African countries import $50bn worth of food annually – AfDB

African countries import nearly 50 billion dollars net of food annually, according to the African Development Bank. A statement by AfDB’s Communication and External Relations Department said the bank’s Vice President for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development, Jennifer Blanke, disclosed this at a panel discussion at the 7th Tokyo International Conference in Japan. The conference, which had the theme ‘Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology, … Continue reading African countries import $50bn worth of food annually – AfDB

Agriculture

Raising Ghana’s land productivity can transform national economy

Many African countries have experienced unprecedented rates of economic growth since the turn of the century. During this period, some of these countries graduated to “lower-middle-income” status, and excitement grew about the rise of Africa’s expanding middle class. Yet their economic transformations display characteristics that could constrain future growth. Patterns of urbanisation without industrialisation, rapid growth of low-productivity jobs in the informal economy, and a … Continue reading Raising Ghana’s land productivity can transform national economy

CUISINE

petit pâté (ti pâté mauricien)

Temps de préparation: 25 min Difficulté: facile Ingrédients : 500g de farine (T55) normale 4 cuillères à bouche de beurre (couper en petit cube) ½ cuillère à café de levure chimique (baking powder) sel selon le goût ½ tasse d’eau Préparation: Tamiser la farine et la levure chimique dans un grand bol. Ajouter le beurre et le sel. Pétrir le mélange. Ajouter petit à petit l’eau et … Continue reading petit pâté (ti pâté mauricien)

Cuisine

How to make African tapas style Beef Suya

The dish is one of 10 essential Nigerian recipes in a collection created by recipe writer Yewande Komolafe, who grew up in Lagos and found herself searching for the heat and flavour of Nigerian food in New York. Suya is a popular Nigerian street food, made of thin strips of meat that are generously seasoned and grilled. Continue reading… Continue reading How to make African tapas style Beef Suya

Discover

10 NIGERIAN FOOD BLOGGERS I LOVE

NOVEMBER 24, 2014 Once in a while, I think it’s necessary to take a step back from my little world of Tatashey and appreciate everyone else from those who have been in the game for a while, to those just starting out and everyone else in the middle. There are so many creative minds out there and everyone has a specialty – something that is … Continue reading 10 NIGERIAN FOOD BLOGGERS I LOVE

Market report

Botswana set to begin beef export

August 08, 2019: With European and Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries targeted as key export markets, the commodity based trade (CBT) of beef in Botswana’s Ngamiland is set to begin. Fidelis Molao Botswana’s minister of agricultural development and food security said the official launch of the CBT of beef was in making since years as the country had lost several key export markets due … Continue reading Botswana set to begin beef export

Cuisine

Carrot with Coriander, Garlic and Cumin – Salatet Sfinari bil Kamoun

This Moroccan salad or side dish is full of flavor and requires minimal effort. The marinade is a perfect combination of basic ingredients, easy to put together and versatile as it can be used with most vegetables and fish. In Libya similar salads (steamed or boiled vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, or broad beans and artichokes are some favorites) use the same marinade ingredients but without … Continue reading Carrot with Coriander, Garlic and Cumin – Salatet Sfinari bil Kamoun