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Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling for entries for the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2019 (WCERA) is the second edition of a competition that recognises the achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs. It is vital for an economy to develop a culture of entrepreneurship by facilitating access to markets … Continue reading Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

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This new initiative brings together African women- And with it comes much more.

Promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment is not new in Kenya and Africa, there have been several initiatives put in place to steer the agenda. However, this women-initiative brings something different as it focuses on women economic empowerment and leadership. Kenyan businesswomen are set to benefit immensely from the Commonwealth Business Women Network, Kenyan chapter which was launched on Tuesday as they will have … Continue reading This new initiative brings together African women- And with it comes much more.

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Ghana: Pres Outdoors Agric Mechanisation Enterprises Centre At Wulensi

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Friday outdoored the Agricultural Mechanisation Enterprises Centre (AMSEC) at Wulensi in the Northern Region, as part of his tour of the region. At the ceremony, the President presented a number of tractors, power tillers and various farm implements for the establishment of 33 AMSECs in the region, as more are being rolled out across the country. The objective of … Continue reading Ghana: Pres Outdoors Agric Mechanisation Enterprises Centre At Wulensi

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India, Zambia sign 6 pacts; strengthen cooperation in defence, mineral resources

India and Zambia signed six agreements in key sectors such as mineral resources and defence after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu held wide-ranging talks to strengthen ties. The two leaders also deliberated upon enhancing trade and investment, as well as deepening development cooperation. ‘Reliable partner’ Prime Minister Modi, at a joint press statement with President Lungu, said as a reliable … Continue reading India, Zambia sign 6 pacts; strengthen cooperation in defence, mineral resources

AGRICULTURE: INNOVATION RUSH AIMS TO HELP FARMERS, RICH AND POOR, BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE

In decades to come, African farmers may pool their money to buy small robot vehicles to weed their fields or drones that can hover to squirt a few drops of pesticide only where needed. Researchers also are trying to train crops like maize and wheat to produce their own nitrogen fertiliser from the air – a trick soybeans and other legumes use – and exploring … Continue reading AGRICULTURE: INNOVATION RUSH AIMS TO HELP FARMERS, RICH AND POOR, BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE

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Expectations rise for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

The stage is getting bigger for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum; and so are the multiplicity of roles it is inadvertently assuming, and rising expectations.Having five African Presidents, over 60 global speakers from the public and private sectors across three continents together is a large private sector platform for empowerment and generation of ideas.At the two-day forum, which held in Abuja recently were Paul … Continue reading Expectations rise for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

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Exports special: Businesses adding value to arable products in global markets

In the final part of Farmers Guardian’s exports series, Alex Black and Ewan Pate look at businesses adding value to arable products in global markets. Global arable markets often focused on commodity trading of products including wheat, barley, oilseed rape and maize, but British exporters are taking advantage of markets for premium added value products. Scotch whisky has been the standout performer as the number one export for Scotland … Continue reading Exports special: Businesses adding value to arable products in global markets