Business

GIPC woos investors at African Green Revolution Summit

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has created a platform to explain the various investment opportunities in Ghana to potential investors attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra. The Chief Operating Officer of GIPC, Carl Nelson, speaking at an Investing in Ghana Meeting on Thursday on the topic: “Investing in Agriculture-Raising Efficiency and Productivity for Economic Growth,” said potential investors could venture into … Continue reading GIPC woos investors at African Green Revolution Summit

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On Morocco’s increasing role in global food security

There is no exaggeration in saying that Morocco will play an increasingly important role in the world’s food security as the country sits on the globe’s largest phosphates deposits, key to the fertilizers’ industry. Modern agriculture has become more than ever dependent on phosphorus derived from phosphate rock, a non-renewable resource. Morocco as the country with about 75% of world phosphates reserves will thus become … Continue reading On Morocco’s increasing role in global food security

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South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst

New SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter has warned that South African taxpayers may start withholding their tax payments due to years of corruption. However, it may already be too late to discuss the possibility of revolt and the government may need to start looking at the consequences of declining collection. This is according to Jean du Toit, a senior tax attorney at Tax Consulting SA, who … Continue reading South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst

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Cashew industry drives NTEs growth to US$2.8bn

The Non-Traditional Exports (NTEs) of the economy have seen a 10 percent growth in 2018 – the highest in recent years and largely driven by the cashew industry’s performance, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority report has shown. The 2018 Non-Traditional Export statistics report indicates that more than US$2.8billion was realised last year, with the cashew industry seeing a 43.8 percent increase in its earnings at … Continue reading Cashew industry drives NTEs growth to US$2.8bn

Young talents showcase African art themes

The exhibition came out in the fusion of various art forms exhibited, including Rap, Acapella, Spoken Word, Fashion, Live band music, and dance. The latest edition of the Club Evoke Night sparked youth to think about weaving African culture in the modern lifestyle that is so influenced by western cultures. Dubbed ‘Evoke African Rebellion’, the event happening at The Square in Industrial area, Kampala on … Continue reading Young talents showcase African art themes

Agriculture

Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report launched in Accra

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) on Tuesday launched the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report for 2018-2019 in Accra. The report, which was authored by Mr Michael Hailu, Director, CTA and Mr Michael Tsan of Dalberg, advocates the digital agricultural transformation that can feed Africa. The launch of the report took place at the ongoing 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in … Continue reading Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report launched in Accra

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Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund

Date of agreement: The Agriculture Fast Track Fund was approved by the AfDB Board of Directors on May 8, 2013 and launched on May 9, 2013. The Multi-Donor Trust Fund will be effective in July 2013 (est.). Current volume of the fund: US $23 million Financial contributors: USA and Sweden   Background and Objectives The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (“AFT”) builds on previous G8 and G20 commitments … Continue reading Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund