Agriculture

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At a bare floored restaurant on the edge of the Dja Faunal Reserve in Cameroon, I asked the owner what there was to eat. She gestured to a poster on…
Jul 09, 2017
Egypt aims to double production of its most famous export, the silky soft cotton once known as "white gold", after a period of slumping output, an Agriculture Ministry spokesman said…
Jul 08, 2017
Zimbabwe's budget deficit will increase by nearly $120 million this year due to a maize subsidy, Reuters calculations show, in a scheme critics of President Robert Mugabe say will be…
Jul 05, 2017
More than 70% of Africa’s population depends on subsistence agriculture for food, jobs and income. The continent has immense potential to feed itself and the world – it’s home to…
Jun 29, 2017
Nigeria is set to supply 130,000 tonnes of roasted cashew nuts valued at $7 billion to Walmart Super Market chain in the United States of America, USA. This was revealed…
Jun 26, 2017
South Africa has placed a general ban on the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, but…
Jun 26, 2017
Zimbabwe's government has signed a $478 million agreement with an energy company and three banks to finance the 2017/18 summer farming season in a push to improve food security, a…
Jun 26, 2017
Botswana beef could be banned from the lucrative European Union market again - two independent veterinary bodies have warned. The Botswana Veterinary Surgeons Council and the Botswana Veterinary Association have…
Jun 16, 2017
Grain deliveries to the Grain Marketing Board for the 2016/17 farming season have doubled to 60,000 tonnes compared to the corresponding period, an official told The Source on Thursday. Farmers…
Jun 12, 2017
Madagascar is a crucial diversity hot spot for palm tree species. 98% of the currently 204 known species do not occur anywhere else. This high diversity is because the island…
Jun 09, 2017
South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country, the government said. The Department of…
Jun 03, 2017
West African neighbours Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world's top cocoa producers, are to set up a joint industry body, according to a document to be signed by the heads…
Jun 01, 2017
Booming demand for macadamias is transforming farmland in eastern South Africa, as landowners switch focus from bananas and sugarcane to the creamy nuts used in sweet treats from ice cream…
May 30, 2017
The Dangote Group has disclosed that it will be investing $1 billion on rice cultivation in five states to boost food self-sufficiency. A director of the Group, Tunde Mabogunje, gave…

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