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Agriculture

Jan 20, 2017
The Nana Akufo Addo’s government, the thebftonline.com has learnt will train unemployed graduates from all agricultural colleges of education as extension officers to help governments aim of reviving the agricultural…
Dec 16, 2016
The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) has signed a Sh150 million agreement with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) to automate tea trading at the Mombasa weekly auction.             …
Dec 16, 2016
Low yield growth, increasing food insecurity, climate change and massive population growth are the four factors that will determine the shape of Africa over the next century.Drought tolerant beans in…
Dec 16, 2016
Africa’s agricultural productivity has long lagged behind the rest of the world. Crop yields grew across Asia from 1960 onwards, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty, but stagnated in…
Dec 16, 2016
Pork is one of the cheaper protein sources that can contribute towards food security in Africa. Pigs are omnivores, and as such are ideally suited to convert non human edible…
Sep 30, 2016
Vietnamese investors, currently on a one-week working visit to Ghana, are seeking to establish joint ventures with Ghanaian partners in the production of tilapia, cashew and rice. At a Ghana-Vietnam…
Sep 27, 2016
Kenya will not stop maize imports from Uganda as the two countries have signed East African trade protocol, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has said. According to Mr Bett business…
Sep 26, 2016
The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa´s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to its precarious state…
Sep 25, 2016
The Zimbabwean government has so far paid out 42.7 million U.S. dollars to former white commercial farmers who lost their land during the country's on-going land reform program, an official…
Sep 22, 2016
A Zimbabwean white farmer has been sentenced to 12 months in jail after refusing to comply with a directive to move out of his farm at the height of the…
Sep 21, 2016
Around 6.7 million people depend directly on small-scale fisheries in West Africa. In the past, fisheries were an appealing refuge. But the sector is beset with challenges including over-fishing and,…
Sep 18, 2016
Bamboo tree is fast changing the economic status of farmers in western Kenya's Vihiga County. Bamboo tree Victor Shiribwa, a former head of transport and logistics at a company in…
Sep 16, 2016
Zimbabwe on Thursday received rice from China to help alleviate hunger after a drought that has left up to 4 million Zimbabweans in need of food aid. Chinese Ambassador to…
Sep 13, 2016
Ivory Coast’s cocoa marketing board has given exporters six days to supply documentation for export contracts, including proof of a counterparty, or they will be cancelled and resold, the Coffee…
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