28 Jan 2023
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Development partners commit $30 billion to food production in Africa

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DAKAR, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Development partners have committed $30 billion to boost food production in Africa over the next five years, the president of the African Development Bank said on Friday at the close of a summit on food security on the continent.

The continent is facing its worst food crisis ever, with more than one in five Africans – a record 278 million people – facing hunger, according …

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26 Jan 2023


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Agriculture places a critical role in the sustenance of lives and livelihoods on the continent. A 2019 McKinsey report emphasised the role of agriculture in Africa, which has a massive social and economic footprint. “More than 60% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is smallholder farmers, and about 23% of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP comes from agriculture. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped,” the report shows. According to the World …

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13 Mar 2020

Agriculture: Cameroon has its soil and fertilizer laboratory

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The donation from the Office Chérifien des phosphates (OCP) was returned to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on February 13 in the presence of many members of the government and the ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Cameroon.

The main laboratory is a two-level building equipped with state-of-the-art technology in soil and input analysis, in which large producers will make preliminary soil analyzes before any agricultural project. …

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26 Feb 2020

Dangote Commences Pre-testing of $2bn Fertilizer Plant ahead of Inauguration

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Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex, with several critical sections of the plant going through various stages of pre-commissioning and test-run.

With a capacity of three million tonnes per annum, the plant complex located in the Dangote Free Zone, has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertilizer industry history in the world.

Saipem of Italy is …

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21 Feb 2020
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African Development Bank issues call to strengthen fertilizer value chains at Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference

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The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) urged development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for Africa’s fertilizer value chains. The Bank’s call to action came during the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held on 19 February. The conference’s theme was Supporting the fertilizer value chain to improve agricultural productivity and economic growth in the region.

“Appropriate investment and financing of the entire fertilizer …

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