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OPINION: How can African governments trigger a green revolution?

Business as usual will not bring about agricultural transformation – African leaders must make some firm decisions at this year’s AGRF, writes Boaz Blackie Keizire – head of policy and advocacy at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).…

Ramaphosa details land reform plans as Trump calls for inquiry into farm murders

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has dismissed allegations that his proposed land reform programme in South Africa will amount to a ‘land grab’, just as US President Donald Trump entered the debate with an inflammatory tweet calling for a report into alleged land expropriation and the ‘large scale killings’ of white farmers in the country.…

Remodelling Africa’s agric sector a must for transformation, says a new report

A new report on how agriculture can power Africa’s economic transformation, has been released at the ongoing Conference of African Ministers of Finance, being held under the auspice of the UN Economic Commission for Africa ( ECA) – and it highlights how change of the status quo can make agriculture a major pillar of Africa’s economic growth.…

Tanzania revives the ‘green gold’

Up to the mid-1970s, Tanzania was the largest producer and exporter of sisal in the world and the industry employed over 1m farmers and factory workers.…

Brazil and Africa explore common interests

João Bosco Monte, the president of the Brazil Africa Institute and organiser of the annual Brazil Africa Forum, underlined the mission of the Brazil Africa Institute in fostering dialogue to serve as a catalyst for those engaged in the cooperation between African states and Brazil.…

Is it a good time to invest in Nigeria?

Nigeria has enjoyed strong economic growth rates in the last two decades, benefiting from rising oil prices and expansion of non-oil sectors.…

A tale of two nuts

Much has been made in recent years of ensuring that Africa retains more of the benefits of the raw materials it produces.…

Dangote turns to Nigerian agriculture

Nigeria’s biggest private sector company, the Dangote Group, has decided to turn its attention to agribusiness by investing heavily in sugar and rice production.…