WEST AFRICA: World bank provides loan to boost West African food exports
The World Bank has announced a US$140m grant and loan package to improve West African food production, improving export quality to secure more foreign markets.
It is working with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Japan, its own International Development Association and the Global Environment Facility to run the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme.
It will build regional public-private partnerships, cooperation agreements and grant money to speed the adoption of agricultural, agro-industrial and natural resources management technologies. Centres of excellence will be established for researching tree crops (cocoa, coffee, cashew, palm tree, rubber tree, Arabic gum, shea nut and mangoes) in Ghana, and agro-processing, in Senegal.
- The key questions for digital strategists in 2017
- Unilever 2016 investor day - the top takeaways
- Wessanen's move for Spain's Biogran - analysis
- Whole Foods, Aldi, M&S - retail round-up, Nov 2016
- Burger King, Jollibee: foodservice focus, Nov 2016
- General Mills jobs to go in business revamp
- Verlinvest, China Resources invest in Oatly
- B&G acquires pasta sauce group Victoria Fine Foods
- Hain Celestial appoints Nestle executive as US COO
- Tyson sets up US$150m investment fund