Agriculture

Jul 19, 2019
In the 2018-19 agricultural campaign, Mozambique lost over 40,000 hectares of cultivated land because of the abuse of pesticides in the attempt to control insect pests. Interviewed by the Portuguese…
Jul 09, 2019
Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have agreed to legislate the minimum producer price to be paid to cocoa farmers as a means to safeguard their income.  The two countries agreed to…
Jul 03, 2019
Government agencies are conflicted over legalising dagga in Namibia, with the national medicine regulator open to the plant's use if the law is changed. The police are at the forefront…
Jun 20, 2019
Ghana and Ivory Coast announced that they had won concessions from stakeholders in the cocoa industry, including acceptance of a $2,600 floor price for a tonne of cocoa. The two…
May 29, 2019
Nigerian President Mr Muhammadu Buhari has sought the collaboration of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated to “institute a special fund to develop agriculture, which will cement its legacy as a bank that…
May 26, 2019
Some farmers in Borno have called for deployment of military and other security personnel to farmlands, to protect them against attack by Boko Haram insurgents this cropping season. They also…
May 23, 2019
The Federal Government of Nigeria says it will create more than four million jobs through oil palm production in the country. Mr Sunday Akpan, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of…
May 23, 2019
The South African Government says it is committed to using its justice system and law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators of violence are brought to book. Mr Bobby Moroe,…
May 10, 2019
The National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers has urged the Nigerian Government to help facilitate a trade treaty with a duty-free yam export to Europe. The association in…
May 05, 2019
OVER 22 families spent the night out in the cold, having been evicted from a subdivision of Glenara Estates along the old Mazowe Road on Thursday, following a High Court…
Apr 30, 2019
The Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, is stuck with 20 bids from companies and individuals competing to secure government clearance to grow and export marijuana for medical purposes. Senior…
Apr 26, 2019
The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) is to receive a facelift as the Federal Government plans to inject N10 billion in repositioning it. This was disclosed by the management of Lead…
Apr 23, 2019
Africa has the youngest population of any continent – 60% are under age 25. While this has evoked both hope and fear, it is clear that jobs are needed for…
Apr 22, 2019
Pangolins, a group of unique African and Asian scaly mammals, are considered to be one of the most heavily trafficked wild mammals in the world. They are hunted and traded…
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