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Agriculture

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…
Nov 26, 2015
Government is optimistic that cocoa production in the 2015/2016 crop season will be enhanced by an improved supply of inputs to farmers and expectations for favourable weather. This is likely…
Nov 23, 2015
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has taken a giant step toward improved food nutrition and security with plans to develop a US$300million facility that will leverage about US$3billion from banks…
Nov 17, 2015
Dubai: The UAE’s future food security lies in Africa, UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri told delegates at the Africa Global Business Forum. In his keynote speech…
Nov 08, 2015
Nigeria aims to be self-sufficient in both rice and wheat production within three years, a document by President Muhammadu Buhari's administration seen by Reuters showed on Saturday, a massive undertaking…
Nov 05, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is on standby to deal with any final technical adjustments the US requires for South Africa to remain a beneficiary of the African…
Nov 02, 2015
An American oil company starts public meetings in KwaZulu-Natal today to set out its plans to drill holes on 10 000 farms in the hopes of finding untapped reserves of…
Oct 29, 2015
Zimbabwe’s tobacco exports have increased 29 percent as at October 9, earning the country $500 million compared to $406 million last year, statistics from the industry regulator show. In a…
Jun 12, 2015
FOR Muhammadu Abubakar, life is an uphill struggle. Farming in Nigeria is tricky at the best of times. Only the brave or the downright crazy would think of dealing in…
Jun 03, 2015
Concerns have heightened over the possible drop in crop yields following the withdrawal of some fertiliser suppliers from government’s fertiliser subsidy programme. A senior lecturer at the Agricultural Economics and…
May 19, 2015
Ghana faces a possible ban on groundnuts exported to the EU following high recorded incidence of aflatoxin contamination of the crop yields. The European Commission recently conducted a thorough examination…
May 09, 2015
Agriculture minister Joseph Made has said the Zimbabwe government will not declare the drought that has ravaged mainly the southern parts of the country a national disaster and will instead…
May 09, 2015
Government have been asked to speedily intervene with strict regulatory and protection mechanisms to avoid risking the loss of 135,000 metric tonnes of oil palm production, and also losing the…
Apr 29, 2015
The United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) has forecast Zimbabwe’s maize production for the 2014/15 season at 950,000 tonnes, over a third lower than the previous season due to a…

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