Major chocolate makers, including Ferrero, Nestle, and Mars, agreed on a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana
The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries
As production of cocoa has failed to keep pace with world demand, prices have steadily been rising for several years. Mondelez International is taking steps to help cocoa farmers boost production
Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa
22-year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, has been announced the winner of the Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa's premier award for youth entrepreneurship
Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services
The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events
Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
Root Capital has announced a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to help raise incomes for over 300,000 smallholder farmers in West Africa
Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa
Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations
With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent
Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016
As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert
Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event
South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.
Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014
If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.
Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014