crafted fruit and expected volumes. The lychees have indeed benefited from good climatic conditions – rainfall and adapted […]

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