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Several African Fruit Producers and Exporters Come Together to Create “AFRUIBANA”, the First Pan-African Association in Defence of Their Interests

AFRUIBANA is an association established under Cameroonian law and gathers several representatives of producers and exporters from different sub-Saharan countries, notably Assobacam, the Cameroon banana industry association, and OBAMCI, an Ivory Coast organisation of producers and exporters of bananas, pineapples, mangoes and other fruits AFRUIBANA, an association of fruit producers …

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Solar Street Lights Illuminate Bujumbura, Burundi

Solar Pioneer Gigawatt Global Expands its Green Energy Offerings in Africa https://youtube.com/watch?v=C9C6RfMOQbI%3Fautoplay%3D1 “By expanding our investments from commercial scale projects to include off-grid additionally, we are positively impacting the lives of millions of people in Burundi and throughout Africa” – Yosef I. Abramowitz, CEO, Gigawatt Global  Downtown Bujumbura just got a …

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SAP Skills for Africa launches first East African chapter with participation from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia

* First true East African class as group includes graduates from Uganda and Ethiopia. * All 55 graduates will be placed at partner and customer organisations who have already committed to graduate intake.   SAP Skills for Africa today launched its first-ever East African programme at an event held in …

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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

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

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

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

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

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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