Agriculture

The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of the livelihoods of many South Africans, and highlighted food insecurity as one key aspect. Many now argue that reducing the vulnerability…
Jun 04, 2020
Uganda’s coffee exports have continued to surge despite the coronavirus pandemic with April figures showing growth compared with a year ago. Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said in a report…
May 29, 2020
Zimbabwe's Health Ministry has announced that all local and foreign investors venturing into the production of cannabis will be offered 100% ownership of their farms and licences to improve competitiveness.…
May 15, 2020
Avocados have become Tanzania's latest green gold, bringing in at least $12 million (Sh27.6 billion) annually, up from zero five years ago, a new report reveals. Less than ten years…
As countries begin to reopen after months of coronavirus lockdown, Rwanda is pressing on with its May coffee harvest. Rwanda, which supplied 21,000 tons of coffee to the global market…
Apr 30, 2020
Ivory Coast is weighing an increase in the premium that it charges for the quality of its cocoa to as much as double the current margin, according to three people…
Feb 26, 2020
In line with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s initiative to attain self-sufficiency in tomato production and processing, Olam, a leading player in the Nigerian agriculture value chain recently embarked on…
Feb 20, 2020
Desert locusts have been ravaging East Africa. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a food crisis. The main response has been spraying the areas affected with pesticides. But…
Feb 20, 2020
Kenya is the world’s third largest producer of avocados. It’s also Kenya’s leading fruit export, accounting for nearly one-fifth of its total horticultural exports. But Kenya only exports 10% of…
Feb 18, 2020
Residents of Otuke in northern Uganda have been left in panic after desert locusts, which have been causing havoc in the neighbouring Karamoja region spread to the district. Two swarms…
Feb 05, 2020
The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says following Federal Government’s effort to encourage local production, Nigeria may stop fish importation in 2022. The minister made this…
Feb 01, 2020
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years needs some $76 million to help control measures and the money is “required by, actually, now,”…
Jan 24, 2020
The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN), says it will partner with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to quickens the Federal Government’s effort in resuscitating the Cotton Textile and…
Jan 17, 2020
Ecobank Nigeria Ltd is partnering with the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) and other developmental…
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