John Deere deal revives Zimbabwe mechanisation hopes

Deliveries of tractors and generous loan arrangements have raised cautious hopes among Zimbabwe’s farmers, but will the new arrangements make a significant difference to the country’s ailing agricultural sector?

Kenyan banks stable but lending frozen

Kenya’s banks are well capitalised and liquid, but if they do not overcome their aversion to risk businesses will be starved of the credit neeeded to recover from Covid-19.

Africa can feed the world, says AGRF MD Debisi Araba

Ahead of the AGRF 2020 Summit, managing director Debisi Araba talks to us about the challenges and opportunities facing Africa’s agricultural sector

Amid the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, Debisi Araba, presses the positive case for the future of African agriculture.…

East African Community battles trade disruption

The East African Community is one of Africa’s most integrated regional blocs, but the Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption to both its internal and external trade.

Agritech platforms revolutionise farming investment

Crowd farming platforms are using technology to connect smallholders with much-needed investment across Africa,helping to close the agriculture financing gap and connect urban investors with agriculture.