Category: Business

AABLA 2014 Special Honour of the Lifetime Achievement Award  Goes to Dr. Reginald Mengi

AABLA 2014 Special Honour of the Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Dr. Reginald Mengi

EAST AFRICANS NAMED AMONG AFRICA’S TOP BUSINESS LEADERS AT GALA EVENT The 2014 winners of the finale event CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards Presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label (AABLA) were announced at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, Friday, 14 November. In a process that began over two months ago, with regional finals in East, West and […]

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Soybean plant showing a remarkable difference in growth and vigour between those that are are innoculated and not innoculated

Poor access to improved technologies hinders legume production in Africa

Dar es Salaam. The productivity of legumes―which are important crops for improving nutrition as a cheap source of protein, increasing farmers’ incomes, and improving soil fertility as they fix nitrogen from the air into the soils―can be easily increased and even doubled with application of improved technologies. However, farmers are unable to access most of these technologies due to poorly […]

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Redoubling efforts to reduce mycotoxin contamination in East Africa with launch of a research laboratory and ground breaking for a biocontrol manufacturing plant

Redoubling efforts to reduce mycotoxin contamination in East Africa with launch of a research laboratory and ground breaking for a biocontrol manufacturing plant

Nairobi. Today, all roads lead to the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Centre at Katumani, in Machakos, Kenya, to launch a laboratory for research and building capacity for managing mycotoxins (poisonous substances produced on different crops by different fungi) in the region. At the same time there will be a ground breaking ceremony for the construction a modular […]

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Veteran agriculturist, Dr Mary Mgonja, who is also AGRA Country Head in Tanzania, talks to the media about 2014  bumber  harvests recentlly

Farmers Fear Maize Losses Could Reach Catastrophic Levels

By Anthony Muchoki Tanzania’s farmers are facing the prospect of seeing their bumper harvest turn into a bumper post-harvest loss, unless urgent measures are taken. The use of improved seeds, better management techniques and ideal climate conditions has given Tanzania’s farmers a ‘good year problem’ more grain than market options and storage solutions. The bumper harvest is a sign the […]

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Survey on mobile marketing in Africa : 80% voice interest for mobile marketing if in line with “right person, right message, right moment” golden rule

Survey on mobile marketing in Africa : 80% voice interest for mobile marketing if in line with “right person, right message, right moment” golden rule

Gemalto survey in Africa : 80% voice interest for mobile marketing if in line with “right person, right message, right moment” golden rule AFRICACOM, A leader in digital security, is releasing the results of a new survey conducted by Ifop in South Africa and Nigeria on consumers’ perceptions of mobile marketing. The findings reveal that although 80% of respondents feel […]

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Feeding Africa, Feeding The World

Feeding Africa, Feeding The World

Africa’s leading seed breeders meet in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss strategies for increasing food production and securing the next generation of plant breeders Kigali: Over 100 delegates gathered on Monday in Kigali, Rwanda in a meeting coordinated by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s (AGRA) Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) to deliberate on crop breeding in Africa. […]

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Shared Value movement founder and business icon Mark Kramer to headline 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Shared Value movement founder and business icon Mark Kramer to headline 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

The Summit will focus on the implementation and impact of Shared Value, as well as how the private sector, government and civil society across the continent can work together using Shared Value to tackle the Goals JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 14, 2017/ — The Shared Value business model enables business to contribute towards the achievement of the UN 2030 Sustainable […]

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AGRA and The MasterCard Foundation to Partner in Support of Farmers and SMEs in Tanzania,Ghana and Kenya

AGRA and The MasterCard Foundation to Partner in Support of Farmers and SMEs in Tanzania,Ghana and Kenya

US$15.5 million programme aims to reduce food insecurity and increase incomes for 730,000 smallholder farmers by 2018 NAIROBI The Nairobi-based Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and The MasterCard Foundation today announced a new US$15.5 million programme designed to improve the productivity and incomes of almost 730,000 smallholder farmers in Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. The programme will accelerate AGRA’s […]

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The Ministry of Energy and Minerals has published an Electricity Supply Industry Reform Strategy and Roadmap for 2014 to 2025

the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) has published an Electricity Supply Industry Reform Strategy and Roadmap for 2014 to 2025 (the Roadmap). The Roadmap seeks to respond to private sector concerns with its key focal points being TANESCO operational and financial transformation, strengthening of the governance and performance of the sector and attracting private investment In its recent Investment […]

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Despite Progress Much More Must Be Done To End Poverty- Global Monitoring Report 2014/2015

Despite Progress Much More Must Be Done To End Poverty- Global Monitoring Report 2014/2015

“The world has made great progress in the last quarter-century in reducing extreme poverty – it was cut by a stunning two-thirds – and now we have the opportunity to end poverty in less than a generation,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014 – Much more work needs to be done to end poverty […]

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