Agriculture

From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors hungry for a piece of Africa’s food industry

Africa’s agribusiness and food sector registered strong private equity deal activity during May 2018, according to industry information service Africa Private Equity News. EXEO Capital announced a...

The new Nigerian stage of OCP School Lab

This is the number of farmers that OCP School Lab will reach in its next stage, which starts on May 31 in Bauchi State,...

Agrofood West Africa exhibition relocated to Abidjan

The international exhibition Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa will be relocated from Accra to Abidjan for the first time in its fifth edition scheduled...

Togo Tirsal fund targets 1 million farmers

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe launched the Tirsal fund on Wednesday (April 25th) in Lomé, a risk-sharing incentive mechanism for agricultural finance. The scheme will work...

Guinea: Islamic Bank launches financing for agricultural inputs

The Islamic Bank of Guinea (BIG) has just launched an Islamic finance product "Murabaha" to allow pineapple growers in the country to acquire fertilizers...

Crédit Agricole du Maroc launches a leasing to equip farmers

Crédit Agricole du Maroc (GCAM) has announced the creation of a new subsidiary in Morocco, CAM Leasing, to offer leasing to farmers, particularly in...

Cameroon-cocoa: AGF grants a guarantee line to SCB

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) is providing a partial guarantee amounting to CFAF 6 billion (USD 11 million) to Société Commerciale de Banque (SCB...

Ivory Coast: sacred union around the cashew

By OSSENE OUATTARA, Yamoussoukro. After their meeting on Saturday, April 7 during which they expressed their will to take their "destiny in hand" in the...

Gabon: ADAG to take charge of agricultural issues

The Gabonese Government has announced the creation of the Gabon Agricultural Development Agency (ADAG) to replace the former Office of Research, Introduction, Adaptation and...

Côte d’Ivoire: $ 200 million from the World Bank for the cashew sector

The World Bank has decided on April 11 to grant a loan of 200 million dollars to Côte d'Ivoire as part of a project...

Atlantic Bank and IFC partner to finance small farmers in West Africa

Atlantic Business International (ABI), a subsidiary of the Moroccan group Banque Centrale Populaire at the head of the Banque Atlantique network, has signed a...

Ivory Coast: 7,5 billion FCFA from the World Bank to preserve the Ivorian forest

The World Bank will disburse an envelope of 7,5 billion FCFA (15 million dollars) for investments to preserve the Ivorian forest. This funding provided...

Ivory Coast: 100 000 hectares of cocoa trees to destroy to fight Swollen shoot

100 000 cocoa plantation acres will be destroyed over the next few years in an attempt to curb the Swollen shoot, a disease that...

Côte d’Ivoire: index insurance soon to be experimented

Index insurance will soon be a reality in Côte d'Ivoire. According to a World Bank study presented this January 19 in Abidjan, four speculations,...