Agriculture

Nov 17, 2017
Ghana loses about 318,514 tonnes of maize annually to post-harvest losses according to a 2016 study by Dr Bruno Tran, an expert in post-harvest losses management with the Africa Post-Harvest…
Nov 17, 2017
Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation's largest, a government spokesman said on…
Nov 17, 2017
South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography Professor Gillian Hart calls a “population surplus…
Nov 13, 2017
Pollinators are the unsung heroes of food production. Almost one third of the food eaten comes from animal pollination. Animal pollinated foods also contain nutrients and minerals essential to human…
Nov 09, 2017
Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other productive sector. If the entire agriculture value chain is considered in South Africa, its contribution to GDP reaches approximately 12%.…
Nov 06, 2017
Protesters clashed with police in western Ivory Coast's cocoa belt on Friday after the death of a youth leader, raising the prospect of more disruptions to the harvest. Nearly 7,000…
Oct 25, 2017
The Kenyan government recently made three policy announcements that are of great importance to maize farmers and consumers. The first was that a subsidy introduced in May 2017 to reduce…
Oct 23, 2017
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need to…
Oct 23, 2017
Zimbabwe has been engulfed by fruit shortages after the government banned imports and other horticultural products with immediate effect. Producers said while the ban would be welcome for some products…
Oct 21, 2017
The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. In collaboration with the…
Oct 05, 2017
The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. For example, people may be forced to leave…
Oct 02, 2017
Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, set its guaranteed price for farmers at 700 CFA francs ($1.27) per kilogram for the 2017/18 main crop season, the Coffee and Cocoa…
Oct 02, 2017
Zimbabwe has suspended import duty on fertilized poultry eggs for a six month period in a bid to revive poultry production following successive outbreaks of Avian Influenza in the country…
Sep 22, 2017
Floods as well as droughts and heatwaves are increasing and will continue to do so in Africa and South Asia. Farmers and governments need to adapt to this changing climate…

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