Africa

Agri-food companies sought for developing commercial projects in Africa

Agri-food companies sought for developing commercial projects in Africa

Irish agri-food companies are being sought to develop commercial projects in Africa to benefit communities there. Minister for Agriculture Charlie...

July 2, 2021

Locust swarm to create ‘major food crisis’ in Africa

Locust swarm to create ‘major food crisis’ in Africa

Huge swarms of locusts – capable of devouring entire fields worth of crops in just 30 seconds – are sparking...

February 14, 2020

Ugandan beef ‘will have honoured place’ on post-Brexit UK tables – Johnson

Ugandan beef ‘will have honoured place’ on post-Brexit UK tables – Johnson

Ugandan beef cattle “will have an honoured place on the tables of post-Brexit”, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson....

January 28, 2020

Importance of agriculture underlined on IFA trip to Africa

Importance of agriculture underlined on IFA trip to Africa

Agriculture’s vital role in eradicating poverty and promoting economic growth in Africa is being witnessed in person by Irish Farmers’...

November 20, 2018

From rural Kerry to rustic Rwanda: How one cow made all the difference

From rural Kerry to rustic Rwanda: How one cow made all the difference

A farmer from Co. Kerry has commented on his experiences of seeing first-hand how his last dairy cow, which he...

October 15, 2018

Hardest Harvest: Cork dairy farmer goes on African odyssey

Hardest Harvest: Cork dairy farmer goes on African odyssey

Cork dairy farmer Paula Hynes swapped changing clusters for Kenyan challenges when she travelled 7,000km to the east African country...

May 1, 2018

Mountbellew Franciscans appeal for agricultural equipment

Mountbellew Franciscans appeal for agricultural equipment

The Franciscans at Mountbellew, Co. Galway, are appealing for farm equipment for their new agricultural college in north-west Uganda. A...

September 16, 2017

Irish potato knowledge flows into African countries and transforms lives

Irish potato knowledge flows into African countries and transforms lives

This year, 2016, is such a significant year for us all in Ireland. It is the 100th anniversary of the...

January 2, 2016

Trade Mission to West Africa will see focus on food exports

Trade Mission to West Africa will see focus on food exports

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is leading a week-long trade mission to West Africa. Speaking before his departure, Minister...

November 30, 2015