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Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions’ (SACAU) Young Agripreneurs Forum gets the inside track on mechanization and agriculture at AGCO Future Farm, Zambia

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The AGCO Future farm is based just outside Lusaka. A 150ha working farm, it demonstrates the value of mechanisation, technology systems and best agronomic practices through real-life experience AGCO (www.AGCOcorp.com), Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, welcomed delegates from 11 countries attending …

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IFC and WFP Collaborate to Finance Smallholder Farmers in Rwanda and Tanzania

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The initiatives with KCB Bank Rwanda Limited and CRDB Bank PLC in Tanzania are part of the Farm to Market Alliance, a multi-stakeholder platform established in 2016, of which IFC and WFP are global members, to create agriculture value chains that secure sizeable local and international demand for produce from …

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Pilot study tracking implementation of AU land declaration to be unveiled in Ghana

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The workshop follows the joint LPI-Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) meeting with African Land Commissions on Securing Community Land Rights that is being attended by representatives from member States, regional economic communities (RECs), development partners and technical experts on land tenure and governance issues on the continent The Land Policy …

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Continental Free Trade Area negotiations moving in the right direction

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The discussions were held under the topic: “The CFTA: Ensuring Inclusive Outcomes Through Boosting Intra-African Trade and Connectivity” Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations are moving in the right direction and at the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of …

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ECA-WTO joint publication on role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade launched in Geneva

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The regional report, titled “Promoting connectivity in Africa: The role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade” was launched at the ongoing Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 whose theme is “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development” The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Trade …

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Hosting AHIF generates a seven-figure economic boost

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Independent report reveals benefits of hosting Africa’s top hotel conference The significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com) have been quantified in an independent assessment by the international audit, tax and advisory experts, Grant Thornton. The total contribution to African economies is …

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Switzerland and Ghana launch 2017–2020 cooperation strategy

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Trade between Switzerland and Ghana was worth CHF 2.38 billion in 2016, a significant increase over the previous year On Wednesday 12 July, during an official visit by President Doris Leuthard to Ghana, Switzerland and Ghana recognised the quality of their bilateral relations. Ghana is Switzerland’s main trading partner in …

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Expanding opportunities for Somalia’s youth as the Somali National University gets back its main campus

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The campus had been used by different militaries, and secured by the Burundi contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) as a battalion headquarters for more than ten years UNICEF has welcomed the handover of the Somali National University’s main campus to the Federal Government as an important …

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Boosting Intra-African Trade Crucial to Africa’s Development says ECA’s Stephen Karingi

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Boosting intra-African trade is the most effective channel for trade to deliver development on the African continent, said Mr. Karingi, adding deeper trade integration is the surest way to speed up Africa’s economic transformation The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 opened at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in …

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