Economy - Agriculture
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$100m for soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa
    15 june 2017 07:32:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$100 million facility to finance Export Trading Group (ETG’s) soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO study identifies small fish with a big role to play in feeding Africa's drylands
    14 june 2016 13:55:22
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, according to a new FAO report on fisheries in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Rwanda: African stakeholders set to boost growth investment in agriculture
    05 may 2016 15:10:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Some 200 African stakeholders plan to work together with a view to transforming the agricultural sector and achieving food security across the continent. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia becomes world's 2nd olive oil producer
    15 january 2015 12:04:08
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has become the world's second olive oil producer after Spain, the Full text...

  • Nigeria: Investment commitments to African agric hit US$7.2b
    05 may 2014 13:11:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Investment commitments by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Development Partners to help improve the agricultural sector in Africa have doubled to US$7.2 billion, according to the 2013 Grow Africa Annual Report . Full text...

  • Mauritania: 635,500 Mauritanians face food insecurity
    04 march 2014 14:34:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Some 635,500 people or 18.5% of households in Mauritania have continued to suffer from food insecurity since January 2014, according to the results of a joint survey by the Commission for Food Security (CFS) and the World Food Programme (WFP), released here Tuesday. Full text...

  • African Exchange Holdings delivers on new warehousing project in Nigeria
    19 november 2013 11:51:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Assessing their new warehousing project, which enables Nigerian farmers, cooperatives and traders to safely store their produce at accredited warehouses and access financing, the Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX) said the two months of operation of the project was a record speed in public private partnerships. Full text...

  • Ivorian, Tanzanian firms win grants from Agriculture Fast Track Fund
    18 october 2013 18:09:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Two firms - the National Federation of Food Production Cooperatives (FENACOVICI) of Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania-based Darsh Industries, a tomato processing company - have been awarded grants under the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT),” the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Agric, engine to take people out of poverty - IFAD
    06 march 2013 14:21:55
    Réduit, Mauritius (PANA) - President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Kanayo Nwanze has said investing in small producers in Africa, most of whom are women, is the most sustainable way to bring about a transformation of the rural economy. Full text...

  • AfDB seals US$ 57.66-million deal with Kenya
    27 february 2013 17:00:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Wednesday signed a US$ 57.66-million loan agreement with the Kenyan government, bringing to US$ 3.04 billion the bank’s commitment to several sectors in Kenya, the AfDB disclosed in a statement, received here by PANA. Full text...

  • Angolan entrepreneurs to attend food fair in Portugal
    06 february 2013 13:49:00
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A group of Angolan entrepreneurs will participate in the 25-27 February Food and Drink International Fair (SISAB-Portugal 2013), scheduled for Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Full text...

  • Benin to build agricultural machine assembly factory to be built
    15 january 2013 21:16:03
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Benin plans to build in the coming months an agricultural machine assembly factory with a view to boosting the mechanization of the sector, sources close to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malawi 2012 subsidy programme begins
    02 october 2012 13:15:34
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Malawi government Tuesday kick-started the 2012 farm-input subsidy programme aimed at helping poor subsistence farmers to achieve food security. Full text...

  • African regional workshop on agri-business opens
    08 october 2007 18:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Although Africa has potentials in agri-business and agro-industry, most African countries were still underdeveloped. Full text...

  • Niger's Tandja encourages more irrigation agriculture
    03 august 2006 22:55:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- President Mamadou Tandja of Niger Thursday urged farmers to grow irrigated crops in order to ensure food security in their Sahelian country regularly threatened by chronic cereal deficits due to poor rainfall. Full text...

  • Experts meet on reinforcement of rural African farmers' capacities
    15 may 2006 11:27:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A meeting of experts opened here Sunday on the need to develop strategies to reinforce the organisational and financial capacities of rural African farmers towards accessing the international market. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea to prop cocoa farmers in 2005-2006 season
    07 january 2006 14:39:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea plans to subsidise its cocoa farmers through price adjustment and by providing them with pesticides during the 2005-2006 agricultural season, an official from the Agriculture Ministry said here Saturday. Full text...

  • World Bank boosts Kenyan agriculture
    05 june 2005 16:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has received some 3. Full text...

  • Chirac for increase in development aid to Africa
    04 february 2005 19:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac Friday called for the mobilisation of more development aid to Africa ahead of the G8 summit in June. Full text...

  • 7 million Algerians toil in agric sector
    15 april 2004 12:11:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- A General Census on Agriculture (RGA) conducted in 2003 shows that about 6. Full text...

  • Deputy Mauritian PM boasts success at agriculture ministry
    29 december 2003 20:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- After heading the agriculture ministry for the past three years, Deputy Prime minister Pravind Jugnauth of Mauritius Monday insisted salvaging that ministry from the brink of collapse. Full text...

  • Most economically active Mozambican women are peasant farmers
    02 december 2003 18:23:00
    Nammacha- Mozambique (PANA) -- About 91 percent of economically active women in Mozambique are peasant farmers, according to Deputy Agriculture Minister Joao Carrilho. Full text...

  • Ghana's vice president says agriculture holds key to progress
    09 april 2003 19:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's vice president Aliu Mahama on Wednesday said that agriculture holds the key to Africa's progress in rural development and poverty reduction. Full text...

  • US pledges to support agri-business in Rwanda
    19 september 2001 22:08:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The US through its Agency for International Development (USAID), Wednesday pledged to help promote agri-business in Rwanda, an official said in Kigali. Full text...

  • WAEMU countries discuss common agricultural policy
    19 july 2001 14:58:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A workshop to define major orientations for a common agricultural policy within the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is underway in Bamako, grouping experts and MPs from member countries. Full text...

  • Benin to host UEMOA agricultural workshop
    09 july 2001 17:24:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A five-day National workshop opens in Cotonou Tuesday to design agricultural policy guidelines for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). Full text...

  • Mali's cereal production to hit 3.3 million tonnes
    29 may 2001 23:39:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's 2001-2002 cereal production may hit 3,386,000 tonnes, an increase of 36 percent compared to the 2000-2001 production of 2,386,000 tonnes. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso opts for small-scale irrigation
    08 may 2001 14:48:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe government has adopted a new agricultural strategy based on small-scale irrigation at village level. Full text...



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