Cameroon-cocoa: AGF grants a guarantee line to SCB

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) is providing a partial guarantee amounting to CFAF 6 billion (USD 11 million) to Société Commerciale de Banque (SCB...

Africa sharpens expertise in agricultural statistics

The Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the National Institute for Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA) of Morocco launched today...

Beautiful people at the 7th African Petroleum Summit (OPPA) in Equatorial Guinea

The President of Equatorial Guinea, the Secretary General of OPEC and 20 African Ministers of Oil and Gas will host Africa's largest gathering in...

Agrofood West Africa exhibition relocated to Abidjan

The international exhibition Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa will be relocated from Accra to Abidjan for the first time in its fifth edition scheduled...

Ivory Coast: 100 000 hectares of cocoa trees to destroy to fight Swollen shoot

100 000 cocoa plantation acres will be destroyed over the next few years in an attempt to curb the Swollen shoot, a disease that...

Ivory Coast: 7,5 billion FCFA from the World Bank to preserve the Ivorian forest

The World Bank will disburse an envelope of 7,5 billion FCFA (15 million dollars) for investments to preserve the Ivorian forest. This funding provided...

Côte d’Ivoire: index insurance soon to be experimented

Index insurance will soon be a reality in Côte d'Ivoire. According to a World Bank study presented this January 19 in Abidjan, four speculations,...

Mali makes good cotton, Faso trapped by GMOs

Is Mali finally to reconnect with the good times of cotton farming? The Sahelian country is forecasting a record cotton crop of 750 000...

Togo launches major agricultural strategy

Make Togolese agriculture competitive and attractive? And especially how to encourage banks and financial institutions to invest in this sector? It is to answer...

Finnfund invests in sustainable avocado farming in Tanzania

Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company, provides a EUR 2.5 million secured loan to Africado, a Tanzanian avocado producer. Sustainable avocado farming is a...

Togo Tirsal fund targets 1 million farmers

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe launched the Tirsal fund on Wednesday (April 25th) in Lomé, a risk-sharing incentive mechanism for agricultural finance. The scheme will work...

Côte d’Ivoire: $ 200 million from the World Bank for the cashew sector

The World Bank has decided on April 11 to grant a loan of 200 million dollars to Côte d'Ivoire as part of a project...

Atlantic Bank and IFC partner to finance small farmers in West Africa

Atlantic Business International (ABI), a subsidiary of the Moroccan group Banque Centrale Populaire at the head of the Banque Atlantique network, has signed a...

Ivory Coast: Banker Martin Djedjes embarks on agribusiness

The Ivorian banker Martin Essoh Djedjes, former boss of BIAO (now NSIA Banque), continues his career in agribusiness where he created ITPA (Ivorian agricultural...
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