African countries need to develop the environment and infrastructure to capitalise on the opportunities of a global digital economy that is poised to rake in over $60 trillion in revenues by 2025. A recent meeting of stakeholders of the Africa50 infrastructure fund warned countries that
Writing exclusively for WARC, Raja Rajamannar outlines a lengthy process that involved much research and works with artists, composers, musicologists, and agencies. “This has helped us to create a sonic brand architecture, which we believe is the first of its kind anywhere,” he says. “It
In a statement, FEPSAN President, Mr. Thomas Etuh, said the move would stop the importation of poor quality NPK fertilizer blends into the country. Etuh said that the ban would boost local capacity and protect the soil from toxic fertilizers imported into the country by
Majaliwa revealed this when speaking in Western Tanzania’s region of Kigoma soon after inspecting an oil palm farm of the National Service Department (JKT), Bulombora camp. The Tanzanian leader said the money would be spent in developing the crop so that its farmers are on
Fears about losing “indigenous” varieties, multinational corporate takeovers of the local seed sector and farmers becoming reliant on purchased seed are some of the top propaganda claims that anti-GMO activists raise when trying to block the adoption of genetically modified crops in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa.
This was after it had been genetically modified to resist the pest – Maruca Virata. The cowpea, by this development, becomes the first genetically modified food crop to be approved in the country. The crop was developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research at
Dangote said this on Monday in Lagos during the 2018 Dangote Customers Celebration and Food Distributors’ Award Night, organized by Dangote Foods. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dangote Foods comprises of Dangote Flour Mills, Dangote Sugar Refinery and NASCON Allied Industries.
After rapid economic growth averaging 10% every year between 2004 and 2014, Ethiopia has emerged as an engine of development in Africa. And there are no signs that ambitions for further growth are fading. This is clear from the government’s blueprint to achieve middle-income status – or gross national
In Nigeria, the world’s largest single-train urea plant has created over 50,000 jobs across the agriculture value-chain, while its affordable fertilizer is boosting farm yields and putting big smiles on farmers’ faces. For years, Shuaibu Yusuf, a Kaduna-based farmer, struggled with low harvests from his
Adopting cost-effective technologies could help smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa tackle postharvest losses and increase their income, a report says. According to the FAO, postharvest losses reduce the income of the continent’s farmers and value chain actors that depend on farmers by about 15 percent. The report by the International