Kenya – Export value increased by 17 percent with help from agricultural production.

Kenya’s exports to grow by 17% in 2021 Data from the Kenya Trade Network Agency’s (Kentrade) Business Intelligence Tool shows that the increase has impacted income from top agricultural products (tea and fruit and vegetable products). In 2021, the revised export volume of apparel accessories and agricultural products increased from 643.7 billion tons to 743.7 … Read more

The Caribbean – but not as you know it

All at sea in the BVIs Closer together than the Caymans, the British Virgin Islands are another great idea for vacationers looking for more than just one spot in the sun. This “Overseas Territory” is a cornucopia of Caribbean life, with its four main outposts – Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke – … Read more

Find peace in New Orleans’ historic Longview House and Gardens

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— Long Vu House and Gardens in the Lakewood neighborhood of New Orleans feels like a million miles away from the city — for an hour or an entire weekend, surrounded by peace and tranquility. “Somehow when you walk out onto the street, you don’t feel like you’re in New Orleans anymore,” Nianna … Read more

Find peace in New Orleans’ historic Longview House and Gardens

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— Long Vu House and Gardens in the Lakewood neighborhood of New Orleans feels like a million miles away from the city — for an hour or an entire weekend, surrounded by peace and tranquility. “Somehow when you walk out onto the street, you don’t feel like you’re in New Orleans anymore,” Nianna … Read more

These cities are taking urban agriculture to the next level.

Want to support the hyperlocal food movement and get your groceries from your backyard? You might not think it’s possible to live in a big city, but these innovative programs are bringing urban farming to a neighborhood near you. All that is needed to grow a revolution is a seed of inspiration. Urban farms do … Read more

Rwanda: New package to strengthen horticulture value chains in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Garden Fresh Company, which specializes in exporting fresh produce, has opened Rwanda’s first private packing house, a critical infrastructure that connects the farm to the market. The facility, which was built with the support of Hort Invest and IDH project, not only reduces post-harvest losses, but also increases the income of the farmers and … Read more

Rwanda: We support Rwanda to unlock its horticultural potential – IDH official

Horticulture is one of Rwanda’s strategic sectors as it seeks to diversify its agricultural export base, and by 2024, foreign agricultural exports could reach $1 billion (over Rwf1 trillion) in annual revenue. This is double the 445 million dollars recorded in the previous fiscal year. For that reason, the country plans to increase its exports … Read more

Ghana: Make practical gardening part of children’s development – Professor Akosa

According to Professor of Pathology, Agyeman Badu Akosa, making practical gardening an important part of raising a Ghanaian child should be everyone’s business. He said it is the only way to make Ghana green, rich, healthy and beautiful. Prof. Akosa said this while speaking at the opening of this year’s Ghana Garden Flower Show (GGFS) … Read more