Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future
Source: Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future |

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest Number of Entries from Africa

Nesta (www.Nesta.org.uk), on behalf of Feed the Future (https://goo.gl/dsQfx6), today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize (http://FallArmyWormTech.Challenges.org). The Prize aims to find digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops from the pest, which has devastated agricultural produce across the…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Urgent humanitarian access required to Derna Statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Maria Ribeiro

The continued encirclement of Derna and the escalation of conflict is having a devastating impact on civilians who fear for their lives

The humanitarian community in Libya is perturbed by the continued lack of humanitarian access and subsequent assistance into Derna despite repeated requests. Humanitarian actors have not been allowed to deliver life-saving assistance to Derna such as supplies to support medical facilities and other basic services as well as to provide…

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Zambian Govt desires to attract International Businesses of all sizes

The meeting also provided an opportunity for members of the Group to ask questions about doing business in Zambia

Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde has said, the Zambian Government desires to attract International Businesses of all sizes and the country has a lot of trade and investment opportunities for those looking to do business. Addressing the Westminster Africa Business Group during a…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
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Côte d'Ivoire is becoming the bread basket of West Africa

fairtrade moves the 5th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa from Accra to Abidjan

Market update: Good business prospects for the agrofood, plastics and packaging industries in Côte d'Ivoire and West Africa According to GTAI Germany Trade & Invest of 16 May 2018, Côte d'Ivoire is becoming the bread basket of West Africa (https://goo.gl/kJPmWm). Agriculture and the food industry, especially in Abidjan, have been…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa wine voted as premier best-buy winner at SIAL China International fair

Earlier, another South Africa company Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China

South African made Totus Limited Release Pinotage wine was crowned the Best-Buy Award winner in the Still Red Wines category at a competition that took place during the 19th edition of the SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food which ended in Shanghai, China yesterday. Trajan Wines, producers of Totus,…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

China Is South Africa Canners’ Biggest Success Story In Terms Of Export Market Growth

Atwood-Palm did caution that success within the Chinese market will require creative methods seeing that there are countless competitors that are also looking to stamp their authority within the same market

The General-Manager of the South African Fruit and Vegetable Canners Export Council (SAFVEC), Ms Jill Atwood-Palm says that Chinese market has continuously been her organisation’s export success story in terms of market growth. She reckons that the decision to showcase their services at this year’s SIAL China International Trade Fair…

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The Zayed Sustainability Prize Calls for Submissions from the African Continent

Application window open until 9th August 2018

The Zayed Sustainability Prize (www.ZayedSustainabilityPrize.com) is now open to applicants from across the African continent. Having evolved from the Zayed Future Energy Prize, this annual award recognises achievements that are driving impact, innovation, and inspiration in areas across health, food, energy and water sectors with expanding possibilities for a sustainable…

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CEO of a US Fortune 500 company, Martin Richenhagen opens AGCO Africa Headquarters in Johannesburg

The company is poised to develop its involvement in the Agri-Parks project, the networked innovation system of agro-production, processing, logistics, marketing, training and extension services

“Africa’s role is pivotal to feeding the world’s growing population and repairing the problem of global food security,” says Martin Richenhagen, President, Chairman and CEO of AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO)  (www.AGCOcorp.com), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. In a keynote speech, Mr Richenhagen outlined AGCO’s vision and…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: Thandi wines seals deal to export range of wines to China

Thandi Wines was established in 1995 as South Africa’s first agricultural Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) project

It was signed, sealed and soon to be delivered as Western Cape’s Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China. This momentous contract was agreed upon on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Trade between South Africa and Asia positive towards growing and cementing of relations, says Consul-General Hlahla

The South African Trade and Industry Foreign Economic Representative in Shanghai, Mr Thulani Mpetsheni said that showcasing at SIAL had been a success in demonstrating South Africa’s diversified economy

The South African Consul-General in Shanghai, Ms Mpho Hlahla says that each and every amount of trade taking place between South Africa and Asia is a positive movement towards the growing and cementing of mutually beneficial economic trade relations. Hlahla said this during the official opening of the South African…