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 (, 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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Merck Foundation at African Union Assembly, African First Ladies Summit​

19th General Assembly of the Organization of First Ladies of Africa (OAFLA) dignitaries

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation and Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, meet the First Ladies Guest of honour, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp affirms Merck’s long term partnership with African countries  Watch this video: …

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Three outstanding African innovations walk away with IPA 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

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Winning innovations demonstrate high level of proficiency in energy efficient and healthcare-related solutions The sixth edition of the coveted Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) ( culminated with a bang as the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) ( awarded three more African innovators for their incredible innovations. Out of the total of …

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21 Next Generation African Leaders Announced as Winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge

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Ten teams of 21 budding African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Baobab Summit in Johannesburg. Winning teams earn a fellowship that includes seed funding, mentorship and access to a network of young global changemakers to pursue impactful projects in their …

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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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Africa Oil Week 2017 Announces A-List Speakers

Africa Oil Week 2017

As Africa’s premier oil industry event, Africa Oil Week draws over 1,250 senior stakeholders from the global upstream ecosystem for five days of content, thought leadership, networking and deal making ITE ( is proud to announce its top-level speakers and sponsors for the 2017 edition of the globally recognised Africa …

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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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Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Tanzania

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Merck Foundation commits to build healthcare capacity and improve access to innovative and equitable healthcare solutions in Tanzania Merck Foundation ( commits to long term partnership with the Government of Tanzania. During the high level meeting between Her Excellency Vice President, Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan and Dr Rasha Kelej, the …

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