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BRIEF: CHINESE TECH GIANT PUMPS $85M INTO FARM PRODUCE PLATFORM

Wangjiahuan, a Chinese B2B portal for agricultural produce, has raised 600 million RMB ($85 million) in a funding round led by ‘super app’ Meituan Dianping. A Meituan spokesperson confirmed its investment in Wangjiahuan to AFN. Based in Shenzhen, Wangjiahuan is one of several farm-to-business (F2B) ecommerce platforms competing in the Chinese market. Its rivals Continue Reading
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SENSOTERRA JOINS NETWORK PROVIDER TO TAKE ITS SOIL MOISTURE PROBES TO THE WORLD’S MOST PARCHED FARMS

Australia is the driest country on Earth. More than two thirds of its landmass receives less than 500 mililitres of rain each year; the devastating bushfire season this past summer, which made headlines across the globe, shows just how destructive this lack of rainfall can be. But Australia is also one of the world’s top agricultural producers, […]Continue Reading
Agro Local News

SENATE WANTS 2020 BUDGET REVIEWED AS OIL PRICES CRASH AMIDST CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

The Senate, on Tuesday, said the review of the 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly has become inevitable as a result of tumbling oil prices amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The finance minister, Zainab Ahmad, recently expressed a similar view. The Senate’s stance was sequel to the receipt and deliberation of the interim report of […]Continue Reading
Food Security

KADUNA, AGRA REVIEW AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT POLICY TO BOOST FOOD SECURITY

Kaduna State Government says it is reviewing its Agriculture Development Policy to scale up stakeholders’ participation in production, processing and marketing of products to enhance food security. Mrs Halima Lawal, Commissioner for Agriculture stated this at a one-day stakeholders meeting to review the State Agricultural Development Policy through collaboration with Continue Reading
Agro Financing

AGRO-ECONOMIC, CBN POLICIES DRIVING NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC RESILIENCE

Some agro-industrial stakeholders have attributed the resilience of Nigeria’s economy, which is recently rated as the largest in Africa, to a few policies implemented in the agro-economic sectors despite the general uncoordinated economic policies and activities of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Notwithstanding extremely poor electricity supply, inefficient Continue Reading
Agribusiness

FG, EDO DISBURSE N202M GRANTS TO 2,250 AGRIC START-UPS

Edo State government, on Thursday, commenced the disbursement of over N202 million to 2,250 start-ups spread across five local government areas of the state. The Focal Person, Project Support Unit, Edo Sustainable Development Goals (PSU-SDG), Mrs Ifueko Alufohai, said this at the training and disbursement of the grants to beneficiaries in Ovia South-West Local Government Continue Reading