Browsing: African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)

Fertilizer production in Africa is gaining momentum.

Africa continues to grapple with what has been described by the UN, as the ’perfect storm of horrors’, due to the plethora of troubles that has hit the continent. From the climate change crisis, drought and famine, conflict, Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. The war has especially wreaked havoc on the continent’s food security, due to disruptions in global supply chains pertinently in food, fuel and fertilizers. Food insecurity in the continent was already at an all-time high before the war, principally in the Horn of Africa due to the locust invasion which was climate-induced. The situation was worsened by the pandemic, but the war has caused a full-blown hunger crisis in many regions. Fertilizer shortages and their high prices thereof, continue to exacerbate the hunger quagmire.

According to the 2022 Global Report of Food Crises Mid-Year Update report, at least one in five Africans goes to bed hungry,…

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses has signed a lease with Exotic EPZ LTD, an international nuts and oils processing and export company. The partnership is expected to work together in improving the agribusiness sector in the country.

Exotic EPZ Ltd is led by a dynamic trio of Kenyan ladies, Jane Maigua, Loise Maina, and Charity Ndegwa, who are passionate and purposeful about creating sustainable and inclusive agribusiness value chains. Their mission is to see their entire value chain prospering, by having a positive impact on smallholder farmers, particularly rural women farmers, and which creates opportunities  for growth in incomes for themselves and their families.

With this goal in mind, REDAVIA stood out as the perfect choice for Exotic’s energy needs. REDAVIA provides cost-efficient, renewable energy under a flexible lease contract, enabling Exotic EPZ LTD to  reduce costs and increase …