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Monday, 10 December 2018

As project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors gathered at the Africa Investment Forum to make deals on investment opportunities, leaders of the continent’s top agribusiness companies shared their thoughts on the future of the industry agribusiness 13Agribusiness can also promote industrialisation and urban employment. Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach US$1 trillion by 2030.

In the field of telephony as in many others, Africa has jumped a technological step by moving directly to mobile. The outlook of the smartphone market is still seeing exponential growth. It is estimated that at least 660 million Africans (against 336 million in 2016) will be equipped with a smartphone by 2020[1].

Friday, 16 November 2018

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are critical for national progress because they accelerate economic growth and jobs creation, Mr Ron Strikker, the Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, has said. He reaffirmed the Royal Kingdom of The Netherlands’ commitment to supporting entrepreneurship as a key driver of growth and socioeconomic development in Ghana.

The number of tourists visiting the country from the European Union (EU) has increased by 29 percent, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has revealed. According to the ZTA chief executive Karikoga Kaseke, the positive swing is indicative of the potential for recovering lost ground in what was previously a key source market for Zimbabwe.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Jamaica’s minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith, says the technical work for the rollover of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) into a new CARIFORUM-United Kingdom trade arrangement post-Brexit is close to being finalised.

Namibia's Presidential Advisor for Private Sector Interface and Constitutional Affairs in the Office of the President, Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, said Thursday that Namibia is at an advanced stage of finalising the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) implementation plan and has begun implementing the plan's crucial aspects.

Monday, 12 November 2018

The Federal Government, yesterday, expressed its commitment to increasing trade volumes with the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the assurance in Abuja while speaking during the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Stef Blok.

Since the end of September, fellow countryman Michel Arrion is the new head of the International Cacao Organization (ICCO) located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Belgium is a world leader when it comes to chocolate, with more than 400 companies and a yearly production of 650.000 tons.

Friday, 09 November 2018

The International Agri-Food Fair (Sial) opened its doors in Villepinte, in the suburbs of Paris, yesterday. To mark the occasion, our colleagues at Process Alimentaire have published expert research which highlights consumer trends towards quality and strong flavours, even divisive ones. In 2018, 66% of European consumers stated that they are more and more careful about choosing high quality products.

On 23rd October, 200 exceptional coffees, originating from 25 countries, competed in the 4th edition of the ‘International Competition for Locally Roasted Coffees’ run by the Agency for the Valorisation of Agricultural Products (AVPA).