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Agriculture

Jan 30, 2016
Slump of European currencies against the dollar is eroding earnings from horticulture and cut flower farmers in Kenya. A worker arranges roses for export to the European market at the…
Jan 30, 2016
The harshest Saharan desert winds in two decades are damaging cocoa crops in Ivory Coast, the world’s top-producing country. The Harmattan, a dust storm that sweeps over West Africa for…
Jan 23, 2016
Kenya’s long elusive quest to export beef to the lucrative European Union (EU) market has received a huge boost after a new livestock vaccine, which researchers say will be able…
Jan 22, 2016
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, yesterday announced a $4 million financing commitment to Envirofit International, a social enterprise that innovates smart energy products…
Jan 17, 2016
Farmers have their highest-ever debt with South African banks of more than 125 billion rand ($7.5 billion) at a time when a drought, caused by the lowest rainfall on record,…
Jan 12, 2016
South Africa has until March 15 to fully comply with the US import of poultry as well as other meat. This is the new deadline that has been set for…
Jan 08, 2016
South African buyers of white corn may contract farmers in South America for supplies as the worst drought since 1992 ravages the harvest of the country’s key staple food, according…
Jan 06, 2016
South African fruit, wine and nut farmers are bracing for hardship as the US looks set to rescind their duty-free access to the world’s largest market at a time when…
Jan 05, 2016
As the Kenyan government dilly-dallies on what to do with dwindling coffee returns to farmers, Parliament has received a private member’s Bill that might set the minimum price guarantee for…
Dec 30, 2015
A strong Harmattan wind blowing last week across most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions raised concern over damage to the crop amid a tightness of supply elsewhere, farmers…
Dec 24, 2015
Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Nino weather phenomenon which has lowered rains and increased temperatures, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization…
Dec 15, 2015
Villagers in Ward 21, Marondera East have teamed up with local Zanu PF members to stop the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement from giving a farm owned by a…
Dec 10, 2015
Light rains and dry Harmattan winds in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week could blunt the main crop if the trend continues, farmers said this week.…
Dec 08, 2015
Fertilizer manufacturer ICL is eyeing the potential for a large new phosphates project in Namibia, joining a spree of nutrient producers turning their attention to Africa. The Israeli company has…

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