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Africa’s agriculture getsfinancingfor innovative technologies

Grappling with vicious cycles of drought and low productivity, the African Agricultural sector is about to see new initiatives that will propel innovation and technology oriented farming practices in which the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a USD 50 billion in financing.

Poultry, livestock attract foreign investors

Expected to host thousands of visitors for the fourth year; the African Livestock Exhibition and Congress opened its premier event in the presence of government officials, diplomats and exhibitors from 13 countries on Thursday at the Millennium Hall.

Fertilizer bid valued at USD 400 mln awaits decision

The Ethiopian Agricultural Business Corporation is waiting on the government’s approval on a multimillion dollar fertilizer bid, The Reporter has learnt. The procuring entity sent a letter to Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource for the approval before it proceeds to the next steps.

DowDuPont to expand seed business in Ethiopia

Following the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont last year, Corteva Agri-science, a newly formed agricultural division of DowDupont has expressed its plans to consider supplying sunflower, sorghum and soybeans in addition to the long-existing hybrid maize seed business in Ethiopia.

Exhibition, Construction event to highlight Agriculture

AddisBuild, Ethiopia’s premier construction event, is set to host its annual event at the Millennium Hall starting Wednesday next week. In collaboration with the Turkish based Ladin International Fair & Congress Organization INC. and Ethel Advertising and Communication PLC. Of Ethiopia; the exhibition is expected to host hundreds of investors inching to get into the booming local construction industry. 

Fertilizer giant to revamp blending factories

The OCP Group – a Moroccan fertilizer giant – is to revamp the five state-owned fertilizer blending factories which were damaged following an import of substandard fertilizers, The Reporter has learnt.