Agriculture

Aug 25, 2017
Bird flu is spreading in South Africa with Astral Foods reporting that the disease has infected more chickens at a farm in Mpumalanga, prompting the company to put the operation…
Aug 23, 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa has huge potential to become a global food basket, but it is far from being realised. The region is estimated to have 60% of the globally available and…
Aug 22, 2017
The cost of poultry products is seen rising following the outbreak of avian influenza in Zimbabwe that has led to a drop in the availability of broiler chicks by nearly…
Aug 21, 2017
Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38℃ - one of the hottest in sub Saharan Africa. In the last few years extreme heat and…
Aug 12, 2017
Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers of the crop on the continent.…
Aug 05, 2017
Nigeria could earn billions in foreign currency from its 47 million tonnes of cassava tubers produced annually, a university don, Prof. Aloy Ezirim has said. Ezirim, a lecturer in the…
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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…

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