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30,000 farmers to benefit from IITA, ACAI training

No fewer than 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun states will benefit from the training on the six steps to cassava weed management and best planting practices in November. The training is being organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),

Ethiopia benefits from Chinese agricultural equipment donation

The Chinese government has provided different assortments of agricultural equipment to the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, as part of China’s efforts to support Ethiopia’s largely agrarian economy. The latest batch of agricultural equipment donated by the Chinese government are vital in the East African country’s

Zimbabwe: Fuel Prices Up Again

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) Monday announced new prices of fuel, a move that suggests government is moving towards Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s wish to have it in line with the interbank value of US$1. According to a Zera announcement early Monday, the new

Regional Trade Ties Hold Key to Africa’s Economic Growth

Africa doesn’t need to follow the Asian development model focused on exporting manufactured goods to richer countries — it could become significantly better off simply by producing more of what it consumes at home, according to Bloomberg Economics. There’s huge potential for growth in intra-African commerce,

Helios Investment Plans $1.25 Billion Pan-Africa Fund

Helios Investment Partners LLP, the Africa-focused private equity firm, plans to raise a fund of about $1.25 billion to invest across the continent, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The London-based company, led by Tope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye, is in talks with

Commodity Prices

Commodity prices are the market values of the many raw materials of our world. Touching our everyday life, commodities include oil, natural gas, gold, silver, cattle, wheat, corn, and lumber. As well as the nearly 90 other assets that trade on commodity exchanges. For most