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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) is leading a consortium, funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP), developing a Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE), which uses state-of-the-art technology to help inform farmers in sub-Saharan Africa of pest outbreaks that could devastate their crops and livelihoods.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

On Saturday 7 July a story about SoilCares technology was mentioned on Dutch national TV. The news item followed the story of Matthew Kago who provides soil testing services in Kenya with SoilCares Scanner.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Africa’s share of the European avocado market fell from 27% to 18% between 2014 and 2017, according to FreshFruitPortal, citing data from Eurostat. While African avocado exports to the EU actually rose by about 5% over this period, from 82,000 to 86,000 tonnes, this increase is marginal compared to the 59% leap in avocado imports to the EU between 2014 and 2017 (from 305,000 to 486,000 tonnes).

Thursday, 12 July 2018

According to the European Commission, third countries that export animals and animal products to the European Union will have to abide by new rules on veterinary medicines when it comes to the use of antibiotics. But non-EU countries warn that this could break WTO rules as well as have severe implications on global trade.

Friday, 06 July 2018

Mr. Denys Gauer,the French Ambassador to Nigeria, has high hopes that France through its Development Agency will explore areas of collaboration with Nigeria through Contec Global Agro limited (CGAL), a subsidiary of Contec Global for the development of organic agriculture production.

The ‘Destination chocolatiers engagés’ label, aimed at sharing with Cameroonian cocoa producers the expertise of French master chocolate makers to help them to produce high quality cocoa, was launched on 26 June 2018 in Paris by the President of the French Confederation of Chocolate Makers and Confectioners, Frédéric Chambeau, and the President of the Cocoa and Coffee Inter-professional Council (CICC), Appolinaire Ngwé.

Thursday, 05 July 2018

The €35 million programme dubbed Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) is funded by the EU as part of the 11th European Development Fund. The programme will be implemented over a four-year period under overall supervision from the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat. Two of the most important technical implementation partners are the International Trade Centre (ITC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

The EU-Mauritania partnership has been in place for more than 50 years during which the EU has been helping Mauritania to address strategic development challenges in various fields: road construction and transport, agriculture, mining, fisheries and good governance.

Monday, 02 July 2018

Increasing agricultural production by smallholder farmers, boosting agricultural value chains to revitalize the agricultural economic sector, providing technical support and investment to Liberia’s emerging agro-enterprises, and increasing the utilization of nutritious food by vulnerable households; these are just some of the key objectives of a major new European Union funded project which focuses on stimulating the Agriculture Sector across seven counties of Liberia over the next five years.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products. EU exports of agri-food products reached €138 billion in 2017, representing an annual increase of 5.1%. With imports at a value of €117 billion, the EU has a net trade surplus of €21 billion in its agri-food trade, according to the 2017 annual agri-food trade report published today.