Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop & Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK, sign the MoU for AGCO Agribusiness Programme on September 25, 2017.

New Agribusiness Training Set to Drive African Agricultural Prosperity

By Irene Gaitirira Published October 5, 2017 A training programme aimed at bringing young talent into the agribusiness sector in Africa with a view to increasing food production commences in Kenya, Zambia and South Africa in March 2018. Known as AGCO Agribusiness Programme (AAP) and offered through Strathmore Business School (SBS) in Kenya, Harper Adams

Failed Rainy Season Leads to Food Insecurity in East Africa

Failed Rainy Season Worsens Hunger Situation in East Africa

By Irene Gaitirira Published July 15, 2017 Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in its Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) warns that the third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded

The risk of the Fall armyworm to food security in Africa must be recognised and tackled with a holistic integrated pest management programme

Africa Focuses on Defeating Crop-Destroying American Fall Armyworm

By Still Hardy Published May 18, 2017 Unless urgently tackled, a rapidly spreading pest from the Americas shall rob Africa of an estimated US$3 Billion-worth of maize over the coming year. The pest, known as the Fall armyworm, is reported to attack more than 80 different plant species, including maize on which more than 200 million

Dr Abbas Gullet, Kenya Red Cross' Secretary-General and IFRC’s Vice President

Impending Hunger Catastrophe Should Be Africa’s Last!

By Irene Gaitirira Published April 17, 2017 More than 18 million people in the Horn of Africa and in Nigeria are facing one of the worst hunger crises in recent history. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns that this humanitarian crisis will be repeated again and again unless concerted efforts