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Saudi billionaire to invest $100 million in Ethiopian farm

December 14, 2014 • Digital FarmingComments (0)

Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc, an Ethiopian company owned by billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, plans to invest $100 million in a rice farm in western Ethiopia next year to kick-start the stalled project. The company leased 10,000 hectares (24,711 acres) in the Abobo district in the Gambella region, where it’s based, in 2008 and bought the …

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Côte d’Ivoire seeking agribusiness partners

November 25, 2014 • Digital Farming, Regions, West AfricaComments (0)

The West African country of Côte d’Ivoire is inviting foreign investors to set up agri-processing businesses. It is one of the world’s largest cocoa and cashew nut producers. But according to Patrice Mallet, head of Côte d’Ivoire’s Economic and

Africa: G20 Summit can boost African agriculture

November 13, 2014 • Digital Farming, RegionsComments (0)

On the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the African Union (AU) decided to declare 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. There is much to celebrate: agricultural